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Achieving the Perfect Fit

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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...Fit Evaluation Sequencing and Procedures Fit is a very important aspect of technical design. Measurements only tell part of the story, as it is possible for garment measurements to be accurate, but for pattern shapes and slopers...

Block Development

Patternmaking for Jacket and Coat Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2016

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...Patterning concepts learned:jacket blockmannish blockcoat block1-piece sleeve2-piece contoured sleeve“Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living forms and social intercourse.”Illustration showing jacket terminology. Patternmaking...

Torso Designs

Nora M. MacDonald

Nora M. MacDonald is a professor at West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Principles of Flat-Pattern Design

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...T he basic sheath dress is a fitted, one-piece dress with no waistline seam. It serves as the foundation for the development of all no-waistline dresses and all dress designs with a horizontal seamline located somewhere other than...

Dresses

Bina Abling

Bina Abling teaches in the Fashion Design departments of FIT and Parsons School of Design in New York City. She is the author of Fashion Sketchbook, 4th Edition, Advanced Fashion Sketchbook, Model Drawing, and Marker Rendering for Fashion, Accessories and Interior Design. Bina's knowledge and experience comes from 10 years in the fashion industry and 15 years of teaching. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kathleen Maggio

Kathleen Maggio is an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Integrating Draping, Drafting, and Drawing

Fairchild Publications, 2009

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...Combining the bodice and skirt slopers from previous chapters produces the dress foundation sloper. The draft is transferred to muslin and adjusted on the dress form. This draft and drape technique forms the basis for a set of slopers used...

The Sloper

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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...Introduction To The Sloper The sloper is the foundation of all flat pattern creation. Using specific body measurements, a sloper can be created to simulate a garment being constructed for any body shape, thus enabling designers to make...

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...

Sloper Development

Nora M. MacDonald

Nora M. MacDonald is a professor at West Virginia University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Principles of Flat-Pattern Design

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Flat-pattern design begins with a hard paper (oak tag) copy of a basic garment. This is made from a basic pattern that has been tested in muslin on a dress form, a company fit model, or an individual client. After fitting the basic garment,...

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...

Getting Started in AccuMark

Julia Ridgway Sharp

Julia Sharp, CSA, ITAA, is an Adjunct Professor at Queens College and Centenary College, and a theater costume designer. She has taught courses in apparel construction and design, textile science, and computer-aided design. She is a member of the Costume Society of America (CSA) and the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introduction to AccuMark, Pattern Design, and Product Data Management

Fairchild Publications, 2007

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able toCreate and open storage areas.Save, move, and transfer data.Understand the use of parameter tables and notch tables. Introduction to AccuMark AccuMark is used for digitizing pattern pieces...

The Basic Bodice

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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The Art of Fashion Draping

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...» The Basic Shoulder/Waist Dart Bodice» The Basic Single Waistline Dart Bodice Sloper» The Side Bust and Waist Darts Sloper» Custom Draping Theory of the Basic Bodice Slopers When a manufacturer develops a new clothing line, one...