Patternmaking Made Easy was written to give aspiring designers, educators, students, and professionals an understanding of how to create and design in a very simple approach, using professional patternmaking skills. This book will provide the insight and knowledge to design one garment or a whole wardrobe with ease and clarity. It will provide them with the means to execute all of their creative ideas in a nearly infinite variety of clothing styles.
The strength of Patternmaking Made Easy lies in its clear presentation of the principles, theories, and skills of patternmaking. Students will learn to develop all 22 blocks/slopers that can process their designs. - not just the basic fitted waist seam block/sloper. The text identifies and defines each block along with the designs that can be created from them. Because it illustrates all the pattern skills the author acquired during her 35 years in the garment industry, this book is one of a kind! It teaches industry efficient pattern skills not found in other patternmaking books. This equips students with the most comprehensive set of skills, thus giving them the greatest flexibility in design variations with the most efficient use of time.
The illustrations and easy-to-read text provide a complete understanding of patternmaking techniques. Throughout this text, emphasis in using the basic design principles of proportion, balance and fit are illustrated. The author teaches through a step-by-step method that easily lets readers learn to create fashionable and professional-looking garments. It is designed for real-world use as you work and has an inside spiral binding so that it lays flat. This book is indispensable for anyone interested in fashion design or costume design.
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Connie Crawford shares her love of sewing and patternmaking by bringing a new level of understanding to the professional arena and the home clothier. Connie is an inspiring lecturer with 35 years of experience in apparel manufacturing, and is the author of 6 fashion related textbooks. She taught fashion design classes in patternmaking, production, sewing, and draping at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising for 23 years. With this knowledge, Connie gives lectures to professionals as well as the home clothier.Review:
Patterndrafting For Everyone
Connie Crawford, teacher designer, and garment industry veteran, offers instruction for any sewer - beginner to advanced - interested in learning to draft patterns. Her latest book, Patternmaking Made Easy, is both comprehensive and systematic. Beginning with a detailed discussion of tools and practices used in patternmaking, the text proceeds to the drafting of various blocks, which are then used to develop fashion patterns. The information in the book, though intended to be used for making patterns from scratch, will be useful for sewers who wish to modify commercial patterns, as well. From basic garment silhouettes to details like pockets, collars, and complex shaping seams, all aspects of flat-pattern design are explained.--Threads Magazine
Book review by ASG Member, Connie Shaw
This weighty tome is invaluable to home sewers who want to draft or change their own patterns. Written for use in fashion education classes for people pursuing careers in the garment industry, the book s introduction depicts perfectly the main goal for the publication: "Its strength lies in its clear presentation of the principles, theories, and skills of patternmaking. "
Readers will learn about creating pattern blocks and slopers, how to apply basic styling steps, ways to correct problems in basic pattern drafts when made into slopers, the reasons why and how patterns should be balanced, and a myriad of principles all relating to flat pattern design. For me, the most outstanding aspect on Connie Crawford s book is her excellent step-by-step procedures for drafting the basic blocks. The language is clear, easy to understand, and the line drawings illustrate the clarity of her how-to explanations. I first used her basic pant draft for myself and learned the value of accuracy and making lines perfectly squared-off when I had to re-do my draft a second time! When assisting some 14 Guild members draft their patterns by Crawford s instructions, for the most part I found them easy to follow.
A most-welcome segment contains step-by-step instructions for making a custom dress form out of papier mache, including drawings and photos, as well as how to construct a stand for the form. Whodathunk it!
I am familiar with several popular texts used in fashion design classrooms over past years (although Crawford s book is replacing some of them) and have found most of them to be very intimidating. By contrast, the Crawford book is user-friendly. I m delighted to own it.--Tucson ASG
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Descrizione libro Amaden-Crawford Inc., 2007. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110964951657
Descrizione libro Amaden-Crawford Inc., 2007. Spiral-bound. Condizione libro: New. 2nd. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0964951657