Line Figure Drawing

Left to right: Widens and shortens, makes slimmer, widens, makes slimmer, lengthens, lowers and makes stocky

The drawings shown here emphasize how the cut influences the proportions of any design. Beyond the cut the dimensions are influenced by the stitching, by the colour of the fabric, by its quality, by the matching of styles and different colours among themselves, by the type of finishings used such as fringes, flounces, pleats, necklines, fancy sleeves etc.

Technical Sketch NecklinesDrawing Garments Fashion Figures

production schedule

The production schedule is used in the clothing industry to set out a pattern for manufacture in all of its technical aspects.

We propose a generic schema made up of a useful panel for portraying the garment with technical headings. In this instance the design is for a pair of casual drainpipe trousers.

Note also the accuracy of the drawing in this instance and the precise representation of detail.

Completing the schema will allow one to verify the sample pattern in the workrooms.

Line Draw Schema



Originating office


Sketch No.


Pelvis sir^e Chest size Waist size


Shoulder strap

Covering Lining




Collar bottom

Buttonholes Backst.itching Stitching Yarn





Shoulder wid th Sleeve length

Total length

Dressmakers Model

The diagram above portrays the dressmaker's model in basic positions, which can be used to model any item of clothing. The drawing on the opposite pageportrays the same basic positions, but the figure is more detailed

The movement of the lower limbs can simplify the explanatory drawing of the trousers or the skirt.

Also the arms being moved away from the body give clarity to the line of the fitted sleeve.

Finishings And Trimmings Figure Drawing


Character Costume Figure Drawing

Elasticated costume wearability Sleeveless top - Close-fitting skirt reduced. minimal wearability.

Loose-fitting plush pullover with loose-fitting skirt - greatest wearability.

Elasticated costume wearability Sleeveless top - Close-fitting skirt reduced. minimal wearability.

Wearability is the relationship between the length and spaciousness of an item of clothing. It is the room for movement that exists between the fabric and the body. Technically it is expressed in centimetres, which are added to the pattern at special points. The degrees of wearability are expressed in specific tables which, according to the type of fabric and cut, give more or less room to the item of clothing that is to be realized.

Loose-fitting plush pullover with loose-fitting skirt - greatest wearability.

The more elasticated a material, the fewer degrees of wearability will be applied. The heavier a fabric is, the more the degrees of wearability will be increased. When the fabric is changed, using the same pattern, it is sometimes necessary to change the degrees of wearability. The examples in the diagrams demonstrate various degrees of wearability applied to various patterns.

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    How to draw dressmaker model basic?
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