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Buttons

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Button-like objects of stone, glass, bone, ceramic, and gold have been found at archaeological sites dating as early as 2000 B.C.E., but evidence suggests that these objects were used as decoration on cloth or strung like beads...

Zipper

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...More generically called a “slide fastener,” the zipper is used as a closure in garments and a variety of other articles. Zippers were first introduced in a primitive form in the 1890s, but were not widely accepted in clothing until...

Tight-Lacing

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The term “tight-lacing” refers to the laces that tighten a corset. There is no generally accepted definition of what constitutes tight-lacing since it could be argued that any corset that is not loose is tight. Furthermore...

How to Design with Electronics

Aneta Genova

Aneta Genova is an Assistant Professor of Accessory Design at the BFA Fashion Design Department at Parsons School of Design in New York City and has created online accessory design and history of costume classes respectively for The Academy of Art University Online and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Katherine Moriwaki

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Fashion and Technology : A Guide to Materials and Applications

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...This chapter introduces the principles of electricity and essential concepts for basic circuits. It starts with fundamental definitions of basic components and builds a deeper understanding of how to build electronic circuits in the context...

Garment Openings

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...When designers develop apparel lines, they consider the overall aesthetic appeal in relation to how each garment will function. A garment opening is carefully planned to provide a means for putting an apparel item on the body or taking...

Corset

Valerie Steele

Often quoted in media, Valerie Steele has been the subject of profiles in Forbes and The New York Times, and was listed in the New York Daily News “Fashion’s 50 Most Powerful.” She is Director and Chief Curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (MFIT) and has curated more than 20 exhibitions in the past ten years. She is also Editor-in-chief of Fashion Theory: The Journal of Dress, Body & Culture (Berg) and the author of numerous books, including Gothic: Dark Glamour; The Corset: A Cultural History; Paris Fashion; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now; Fetish: Fashion, Sex and Power; and Women of Fashion: 20th-Century Designers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colleen Gau

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The corset is a garment with a long and controversial history. A rigid bodice, usually incorporating vertical and diagonal boning, and laced together, the corset was designed to shape the female torso to the fashionable silhouette...

Button and Buttonhole Placement Worksheet B (Shirt with No Front Band or Collar)

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

Fairchild Books (UK), 2014

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3D Advanced

Patricia Grice

Patricia Grice is Senior Lecturer in fashion at the Arts University Bournemouth, UK. She has also worked with many high street brands in design, pattern cutting and garment technology and is a Digital Pattern Consultant. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Digital Pattern Cutting for Fashion with Lectra Modaris® : From 2D Pattern Modification to 3D Prototyping

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Visual Effects to T-ShirtTo understand and be able to apply more advanced 3D applicationsHow to Assemble and Simulate two garments together on the same MannequinTo understand and apply more advanced Visual Effects – Fabric/Seam/NotionsTo...

Closures

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Closures, or fasteners, are used to secure garment sections together. They are designed for a variety of specific functions. Fasteners are used for decorative as well as functional purposes. They may be used at the discretion...

Design Worksheet

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

Fairchild Books (UK), 2014

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