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Roberto Cabrera

Roberto Cabrera taught at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Denis Antoine

Denis Antoine is a leading practitioner and educator in the field of men’s tailoring. Following degrees in menswear from the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art, he established his eponymous bespoke tailoring business. He currently teaches menswear design and construction at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear : A Construction Guide

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Selecting the Fabric If you want the very finest fabric for classic tailoring, choose wool. There is an endless variety of beautiful fabrics available to us today, most of which will respond favorably to certain tailoring features...

General Information

Injoo Kim

Injoo Kim is assistant professor in the School of Design at the University of Cincinnati. She was a designer in Korea and has freelanced with Proctor Gamble and J. Peterman, Inc. Kim is also a member of the International Textiles and Apparel Association. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mikyung Uh

Apparel Making in Fashion Design

Fairchild Publications, 2002

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...Grain Line Grain lines are marked on pattern pieces to indicate how they are to be placed on the fabric from which they will be cut. By aligning the grain lines on a pattern piece with the straight grain of the fabric, the angle...

Design Details

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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...Fashion trends and styling determine the type and amount of shaping or fullness that become the design element of the garment. A designer achieves silhouette, style, and proportion through the placement of fabric grainlines, design lines...

Draping on the Mannequin

Anette Fischer

Anette Fischer is a Senior Lecturer specializing in 3D Development on the BA (Hons) Fashion course at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kiran Gobin

Kiran Gobin is a creative pattern cutter and a lecturer in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Construction for Fashion Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Draping is modeling or shaping a piece of fabric on a mannequin (also called a model-stand, dress form or dummy) or a life model. Madeleine Vionnet (in the 1920s) and Madame Alix Grès (1930s) were the first couture designers to devote...

Fitting Standards in Apparel

Elizabeth Liechty

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Elizabeth Liechty is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Judith Rasband

Judith A. Rasband is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fitting & Pattern Alteration : A Multi-Method Approach to The Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...List factors that influence or affect fit and explain the effects.Describe the benefits of well-fitted clothing—a fabulous fit.Describe three different ways to evaluate the fit of a garment.Identify two types and three directions of fitting...

Fabric Characteristics and Terms

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Draping for Apparel Design

Fairchild Publications, 2013

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...Fabrics are a powerful medium in the skillful hands of the draper/designer whose creativity is stimulated by the array of colors, boldness of prints, and innovative textures that are offered each season. Knowledge of the characteristics...

Introduction to Patternmaking

Lori A. Knowles

Lori A. Knowles worked for 13 years as a patternmaker and production manager for Marie Clayden Inc. in Los Gatos, CA, and taught for nine years at West Valley College in the department of Fashion Design and Apparel Technology. She has had a consuming interest in vintage clothing and costuming since childhood and possesses a large Edwardian and Victorian clothing collection that includes pieces dating back to the 1840s. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women

Fairchild Publications, 2005

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...Introduction Patternmaking = pattern drafting, pattern draping, and flat patternmaking Pattern Drafting Figure 1.1 Pattern drafting is a design process that involves taking measurements from a person’s body or a body form, adding ease...

Garment Construction Details

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 Quality : A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...To examine garment shaping methods to achieve fitTo provide an overview of commonly selected openings, facings, closures, and hem finishes used for mass produced apparelTo understand the importance of closure selection for apparel items...

Identifying Fashion Fabrics

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Connie Amaden-Crawford is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni, a member of the Sewing Hall of Fame, and a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Guide to Fashion Sewing

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...By studying the information in this chapter, the designer will be able to:Build knowledge of various fabrics, fibers, and finishes.Understand the care requirements of various fabrics.Evaluate and select fabrics compatible with the garment...

Moving On – Industrialization

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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...Industrialization – How to apply Notches/Grain Lines/Seam AllowanceHow to change a corner – to fold a hemHow to Create a Stepped SeamHow to add information to a Piece – NamingExercise 7 – To apply Seam allowance/Notches/Grain line...