DescriptionSince the first edition was published in 1980, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students and a reference source for the practising designer.
In this fifth edition, the chapter on computer aided design now has full colour illustrations and reflects the growing importance of CAD to the industry and as a part of fashion and design courses. The rest of the book has been updated where necessary: in particular, new blocks for tailored shirts, new details on how to adapt men’s blocks for women’s wear, and a revision of sizing and labelling information. Colour is now used to differentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried and tested layout with clear text and diagrams, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear is an essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Design and pattern cutting for menswear.
Tools and equipment for constructing patterns.
Chapter 1 The basic principles – sizing – using the blocks.
PART ONE: ‘FLAT’ CUTTING.
Chapter 2 The ‘flat’ blocks – woven and jersey fabrics.
Chapter 3 Leisurewear, weatherwear and sportswear.
Chapter 4 Workwear.
Chapter 5 Basic nightwear.
PART TWO: STANDARD PATTERN CUTTING PROCESSES.
Chapter 6 Constructing sleeves.
Chapter 7 Constructing openings and collars.
PART THREE: ‘FORM’ CUTTING – CLASSIC AND CASUAL MENSWEAR.
Chapter 8 Classic suit jackets.
Chapter 9 Classic and casual trousers.
Chapter 10 Classic and casual shirts.
Chapter 11 Classic and casual overgarments.
PART FOUR: SIZING AND FIT.
Chapter 12 Basic grading techniques.
Chapter 13 Drafting and adapting the blocks for individual figures.
PART FIVE: COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN (CAD).
Chapter 14 Computer generated design and pattern making.