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...Social Context of the 1930s The 1930s can be defined by two major events that would dominate the social and political landscape. The Wall Street crash of 1929 was the largest collapse of the American stock market in American history...

Patterns and Pattern Making

Joy Spanabel Emery

Joy Emery is Professor Emerita of Theatre and the Curator of The Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Clothing production was originally the responsibility of women. After the advent of form-fitting clothing in the thirteenth century, the responsibility expanded to include professional tailors and dressmakers. From the mid-fourteenth...

Sustainability and Fashion

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...Sustainability is now a major concern for fashion designers and pattern cutters. This chapter investigates some of the key issues affecting fashion design and showcases new methods for more sustainable and less wasteful pattern cutting...

Production

Alison Gwilt

Alison Gwilt is Associate Professor in Design at the University of New South Wales and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University of South Australia, Australia. She is an adviser to the not-for-profit organisations Redress (Hong Kong) and the Ethical Fashion Forum (UK). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Practical Guide to Sustainable Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

Book chapter

...Courtney Holm is the founder of the Melbourne circular fashion label A.BCH. The label designs garments with their end in mind; constructed from traceable raw materials and designed to last through a focus on care and repair, the products...

Pattern Fundamentals

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter demonstrates how pattern blocks translate 3D to 2D. One of the most important fundamentals – identifying where the bust dart position can be and how to move it around the body – is explained, and basic fundamentals of how...

Junya Watanabe

Designer biography

...Junya Watanabe was born in Fukushima, Japan in 1961. Watanabe graduated from Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo, in 1984. He began his career by working for Rei Kawakubo, owner, founder, and designer at Comme des Garçons, as a pattern maker...

Shape

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter looks at how pattern cutting can affect the overall silhouette, shape and fit of the garment. Understanding how shape will determine the overall outcome of the garment design is an essential skill. Here, we will look...

Marker Making, Cutting, and Bundling

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

Book chapter

...In preparation for production, graded patterns and textiles materials must be prepared for cutting, bundling, and assembly. The sized production pattern pieces must be arranged in a layout appropriate for cutting. There are many...

Pockets, Openings and Finishes

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...There are many different variations of pockets, and pocket detail can be used as a key aspect of design. This chapter looks in particular at grown-on side seam, patch, jetted, welt and front jeans pockets. It also explores the most commonly...

Context

Pat Parish

Pat Parish has taught fashion and textile courses for over thirty years. Her teaching career began at the Royal College of Art and she now lectures at Northbrook College, UK. Alongside her teaching, she has also worked as a freelance pattern cutter for designers such as Betty Jackson and Anne Tyrrell, and has created collections with Amanda Wakely, Edina Ronay, Bruce Oldfield and many others. Many of her students have successful careers in fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pattern Cutting : The Architecture of Fashion

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter explains what pattern cutting is and gives an overview of the evolution and history of pattern cutting and how measuring the body to create standard sizes developed pattern cutting systems. It reflects on changing body shape...