HELEN JOSEPH ARMSTRONG PATTERN MAKING EBOOK
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation. Patternmaking for Fashion Design. by Helen Joseph-Armstrong. Patternmaking for Fashion Design. by Helen Joseph-Armstrong. eBook: Document. English. Patternmaking for Fashion Design. by Helen Joseph Armstrong · Patternmaking for Fashion Design. by Helen Joseph Armstrong. eBook: Document. English.
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Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, Helen Joseph Armstrong (Author). [Pdf]$$ Patternmaking for Fashion Design (EDN 5) by Helen Joseph-Armstrong DETAIL Author: Helen Joseph-Armstrong Publisher: Pearson India Brand Download Now: cittadelmonte.info?book= Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Fifth Edition. Home · Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Fifth Edition Author: Helen Joseph Armstrong.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, Patternmaking for Fashion Design offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principlesdart manipulation, added fullness, and contouringit provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Some innovative, new information in this book include: Updated with modern, cutting-edge sketches and designs. Ribbing added to the knit section of Chapter More materials on children's wear and swim wear.
Showing all editions for 'Patternmaking for fashion design'. Sort by: Year 11 12 15 5 7 Show more Language English 65 Undetermined 1. Displaying Editions 1 - 10 out of Save to: Patternmaking for fashion design by Helen Joseph Armstrong. Print book. Upper Saddle River, N. Patternmaking for fashion design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong;. Like I said previously, I own a hard copy of the original book and I also have this new 5th edition a digital Kindle version on my tablet.
I feel that this book is good for an individual that already knows the basics of making patterns and wants to learn about more intricate garments and how to make patterns for those garments. PROS 1. In comparison to the 1st edition I own, they have added information about computerized patternmaking not how to draft on a computer, just on developments related to the industry , a menswear section, a childrens section, more information on drafting knitwear patterns and swimsuits, detailed directions on jacket construction which is one of the most challenging things in sewing, in my opinion , and how to copy ready made clothing design.
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If you are on the fence about getting an older edition, I say you should get this unless you get the older edition for a very good price. This edition highlights certain diagrams and instructions in a different color making following along easier for the reader.
It's available as an eBook, which for me is good because I like to refer back to certain sections if I have a question about a technique or process.
Easier to carry around on a 7" tablet when I'm out on a freelance gig. Plus, the eBook is cheaper. I like that they've taken the step to make it available as an eBook. Hopefully, the other publishers will follow suit.
Very good illustrations. CONS 1. Like a previous poster said, there are some errors with drafting the armhole for the basic pattern and they have some other numerical errors.
For the asking price, they should make sure that these are perfect before demanding someone spend that amount of money. In my case, I purchased it for more of a reference guide. I have enough experience to correct the errors within when I draft patterns and the foresight to not even apply them to what I'm drafting. Although I think the illustrations are good, a lot of them seem a bit dated style-wise.
What's more important to the user of this book is that they grasp the concept of the style lines they want in the garment and be able to apply those techniques in developing a style that is aligned with current market trends. I gave the book 4 stars because it does most of what it intends to and that is to inform the reader about various patternmaking techniques and how those techniques apply to the development of different styles across all markets, genders, size ranges, and age groups.
It lost a star for the errors in the text, which is inexcusable. Before I end, I would like to offer some advice, tips and suggestions that may help the previous posters and additional people looking to learn patternmaking or wanting to buy books on the subject. When you use this or any patternmaking book, the measurements given within are a collection of general data taken from a small sample of human beings.
Even if you magically happen to fit into one of those general categories, you still have to check and fit the final pattern by making muslin mock up.
It would also help if you had an additional set of hands or a person that is knowledgeable in fitting to help you you can't check your own back, your own shoulders or adjust a hemline properly without some assistance.
That way, you know where the issues are and you can apply the corrections accurately for the best results. Know how to measure and know how to convert fractions into decimals.
It surprises me the amount of people I come into contact with that have no idea on how to use a tape measure. Buy the right tools and learn how to use then properly. To make patterns, the most basic tools you need in you arsenal are: A plastic French curve 3.
A hip curve 4. A pencil 5.
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An eraser 6. A tape measure 7. Paper blue dot paper is the best option because it will help beginners with their accuracy by lining up the dots but if you don't have that option available to you, you can get a roll of that white paper they use at the doctor's office.
The stuff that they roll out on the examination table that you sit on. You should be able to buy it at a medical supply store and almost every town or city has one. In the beginning of most patternmaking books, you will see a more detailed list of supplies but if you have these basic things, you can make any pattern. If you do it more frequently or want to invest more in the process, you can buy additional tools.
Before buying this or any book, check your local library to see if they have a copy. You'll be surprised at what you find. You can also check the local college bookstore to see if the material is relevant before pulling the trigger.
A lot of local New York libraries in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens have patternmaking books in their collections. If you can, take a class or find someone reputable that can teach you the basics. Once you have learned the basics and have the concept of how to create a pattern from scratch and how that relates to a finished garment, you will be able to better understand any book. In reference to the comment I made about the different types of people that want to learn patternmaking, I will offer a few book suggestions.
All the books I am recommending I personally own. It builds on the first book by helping you to develop more complex styles. For fashion design students, this book is one that you are probably using or are going to use and it's appropriate in a college setting because you should have a professor that can instruct you on the proper way to make a pattern and that can point out any mistakes in this book and how you can correct or improve on them.
I was able to borrow this from my local library and decided to invest in it after reading through it extensively. I took a patternmaking class in and the way the teacher instructed me is very similar to the method in this book she didn't use this book in class and was not familiar with it. It gives very good and detailed instructions and the illustrations are very good and easy to follow.
One of the best things about this book is the way that the author diagrams slash and spread techniques and shows the direction for scissor placement.
The book has very detailed illustrations and reference styles by numbers so you can follow along. The beginning of the book has very good instructions on taking measurements on the body to develop the basic patterns and they even demonstrate the draping technique to develop the basic pattern.
The book includes a really detailed measurement chart for regular, petite, and plus-sized women.
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There is also a menswear version of this book, which is rare in patternmaking books. My best advice for the individual that wants to make an occasional pattern for sewing up a garment is to go to your local thrift store or Goodwill and buy a really cheap version of the garment you want to make that fits, take it apart stitch by stitch, iron the pieces flat, trace them on paper and you'll have a pattern.
Google and YouTube are also your friends. I know this was a really long read but I spent most of my Sunday evening writing this in hopes that it helps clear up some misconceptions and misunderstandings about the book. They have omitted a section of the book, a 52 page chapter at the end that discussed fitting problems and pattern corrections.
For a beginner or even a seasoned pro, that particular section has a lot of good information for fitting and would prove useful if you were having problems with the fit of the garment which is very common with your first draft. If I could adjust the way I rated the book based on this, I would probably lower it to 3.
All in all, this still is one of the most comprehensive books I have ever read about patternmaking. If you can get your hands on a 1st edition, the fitting section alone would be well worth it.
I was blown away by the clear and comprehensive information in this book. It's nothing short of a masterpiece. I purchased this edition instead of the current edition for the chapter on dart manipulation, contouring, added fullnesss, etc.
Both sections are filled with useful information. For some reson, these chapters were omitted from the more recent edition.
The book covers everything else in exacting detail. One caveat is that many new fabrics have been developed since this edition was written; and therefore, the book can't be expected to cover those fabrics or how they might impact pattern design.
For anyone going in to pattern making completely cold: If anyone is considering this book and they have no background in either of these areas, I would highly recommend taking a class to help make sense of it all. As an aspiring designer who can't afford to go to design school, I bought this book and the draping book from the same author in hopes of teaching myself how to make clothe. I decided to get this book after hearing about its common use in schools.
I mean what better book to get than the one they use in fashion school right? The good: The book teaches you how to make the very basic and then how to distort it and transform it into whatever design you want. The bad: As someone who tried to learn with no outside help, I found myself extremely frustrated specially in the beginning when sometimes instructions seem to jump a step.
For instance in the pants fitting part of the book, it was hard to compare what I was seeing in real life to the drawn pictures in the book.
The book shows how to cut the pattern so the fabric can later be manipulated, but doesn't show you exactly how you would go about sewing that cut. After consulting with someone that has been working in the industry for the last 25 years I leaned that a few of of the instructions and techniques given are no longer used in garment production.
This idea was reenforced to me after I had a dress ruined because the defect on the pattern only showed itself after I tried sewing with a fine fabric. I find this specially in the sleeve instructions. In all this is a good book if you already know the basics or if you have a teacher. I would have had little to no complaints if I fell into either categories when I bought it.
It's a great resource and can sometimes even be used as source of inspiration for a design. I should also mention that although the book covers fittings, a lot of it you will have to learn on your own. I had occasions where I did all the book suggested and fail, only to later find a solution for a fit on my own.
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