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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:Learn the various styles of pleats.Learn when and where pleats are used.Learn the sewing techniques for tucks and pleats.Learn how to press pleats.Learn the various...

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...

Pleats and Tucks

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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...Pleats and tucks are fabric folds that can be used in many places on a garment to add design interest. They may be inserted into a garment section or added to a seamline. A pleat is a vertical fold of fabric that may be pressed...

Dart-Equivalent Bodice Styles

Sally M. Di Marco

Sally M. Di Marco is Program Coordinator for Fashion Design at Stevenson University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Draping Basics

Fairchild Books, 2010

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...dart equivalentsflaresfully released dartsgathersopen-end dartspleatsprincess seamlinesshaped seamlinestucks General Objectives Understand the principles of draping dart-equivalent bodice styles. Understand the principles of converting...

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Myoungok Kim

Myoung Kim is a lecturer in the Department of Clothing and Textiles at Hanyang University, as well as a visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a PhD in Clothing and Textiles from Hanyang University. Prior to academia, she worked as pattern maker and technical designer in the fashion industry for fourteen years. Dr. Kim’s research and scholarly work focuses on the proper fit for menswear and menswear pattern making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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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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Patternmaking for Menswear : Classic to Contemporary

Fairchild Books, 2014

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...Details, such as interesting style lines or creative pleats, are what make certain garments stand out. The elements within this chapter are arguably the most important to consider when creating a clever design. Any of these details can...

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...

Styles, Lines, and Details for Shape and Fit

Jaeil Lee

Jaeil Lee is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Seattle Pacific University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Camille Steen

Camille Steen is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, USA, a leading maker of travel apparel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Technical Sourcebook for Apparel Designers

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Identify various styles, lines, and details used for shapingCommunicate various styles, lines, and details orally and in writingExplore various garment shaping devices and how...

Manipulating Dart Excess and Adding Fullness

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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...Design 1: French DartDesign 2: Armhole DartDesign 3: Shoulder DartDesign 4: Center Front (Bust) DartDesign 5: Waist/Side Dart FoundationDesign 6: Waist/Shoulder DartDesign 7: Curved DartDesign 8: Intersecting DartsDesign 9: Asymmetric...

Creating Texture with Pleats, Tucks, Gathers, Ruffles, and Trims

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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Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Knits already have a texture of their own; some are obvious in the types of fibers that are used, others more subtle, as in a knitted design. Adding fabric manipulation techniques (any technique that changes the surface of the fabric...

Dart Equivalents As Stylelines, Gathers, Pleats, and Release Tucks

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 Figure 8.1 Darts are used in garments to allow fabric to fit well over the curves of the body. You have practiced manipulating the position, shape, and quantity of darts in previous chapters. This chapter introduces...