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Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear


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Acknowledgements 4 Introduction 5 Design and pattern cutting for babywear and children's wear 6 The growth of children and adolescents 8 Tools and equipment for making patterns 10 Chapter 1 The basic principles ? sizing ? using the blocks 11 PART ONE: 'FLAT' CUTTING ? BABYWEAR (birth?2 years) Chapter 2 Specific babywear blocks 23 Chapter 3 Specific babywear adaptations 31 PART TWO: 'FLAT' CUTTING ? BASIC GARMENTS (1?14 years) Chapter 4 The 'flat' blocks ? woven and jersey fabrics 39 Chapter 5 Basic tops, dresses and skirts for girls 57 Chapter 6 Overgarments for girls and boys 69 Chapter 7 Sport and leisurewear for girls and boys 79 Chapter 8 Nightwear for boys and girls 87 PART THREE: STANDARD PATTERN CUTTING PROCESSES (birth?14 years) Chapter 9 Constructing sleeves 95 Chapter 10 Constructing openings, collars and hoods 109 PART FOUR: 'FORM' CUTTING ? SCHOOLWEAR AND FORMAL WEAR (3?14 years) Chapter 11 Classic blocks for schoolwear and formal wear 121 Chapter 12 Pattern adaptations for schoolwear 149 Chapter 13 Pattern adaptations for girls' formal wear 165 PART FIVE: 'FORM' CUTTING ? CONSTRUCTING BLOCKS FOR GIRLS WITH DEVELOPING FIGURES (11?14 years) Chapter 14 The basic blocks and size charts 175 PART SIX: GRADING PATTERNS (birth?14 years) Chapter 15 Grading patterns for babywear and children's wear 187 Appendix: Aliquot parts 201 Glossary 202 Supplementary body measurements 203 Bibliography and further reading 206 Chapter index 207

About the Author

Winifred Aldrich is a practising fashion designer, experienced in both the industry and education, and is now working in computer-aided design in her own studio. She was previously a lecturer in Loughborough and London for 14 years and is continuing her research at The Nottingham Trent University. Her books on pattern cutting have become bestsellers.

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