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Fashioning Sports Clothing as Lifestyle Couture

Jennifer Craik

Jennifer Craik is Professor and Head of Fashion at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of fashion and dress. She has also researched aspects of cultural studies, cultural policy, and arts funding. Her publications include: The Face of Fashion (Routledge, 1993), Uniforms Exposed: From Conformity to Transgression (Berg Publishers, 2005), and Fashion: The Key Concepts (Berg Publishers, 2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Uniforms Exposed : From Conformity to Transgression

Berg, 2005

Book chapter

...Sports Clothing as Fashion Sportswear exists because American women were the first to live the modern, fast-paced life. (designer Michael Kors, quoted by Seeling 2000: 578) This chapter explores how sports clothing has shifted from...

Getting the Knack of Knits

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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Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Why bother with knits? Working with knits is a joy because you’re creating clothing with stretchability, elasticity, and flexibility. Victoria Beckham says, “There is nothing better than seeing a woman in clothes she loves to wear. Her...

Skirts and Pants

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Well-fitted skirts or pants become the foundation pieces of a wardrobe or a collection. Knit skirts with elastic waist treatments are easy to stitch, comfortable to wear, and present a dress-like appearance when paired with a matching top...

Preparing Knits and Stretch Wovens for Stitching

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Often the excitement of finding just the right fabric for a garment encourages students to dive right in, cutting their fabric without thought of how the garment will be constructed. This can cause serious problems with the performance...

Getting to Know Knits and Stretch Fabrics

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...In this chapter, designers will be introduced to some background information about knits and how knitted fabrics have been changed by technology. Designers will begin to familiarize themselves with the different types of knit and stretch...

Stitching Knits with a Sewing Machine

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...Knit fabrics can be sewn on a standard sewing machine, a fact that many student designers are surprised to learn. Although many sewers associate knits with a serger/ overlocker, a standard sewing machine is equipped with basic stretch...

Lingerie

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

Book chapter

...In general, lingerie refers to undergarments or intimate apparel such as camisoles, panties, bras, slips, and bust-iers and includes sleepwear, loungewear (such as thermal undershirts and pants), and bathrobes. According to the Dictionary...
...Known as “the Prince of Prints,” Emilio Pucci is renowned for his pioneering use of bold, geometric patterns in a kaleidoscope of bright colors. However it wasn’t only his signature psychedelic prints that earned the designer acclaim; he...

Underwear

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The fashionable silhouette has gone through bewildering changes during the last two hundred years, and these would not have been possible without the shapes created beneath. Underwear and outerwear progressed in tandem. Underwear designers...

North American Influences on West European Dress

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...North America’s effect on West European fashion is often viewed only in relation to Hollywood and celebrity. However, its influence has been far more diverse, from technological inventions to leisure wear and the professionalization...