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The Dart

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 Dart Darts are used to control the excess fabric between the bust and waist circumferences, between the top and bottom of the shoulder blade of top garments, and between the waist and hip circumferences of bottom...

Pattern Chart

Julie Cole

Julie Cole has taught at William Rainey Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sharon Czachor

Sharon Czachor is an adjunct instructor in the fashion department of Harper College in Illinois, USA. She has taught construction classes in skirts, blouses, pants, dresses, jackets, as well as classes on flat pattern drafting and draping, introduction to CAD pattern design, stretch knits (sportswear, daywear, and children’s wear), including embellishments. She has also taught at the College of DuPage, Illinois, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

Fairchild Books (UK), 2014

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The Jacket

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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...Darts and Seams If there is a dart on the jacket, at this point in your tailoring procedure it is indicated by four tailor tacks. On the wrong side of the fabric, draw a chalkline from top to bottom at the center of the dart. On one...

Skirts

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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...Skirt silhouettes play an important role in creating first impressions and are affected by skirt length, skirt width, and fabric characteristics. Fashion and personal preference affect skirt length and the amount of fullness incorporated...

The Design Process: Structural Design

Evelyn L. Brannon

Evelyn L. Brannon is Professor Emeritus at Auburn University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designer’s Guide to Fashion Apparel

Fairchild Publications, 2011

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...“The couturier should be a geometrician, for the human body makes geometrical figures to which the materials should correspond.”Explore the steps that move from a project brief to design developmentExamine the design process as a series...

Construction

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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Jenny Udale

Jenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Fundamentals of Fashion Design

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2017

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...Construction is the foundation of clothing and fashion design. As this chapter demonstrates, it is both a technical and a design issue; garments need seams and darts in order to render a two-dimensional fabric into a three-dimensional piece...

Darts

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:Define different dart terms and types.Understand the purpose of a dart.Identify the different parts of a dart.Learn the industry method of transferring darts from...

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...

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...

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...