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Title: The development of a method for generating patterns for garments that conform to the shape of the human body
Author: Efrat, S.
Awarding Body: De Montfort University
Current Institution: De Montfort University
Date of Award: 1982
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This thesis is an account of an investigation into the problems associated with the production of patterns to ensure a garment of satisfactory fit. Essentially, the method described in this thesis consists of defining a number of crucial shaping points on the body and measuring their spatial co-ordinates. A method is then developed which translates these three-dimensional co-ordinates into patterns whose shapes are such that when joined together with darts suitably positioned, the two dimensional pieces of cloth cut from them are transformed into a threedimensional garment of accurate fit. A computer program has been developed which will: (i) read the three-dimensional co-ordinates of the human body, (ii) calculate the accurate angle of dart needed to be inserted into the pattern to convert it into a three-dimensional'shell', (iii) plot a full size skin and/or block pattern which when sewn into a garment will fit the measured body perfectly.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: 670 ; Manufacturing processes Manufacturing processes