The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear offers patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles and includes information on sizing, lining, and a variety of fabrics. Covering everything from casual to tailored designs, it can serve both as an introduction to the pattern-drafting skills necessary for menswear and as a more in-depth treatment of patternmaking techniques. The author covers the patternmaking process for an array of menswear garments, as well as the accompanying theories and concepts.
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has over 25 years of experience in the fashion industry as a patternmaker. Her experience includes assistant production management and production pattern making for Marian Clayden Inc. and Pacific Rim Manufacturing. Knowles is a former instructor at West Valley College in the Fashion Design and Apparel Technology Department. She is currently the owner of Lori Ann Design in Ferndale CA, and works as a freelance patternmaker with Left In Stitches, Castleware and many other companies. Her area of interest in research is the history and construction of clothing and she maintains a collection of vintage clothing from the 1840's to the 1940's.