Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashion, A Complete Guide (second edition)

By Basia Szkutnicka

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  • Paperback
  • 896 illustrations
  • 256 pages
  • 11⅛ x 8⅝ ins
  • ISBN 9781780678375
  • Published January 2017

Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a flat using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method. This second edition includes more information on rendering drawings by hand and using a computer, and a brand new section on knitwear.

 The main part of the book presents over 600 technical drawings of garment types, styles, and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed muslin. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three-dimensional garment and the two-dimensional drawing, allowing readers to really understand how to render flats. 

About the Author

Basia Szkutnicka works as a creativity consultant, fashion lecturer and educator. She has lectured at Universities worldwide and is an avid vintage collector.

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Part 1

Introduction

Illustration in the fashion process

How and when are technical drawings used?

How to make a technical fashion drawing

Drawing from a garment

Technical drawing by hand using the generic template

Technical drawing from the generic template using Illustrator

Speed designing using Illustrator

Hints and tips

Adding colour, texture and patterns

Different drawing styles

Styling details

More creative and challenging styles

 

Part 2

Visual directory of styles and details

Garments - Dresses Skirts Trousers Tops Jackets Coats

Styling details - Necklines Collars Sleeves Cuffs

Details -  Pockets Construction details Design details Decorative design details Pleats Seams Stitches Fastenings/hardware Knitwear

Index and resources

 

UPDATES FOR THE SECOND EDITION 

Updating the templates at the front of the book to amend the proportions (How to make a technical fashion drawing)

Updating the step-by-step drawings for Technical drawing by hand using the generic template

Updating and expanding the step-by-step drawings for Technical drawing from the generic template using Illustrator and for Adding colour, texture and patterns

Revising all necessary drawings throughout to reflect the changes to the templates

Adding a section on knitwear

Adding a section on drawing more creative styles