A Technical Foundation - Menswear Pattern Cutting

A Technical Foundation - Menswear Pattern Cutting

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350
£20.99
ISBN:
3D-9781784551230
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A Technical Foundation, Menswear Pattern Cutting is the third publication by Tanya Dove and compliments her previous works; A Technical Foundation, Women's Wear Pattern Cutting and Concept to Creation: The Design Process. The aim of A Technical Foundation is to provide a clear flexible guide to pattern cutting for menswear. It provides detailed construction information for garment blocks and components that are used to produce well cut designs for men. The book is written for students and fashion designers to explore their own creativity in their approach to men's garment creation. It shows clear detailed illustrations and technical construction information, showing adaption of blocks in colour for easy use. With each garment and component in different chapters A Technical Foundation has been designed in a way for the designers to evolve through the book reaching a level of understanding and practice, to then have the technical skills to design their own collections. The pattern block construction throughout this book is for the modern man, using up to date methodology of creation for a young slim figure. Men are now far more conscious of their body and the clothes they wear, with a greater confidence in maintaining a well-groomed appearance now defines what it is to be ‘a man' in today's society. The acceptance and changing shapes and styles in menswear is becoming as important as women's wear. Tanya Dove was Educated at Central Saint Martins in London, UK, and has over 20 years experience in fashion design. She has worked in London and Asia, and has a global perspective of the fashion industry. She now dedicates her passion for the industry in guiding the next generation of fashion designers as a fashion design educator and author. A Technical Foundation has evolved from her years of experience in Industry and education, and the passion she has for fashion design and creation.

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Helen Burbidge
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I will be recomending this book for students wanting a fairly good technical guide to pattern cutting for Menswear. Despite a few issues that I will mention this book is student friendly and as with the Women's version, it is fairly informative. One negative point is the lack of final process in 'trueing' the pattern lines after pattern alteration. After swinging out a dart the pattern shape is shown with the minor angles that appear. Students commonly forget to re-shape the pattern and do need instruction alongside the illustration to remind them. On page 159 the crutch line (CL) abbreviation has mistakenly been used for the chest line (CH). The technical drawings are a useful resource that will help students look at proportion and clarity when drawing their own.  

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