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Flats and Specs

Linda Tain

Linda Tain is a professor of fashion art, design, and history of clothing and has been teaching at the Fashion Institute of Technology for over 30 years. In 1999, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has conducted numerous seminars on historical costume as well as design and product development and has worked in the fashion industry as an illustrator, designer, and consultant, specializing in the designer sportswear, knitwear, and intimate apparel markets. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Portfolio Presentation for Fashion Designers : Fourth Edition

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Dan Yongeun Lee, Fashion Institute of TechnologyTo get a job in today’s industry, you must know how to create flats and specs. Your drawings and spec sheets must be clear, accurate, and exacting in every detail. This is especially true...

The Label/Packing Sheet

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package

Fairchild Publications (US), 2011

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...Label/Packing Sheet: Overview A label/packing sheet lists the instructions for labels, hangtags, and packing. You will see in the examples that follow that there are two distinct approaches to creating these sheets. In addition...

Woven Tops

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Measuring Woven Tops Woven top spec sheets are used for woven garments, including blouses, shirts, and vests (although companies may have separate spec sheets for vests). As you measure, you will find instances when more than one method can...

Blazers and Unconstructed Jackets

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Choosing the best measurement points based on style features. Measuring Blazers and Unconstructed Jackets Blazers and unconstructed jackets, either knitted or woven, are treated as wovens when measuring due to garment construction...

Woven Dresses

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Measuring hip width circumference from high point shoulder. Measuring Woven Dresses Measuring a woven dress basically combines the measurements of a woven top and a woven skirt; therefore, the rules you learned for each of those styles...

Menswear Garments

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Measuring Menswear Measuring menswear garments is very much like measuring misses/women’s wear garments. Although there are a few measurement points that vary, most of what you have learned up to this point may be applied to measuring...

Communicating your ideas

Simon Seivewright

Simon Seivewright

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Richard Sorger

Richard Sorger is Associate Professor and Course Leader for MA Fashion at Kingston University, UK. He has taught at all levels of fashion education at institutions such as Middlesex University and London College of Fashion. From 2006 to 2011 he designed for his eponymous label and his clothes have been worn by Courtney Love, Florence Welch and Miley Cyrus. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Research and Design for Fashion

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Final collection presentation illustration, using drawing, collage, and Photoshop.The ability to communicate your ideas and get what is in your head down onto paper is an essential part of being a fashion designer. In this chapter, we...

Grading

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...How to Grade a Spec Sheet A sample garment, once approved for production, is graded or converted into all of the other sizes that will be produced. In other words, each piece of the approved pattern is made either smaller or larger (graded)...

What is a Spec Manual?

Michele Wesen Bryant

Michele Wesen Bryant is an adjunct in the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology. She also teaches flats and specs at Parsons School of Design. Bryant has been working in the fashion industry for over 20 years, having had fashion illustrations appear in Vogue, YM, Seventeen, Brides, Women's Wear Daily, Ladies Home Journal and Good Housekeeping. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Diane DeMers

Diane DeMers is associate professor of fashion design at The Fashion Institute of Technology and a design consultant for Her Majesty Intimates and Cole Girl's Swimwear. For three years she designed Haute Couture, Pret a Porter, and License collections for Carven Couture in Paris, then continued her design career in New York City with Calvin Klein Intimate Apparel, Adrienne Vittadini, and Malain Knits. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Spec Manual

Fairchild Publications, 2006

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...Introduction A specification manual is a guide for measuring and record keeping that reflects standard garment industry practices. It is a tool for designers, merchandisers, pattern makers, and suppliers who measure garments. The Spec...

Woven Skirts

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Choosing the best hip measurement point. Measuring Woven Skirts A-line, kick-pleat, straight, and wrap are just a few of the types of woven skirt that can be evaluated using the woven skirt spec sheet. Just like measuring a top...