The third edition of this book introduces the Porcelynne Pattern Drafting and Manipulation Method. This method is a mathematical approach to determining measurements for bra drafting. Jennifer Fairbanks approaches pattern manipulation and design unlike previous methods. Developing the methods used in this book was challenging, but thorough. The third edition of Bare Essentials: Bras integrates drafting for torso shape and height. Individuals of any size and shape can learn to draft a custom bra to fit.
The Bare Essentials series is an invaluable resource for anyone entering into the field of lingerie design. This volume summarizes the basics of bra design, from sewing and construction to drafting and pattern grading; introducing these subjects in a manageable capacity.
Bare Essentials is organized into three main sections based on the complexities of the information provided. Included in this book are patterns for sizes 30A through 40F.
What you will learn:
• Construction methods using elastics and stretch fabrics
• Manipulation of basic patterns
• Pattern drafting from measurements
• Sloper creation and complex pattern manipulation
• Developing grade rules and grading patterns