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...History and Significance of Knitwear in Clothing Understanding knitwear in fashion is akin to understanding the perceptions and the limitations of the technique itself. This means that the properties of knit as well as the perception...

Oversized Projects

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About this Chapter Occasionally a designer may require garments to be oversized, or much larger than normal garments. This chapter will introduce the reader to the concepts and patternmaking techniques used to create oversized garments...

Fitting and Corrections

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About this Chapter This chapter teaches how to improve the fit and style of simple garments, and how to turn an ordinary garment into a “designer” garment. Fitting is part of the patternmaking process, and a pattern cannot be completed...

Details and trims

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...Black knitted collar displaying embellishment of beading and fringing by Alison Tsai.The finishing of a knitted piece is an important consideration and can make or break the look of a garment. Details such as trims, edges and fastenings...

Stretch Terms and Jargon

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...Objective Because of the former segmentation of the garment industry, into eveningwear, knitwear, and swimwear, the stretch industry has its own terminology and jargon. The stretch designer and patternmaker must understand the specific...

Sizing and Measurements

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About This Chapter You may have noticed that you do not fit the same size garment from one manufacturer to another or from one country to the next. While this might be confusing at times, some of the reasons for it become obvious when you...

Slopers and Reductions

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About This Chapter This chapter illustrates the different measurements and stretch reductions used in the development of stretch slopers and blocks. To begin, choose the stretch ratio that applies to your particular fabric, then choose...

Sleeves

Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2008

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...About this Chapter This chapter develops different patterns for sleeves. The sleeve measurements are determined by the body draft; therefore, all drafting steps are the same regardless of the fabrication, except with different measurements....

Conclusion

Juliana Sissons

Juliana Sissons is a knitwear designer, educator and freelance pattern cutter with clients including Alexander McQueen, Shelley Fox, Hewitts of Savile Row and the BBC. Her work has also been commissioned by artists including Leigh Bowery, Andrew Logan, Britney Spears and style icon Isabella Blow. Juliana is a Senior Lecturer in Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles at Nottingham Trent University, and also teaches at Manchester School of Art, the University of Brighton, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Knitwear : An Introduction to Contemporary Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

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...The aim of this book has been to offer inspiration and insight into the different elements of knitwear design and to introduce you to as many basic machine techniques as possible. I hope that the knitting techniques have inspired you...

Knitting Methods

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza

Lisa Donofrio-Ferrezza is an Associate Professor with the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marilyn Hefferen

Marilyn Hefferen is a fashion design consultant with over thirty years of industry experience, and formerly Assistant Professor teaching knitwear design and fashion design classes at Drexel University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing a Knitwear Collection : From Inspiration to Finished Garments

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...This chapter explores some of the knitting methods currently used for knitted apparel. Examples of the most commonly used equipment, and some of the newest methods are presented. Beginning with hand knitting, the chapter progresses...