14 February 2012 / ISBN 9781844487646
Paperback How-To Books/Art
by Rachel A Hyde
If you, like this reviewer, are a freelance pattern cutter and
dressmaker then you need some professional-looking drawings to tempt
potential employers. In short, you need to be able to sketch your
creations like any other fashion designer and make them look great.
Here's how in this book.
This is another entry in the series that shows, "in simple
steps" how to progress from a few lines to the finished graphite
pencil or colored drawing stage. Each step shows the last lines
in green with new details added in purple so you can see what is
happening and have a go yourself. No words are needed apart from
one introductory page, the drawings speak for themselves. Each drawing
is in six stages, and although I would prefer one more stage between
#4 and #5, anybody with some knowledge of basic drawing ought to
be able to work it out. Total beginners might struggle a bit but
it is worth having a try with this series. Most likely types of
garments are covered, from underwear to casual street wear, outfits
for a day at the office or a night on the town. Nor is it just women's
clothes as there are several menswear studies as well as children's
wear. All the poses are different from serious to playful, giving
the designer some ideas as to how to present their work. A useful
book that ought to appeal to anybody who designs and makes clothes.