What's in the book
Patternmaking for Menswear: Classic to Contemporary is the most current, comprehensive, and user-friendly book for men's patternmaking. With detailed instruction and illustrations, it is an essential resource for beginning to advanced fashion design students, as well as the industry professionals looking to sharpen their patternmaking skills.
Filled with hundreds of two-color illustrations, this step-by-step book covers many different design elements and garment types--from a sailor collar to a safari coat--including patternmaking techniques for both woven and knit fabrics. The text begins with patternmaking principles including basic sloper development for slim-fit and classic garments and how to take measurements and fit the male form, and then moves to design details and design variations for woven and knit fabrics. Finished pattern drafts and instructions for adding proper seam allowances to woven and knit patterns are also included. With many fashion-forward and classic patterns, this book is an indispensable resource for creating modern and professional menswear designs.
-Covers both slim-fit and classic-fit styles with fitting adjustments for each style
-Includes more than 60 designs and completed patterns for both woven and knit variations
-More than 600 images including completed garments on the dress form, flat sketches identifying design style points, and clear pattern illustrations showing precisely what to do at each step of the patternmaking process
-Provides quarter-scale pattern slopers, a glossary, and metric conversion charts at the end of the book
-Instructor's Guide including course syllabi, project descriptions, and evaluation sheets for each project
-Half-scale pattern slopers available for download at https://www.fairchildbooks.com/studio-resources
Table of Contents
SECTION I : PRINCIPLES
Chapter 1. Introduction to Patternmaking
Chapter 2. Basic Sloper for Wovens: Slim-Fit style vs Classic-Fit
Chapter 3. Necklines
Chapter 4. Collars
Chapter 5. Sleeves and Cuffs
Chapter 6. Plackets and Pockets
Chapter 7. Details
SECTION II: DESIGN VARIATIONS FOR WOVEN FABRICS
Chapter 8. Shirts
Chapter 9. Pants
Chapter 10. Casual Jackets
Chapter 11. Suit Jackets
Chapter 12. Coats
Chapter 13. Vests
SECTION III: DESIGN VARIATIONS FOR KNIT FABRICS
Chapter 14. Jersey Knit Torso Sloper and Tops
Chapter 15. Knit Pants
A. Reference Size Charts for Men
B. Basic Metric Conversion
C. Quarter-Scale Slopers
D. Glossary of Terms
About The Authors
Myoungok Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Clothing and Textiles at Hanyang University, South Korea, as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati, USA.
Injoo Kim is an Associate Professor in the Fashion Design program at the University of Cincinnati, USA. She has authored articles on the subjects of apparel design, flat pattern, and machine knitting and three books including Apparel Making in Fashion Design (Fairchild Books, 2002).
- Page count:
- Fairchild Books
- 9 x 12 "
- 600 bw illus