This second volume of Fashion Patternmaking Techniques examines the various procedures for transforming bodices, through dart manipulation as well as studying techniques for creating volumes, draping, and fitted patterns. The book includes techniques for creating patterns for knit fabrics; basic dress blocks and how to adapt these to different fabric patterns and types of garment (for example, maternity dresses); sleeves; basic blocks for men's vests and jackets; size grading for tops and dresses and the fundamentals of pattern layout. This manual prepares the reader to apply these concepts-along with their own intuition and creativity-to constructing patterns.
Antonio Donnanno began his career in his family's tailor shop and later, after majoring in history and philosophy, focused on the teaching of costume history and patternmaking techniques. In 1982, he founded the acknowledged Euromode School Italia in Bergamo, which soon expanded with new branches on the international stage and where, alongside his teaching duties, Donnanno also serves as director. Donnanno has written dozens of books about fashion and has his own consulting firm, focusing on patternmaking and business. As a consultant, illustrator and stylist for different fashion companies, Elisabetta Kuky Drudi has planned and organized fashion shows and collections on an international level. She is also the author of bestsellers such as Fashion Details: 4000 Drawings , Figure Drawing for Fashion Design and Figure Drawing for Men's Fashion . Currently she designs for various international fashion houses.