Pattern Cutting and Making Up: The Professional Approach


Pattern Cutting and Making Up: The Professional Approach
by Janet Ward and Martin Shoben

Pattern Cutting and Making Up- The Professional Approach


List of abbreviations
Measurement taking and basic block construction
Making up — general information
Darts and other forms of suppression
Eliminating the waist seam and fitted styles
Set in and grown on sleeves
Openings and facings
Fastenings and openings — making up
Trousers and related garments
Further reading
List of suppliers

We would like to record our appreciation for all the help we have received from our colleagues at the London College of Fashion; The London Institute; and also in particular to Patrick Taylor, Anne Martin and Sue Lacey. Finally to our students past and present for providing us with an unending source of stimulation.


This is a revised one-volume edition of a successful three-volume work first published by Batsford in 1980, and it provides a complete, up-toudate course for students and teachers on the principles and techniques of pattern cutting and making up.

Heinemann has provided us with the opportunity to redesign the format and content, Collars, skirts, pockets and drapes are dealt with in detail, and important new sections have been added on trousers, grown on sleeves, dartless blocks and fitted evening wears.

The book also covers techniques such as zip setting, cutting and sewing darts, planning and sewing of openings, and provides detailed instructions on how to make a garment; with every construction stage clearly outlined.

The comprehensive nature of this book makes it suitable for students on GCSE, City and Guilds, BTEC and degree courses.

Martin Shoben and Janet Ward

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