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Fashion Books: Construction / Patternmaking

Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis (3rd Edition) By Patty Brown, Jane Rice RN CMA

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Taking a practical industry approach, this book provides fashion merchandisers with an understanding of the mass production process of ready-to-wear apparel, and the objective evaluation of its cost and quality. Coverage of practical issues and industry methods, along with the related vocabulary, make this book an excellent reference guide.Chapter topics include government regulations and labeling; the priority of industry and consumers; focus on design development; sizing and fit as the keys to competitive advantage; fabric; quality indicators such as fabric and trim; stitches; seams and edge treatments; garment assembly; and home fashions. For use in retailer- and manufacturer-run libraries, training programs, and testing labs, and for anyone working in the apparel industry.

Draping for Apparel Design (2nd Edition) By Helen Joseph-Armstrong

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This text combines step-by-step instructions illustrated to present the principles and methods of draping. Author Helen Joseph-Armstrong incorporates three draping techniques manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping in design projects featured throughout the text. Projects begin with a draping plan and fashion drawing to identify its creative elements, and determine the draping technique required. The author describes the drape of the basic dress and its relationship to every garment in a clothing collection, emphasizing the drape of foundation garments as a base to building more complex design.

Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Edition) By Helen Joseph Armstrong

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Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, Patternmaking for Fashion Design offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides students with all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity.

A Guide to Fashion Sewing (5th Edition) By Connie Amaden-Crawford

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The 5th Edition of this classic book on fashion sewing retains the large, helpful illustrations and easy-to-read text of previous editions. A basic text for beginner sewers, it features step-by-step instructions that take the reader start-to-finish through over 100 sewing applications. Students will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles from basic through intermediate and advanced skill levels. A new Instructional DVD features video demonstrations of key sewing techniques and helpful tips to guide beginning sewers.

Textile Print Design (F.I.T. Collection) By Richard Fisher, Dorothy Wolfthal

E-Book Photo Draping and Pattern Making by Valerie Corr

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This is a DVD PowerPoint Presentation with High Resolution Images of Draping Instruction( i.e. a 3-dimensional method of making and fitting patterns on the dress form), by a seasoned, professor with over 30 years experience teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and many additional years of experience as a designer in New York City’s Fashion Industry. You control the speed of the PowerPoint to learn at your own pace. You can be as Creative as you Dare. All you need are the tools on the Supply List, Muslin (preferably with well-defined threads) and a dress form to pin into (not one that expands) and off you go! You will learn both 3-D Pattern Making, as well as fitting, because that’s what Draping is. And once you get the hang of it you’ll be hooked for life. There’s no going back. Get ready to take your first step…. and join my class. Prof. V Corr



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