Digital Flat Pattern: The Apparel Designer’s Handbook by Lisa A. Shanley, Ph.D. and Rowena Aldridge. Technical Editor: Karen Campbell. Fashion illustrator: April Oakley. Published by Wild Ginger Software, Inc., Kingston Springs, TN. ©2009
Textbook: 360 pp., Full Color, 8.5 x 11, soft cover, spiral, includes Digital Flat Pattern Software, ISBN: 978-0-9791044-0-4
Computerized pattern making skills are mandatory in today’s apparel industry. Digital Flat Pattern: The Apparel Designer’s Handbook provides clear, step-by-step instructions for creating patterns for a wide range of styles—including patterns for bodices, dresses, jackets, skirts, pants, sleeves, collars, and pockets. This book is appropriate for new students as well as design professionals who need to develop or enhance computerized flat pattern skills. Digital Flat Pattern includes fully functioning CAD software and example files for completing all styles illustrated in the book. The exercises illustrated in the book can also be completed in the PatternMaster Pattern Editor and Cameo Pattern Design module.
- To teach flat pattern techniques using CAD (computer-aided design) software.
- To re-interpret the use of pencil, paper, scissors, and ruler to their corresponding computer tools. To provide a foundation to apply flat pattern theory for the creation of any design using CAD.
- To provide new and advanced pattern makers with CAD tools to speed the process of pattern making and to increase accuracy and efficiency of the finished patterns.
- To identify the differences between flat pattern on paper and flat pattern on the computer such as sequence of operations, determining dart angles, and mathematical formulas.