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Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka

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HINTS AND TIPS

WHAT TO INCLUDE AND WHAT NOT TO INCLUDE

Flats should include only the essential details. If you are drawing from an existing garment, do not draw any wrinkles or flaws in the fabric or construction. Apply a little "cosmetic surgery" and draw only what is necessary. Look at the flats in the second half of this book to gain an idea of what to include and what not to include. Below are some basic hints and tips addressing common mistakes often found in technical drawing, using some classic styles as guidelines. Think about the 3D form of the human body and how a garment may need to be cut to fit and be comfortable. An understanding of pattern cutting and garment construction will assist you with information and drawing tips.

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