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Pattern Cutting for Clothing Using CAD by M Stott

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Chapter 12

The importance of measurements size charts for pattern cutting

Abstract:

Pattern making is a creative art requiring intuition and judgement but it is also a science demanding rigor and methodical exactness. This chapter explores the history and development of standard size charts for industry. It looks at where the data have come from, who complied the charts and why they are so important.

Key words

pattern drafting systems

scientific surveys of body measurements

changing body shape

influences on measurements

size charts

Lectra Modaris

12.1 Introduction: the importance of measurements for clothing

The previous chapter discussed creating size ranges in Modaris. This chapter takes a broader look at the general issues involved in ...

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