The 2nd Edition of Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design introduces the techniques of flat patternmaking in an easy-to-understand method. Each of the book's four chapters addresses one major segment of a garment—the bodice, the collar, the skirt, and the sleeve—with lessons that progress from the most basic dart manipulations to advanced design variations. Simple illustrations demystify the patternmaking process for the beginner student, showing how a few basic techniques can lead to endless design possibilities.
Updated design variations reflecting current styles
Unique layout showing how design variations are derived from one another
Lessons breaking down the patternmaking process into simple, flexible steps that ensure accuracy without compromising creativity
• The Bodice
• The Collar
• The Skirt
• The Sleeve
Instructors and Students:
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taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
is an Adjunct Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, where he has concentrated on the teaching of flat pattern design since 1964. He served as the Chairman of the Fashion Design Department of FIT from 1978 through 1984, and has been recognized for his contributions to education by his being listed in Who's Who in The East for several years in succession. Zamkoff is a graduate of Pratt Institute, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, majoring in fashion design. He was a designer for several years in both Los Angeles and New York, before entering the teaching profession. He is co-author of the classic textbooks Grading Techniques for Modern Design, Basic Pattern Skills for Fashion Design, and Creative Pattern Skills for Fashion Design.