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Fabrics and Pattern Cutting


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Acknowledgements 4 Introduction 5 Garment design and the selection of fabrics 6 PART ONE: FABRIC CHARACTERISTICS AND BODY SHAPE Chapter 1 Fabric characteristics and garment shapes 7 Chapter 2 Fabric testing 15 Chapter 3 Selecting fabrics 25 PART TWO: FABRICS AND SIMPLE PATTERN CUTTING Chapter 4 Simple ?flat? cutting 61 Chapter 5 Simple ?form? cutting 79 PART THREE: FABRICS AND THE BODY FORM Chapter 6 Cutting to fit the body form (woven fabrics) 95 Chapter 7 Crossway cutting 107 Chapter 8 Stretch fabrics and the body form 121 PART FOUR: FABRICS AND COMPLEX CUTTING Chapter 9 Complex ?flat? cutting 135 Chapter 10 Supporting fabrics 149 Chapter 11 Combining fabrics 159 PART FIVE: BASIC TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY Chapter 12 Basic textile technology 171 PART SIX: MODEL FIGURES AND GARMENT BLOCKS Chapter 13 Model stands and figures to reproduce 183 Chapter 14 Creating the one-fifth and full-scale blocks (methods ? manual, CAD or Internet access) 193 Appendices 217 Chapter index 221

About the Author

Winifred Aldrich is a world authority on pattern cutting and author of six fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practicing designer. She continues her research into pattern design practices.

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