Anyone requiring a book full of patterns ready for reproduction will need to find an alternative to Sewing for Fashion Designers (rrp. £35.00).
Author Anette Fischer draws on more than 20 years of experience within the fashion industry to bring forth the fundamental skills and expertise needed by designers in the fashion world today.
Rather than providing scant instructions and explanations followed by a range of patterns to follow, the patterns are completely omiss with the focus remaining completely on skills and sewing methods required to achieve the fashion-perfect garment.
Comprehensive and thorough, Sewing for Fashion Designers (Laurence King Publishing) contains five amazingly detailed chapters which take you through the garment construction process from beginning to end. Beginning with an introduction to the tools and machinery required, Chapter One covers in-depth explanation of cutting-out methods and working with patterns in general.
The following chapters provide information and advice on the construction of garments, from selecting fabrics to finishing with trimmings and fastenings. Clear diagrams and a combination of both colour and black and white photography throughout provides a visual guide to the guides and explanations within each chapter.
Informative, detailed and comprehensive, this book is set to be a valuable resource for both absolute beginners or experienced designers alike.