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.
pattern drafting systems
scientific surveys of body measurements
changing body shape
influences on measurements
The previous chapter discussed creating size ranges in Modaris. This chapter takes a broader look at the general issues involved in ...