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Dress Pattern Designing (Classic Edition): The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit Hardcover – Illustrated, Feb 28 2003


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The techniques Natalie Bray pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing, assisting the rise of the modern fashion industry. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education and her works are classics: fashions change but the principles of designing patterns in the flat do not.This book - the most popular of Natalie Bray's three works - covers the basic course and includes measurement and block patterns, circular patterns, simple pattern designing, yokes, dart manipulation, sleeves, collars and necklines, skirts, and the one-piece dress foundation.

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This classic book on pattern cutting, by a Paris-trained expert, teacher and examiner has been established for many years as a basic book for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs.

Over a hundred diagrams and forty plates are combined with clear and detailed instructions for making patterns, so that the practical application of the methods is demonstrated side by side with the theory and basic principles. This book covers the basic course which for many years has been the foundation of all training at the Katinka School of Dress Designing and includes measurement and block patterns, circular patterns, simple pattern designing, yokes, dart manipulation, sleeves, collars and necklines, skirts, and the one-piece dress foundation.

This edition also features a Fashion Supplement which offers directions illustrated with forty illuminating diagrams for the following subjects: shirt and jacket blocks for casual wear, shoulder pad allowances, cuff and sleeve openings, pockets, wrap and strap (or placket) openings, and halter necks.


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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Perfect Fit Dec 20 2012
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Dress Pattern Design and its companion text More Dress Pattern Design by Natalie bray
were the study text used in our patternmaking class in fashion design school
the bodice block drafted from this book fits perfectly and does not need adjustment
They are very good books but you may need an instructor for better understanding AS A NEWCOMER
both text cover blouses, dresses, skirts sleeves undergarment nightwear,children wear and even a wedding gown
each section contain as much as 20 styles and there is a section on cutting draped styles by fla pattern cutting
it introduced me to the wonderful world of dresscutting
becos of the fit i used its sloper even for style in other patternmaking books


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