Dress Pattern Designing (Classic Edition): The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit, 5th Edition
February 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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.
Applying the Metric System to Practical Pattern Designing.
One. Measurements and Block Patterns.
Two. The Bodice Block (bodice Analysis).
Three. Using the Bodice Block (Introduction to Pattern Designing).
Four. Simple Pattern Designing.
FIve Yoke Styles.
Six. Dart Manipulation.
Eight. Designing Sleeve Patterns.
Ten. Necklines, Revers, Rever-collars, Capes.
Twelve. One-Piece Dress Foundation.
Thirteen. Designing Skirt Patterns (Gores).
Fourteen. Fullness in Skirts: Pleats, Folds, Gathers.
Sixteen. Circular Patterns.
Appendix One: The Simplified Bodice Block.
Appendix Two. Adjustments to Sleeve.
Abbreviations and Reference Letters.
Blocks for Casual Wear.
Dartless Bodice Block (with Shoulder/Bust Dart Removed).
Loose Fitting Shirt Block.
Loose Fitting Jacket Block.
Simple Kimono and Raglan Blocks.
Shoulder Pad Allowances.
Cuff and Sleeve Openings.
Wrap and Strap (or Placket) Openings.
Ann Haggar, who wrote the Fashion Supplement, has many years’ experience both in industry and in education, and combines her writing with teaching at St Martin’s School of Art and with couture.