Winifred Aldrich Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear

Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear

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Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has been the established and authoritative work for students and practising designers for more than 30 years. This fifth edition has been produced in colour for easy reference and includes revised and updated patterns. The extended final chapter has also been updated with the latest technological advances in CAD.
- Part one covers "flat" blocks and pattern adaptation for a wide range of garments for leisurewear, workwear and nightwear;
- Part two covers the pattern cutting of the basic sleeves and collars;
- Part three demonstrates "form" pattern cutting;
- Part four includes simple grading techniques and altering patterns to fit the individual figure;
- Part five illustrates the latest software offered by CAD suppliers for the menswear trade.
Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear provides a simple, flexible system of patterns and offers you the opportunity to be inventive and produce well-cut designs. The book includes a wide variety of casual wear blocks together with many blocks for traditional menswear shapes, for example, suit and shirt blocks, but also concentrates on illustrating pattern adaptation.
Winifred Aldrich is a world authority on pattern cutting and author of five fashion titles. Winifred was formerly Professor of Clothing Technology at Nottingham Trent University and a practising designer. She continues her research into pattern design practices.