Creative Pattern Designing was written to educate an individual on making flat patterns for the creation of garments. Although making patterns by average measurements, used by commercial pattern companies, is included, the author encourages the reader to make an individual basic pattern, which can be used to create endless styles. This book would be an asset to anyone thinking of entering the world of fashion design or theatrical costume design, and eliminates the process of a lengthy college course.
Born in Lincoln and raised in Oxfordshire, England, Ann Evans worked as a chart designer before going to college, where she gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts. Now married and living in California, she has taught sewing, millinery and pattern designing for 21 years. She currently designs and builds custom clothing, including weddings, and theatrical costumes.