The pattern cutter's aesthetic judgement of proportion, balance, line and form has always underpinned success in fashion design. In Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion, Pat Parish approaches the subject from this perspective, identifying key shapes and structures from the catwalk and translating them into 3D through a number of cutting, draping and construction processes. These methods are explored here through a series of practical scenarios, richly illustrated and antated with step-by-step instructions. This exciting new approach provides you with the inspiration, tools and confidence to interpret and adapt basic patterns and take your designs even further.
Pat Parish's teaching career began at the Royal College of Art, London. Alongside her teaching, she also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. She currently teaches at Croydon University College in the UK and is involved in the 'Fashioning an Ethical Industry' programme, set up to educate students, educators and individuals in ethical practice.