The Fashion Design Toolkit: 18 Patternmaking Techniques for Creative Practice

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With The Fashion Design Toolkit you'll learn how tried-and-tested techniques like gathers, pleats, tucks, and twists can help you adapt patterns and create your own original garment designs. Tracy Jennings walks you through 18 patterning tactics to inspire fresh ideas, demonstrating how embracing pattern drafting skills can lead to innovative and effective collections. Each technique is illustrated in a variety of contexts, showing how and why it has been used by other designers, so you can use the history of each tool as inspiration for your original collections. Ethical practice is woven throughout the book, with tips on how to implement techniques in an environmentally sustainable way. The 18 essential techniques are divided into 5 categories: Establishing Fit and Flare: Darts, Slash & Spread, Seaming, Insets Channeling Fullness: Gathers, Ruffles, Pleats, Tucks Fashioning the Fluid and Unstructured: Arcs, Flounces, Drapes, Twists Engineering Fabric and Form: Contouring, Structure, Textile Designs Focusing on Concepts: Adaptation, Reduction, Zero Waste Online resources include a downloadable pattern block, which is available in US sizes
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ISBN-13: 9781350101562
ISBN-10: 1350101567
Pagini: 248
Ilustrații: 280 color illus
Dimensiuni: 210 x 270 mm
Greutate: 0.84 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Patterning principles are presented as "techniques" that can be transferred to any number of designs, patternmakers take their first steps to becoming fashion designers as they adapt existing patterns to incorporate new elements.

Notă biografică

Tracy Jennings is a professor of fashion at Dominican University, USA. She teaches courses in apparel design, clothing construction, textile science, and computer-aided design. She incorporates years of experience as a patternmaker and designer of women's career wear into her classes. Her research interests include aspects of fashion and design related to creativity, technology, and sustainability.


Introduction1. Darts2. Slash and Spread3. Seaming4. Insets5. Textile Designs6. Gathers7. Ruffles 8. Pleats9. Tucks10. Arcs11. Flounces12. Drapes13. Twists 14. Contouring15. Reduction16. Adaptations17. Structure18. Zero WasteEdge FinishesIndex