What is pattern / Basic Terms of Pattern Making
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
An ornamental design or decorative element in a fabric . Pattern may be produced either by the construction of the fabric or by applying designs, by other means , For example, printing, embossing, or embroidery.
On the other words, it is a hand paper which is made by flowing all the specifications of each and individual components.
Pattern making terms:
The following terms and definitions are related to the pattern workroom.
1. Pattern drafting:
A system of pattern making that depends on measurements taken from or model to create basic, foundation, or design patterns. An example is the draft of the basic pattern set.
2. Flat pattern making:
A system if pattern making that is dependent on previously developed patterns. In flat pattern making the patterns are manipulated by using a slash or pivotal method to create design patterns.
3. Basic pattern set:
A five-piece pattern set, consisting of front and back bodice and skirt and a long sleeve, which represents the dimensions of a specific form or figure. It is developed without design features. It s always traced for pattern making when using the slash and spread technique. The traced copy is referred to as a working pattern.
4. Working pattern:
Any pattern used as a base for manipulation when generating design patterns.