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A Beautiful Ornament in the Parlour or Boudoir: The Domestication of the Sewing Machine

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...This chapter sets out to explore the visual appearance of the domestic sewing machine from its introduction in the 1850s until the present, with a special focus on the second half of the nineteenth century. During that time the type...

The Sewing Needle as Magic Wand

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...My life is involved in the events described below. I was born in 1939 and lived in a working-class family in New York City. In writing this essay, I have come to recognize that the chasm between my mother’s strictly utilitarian attitude...

The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment

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

Book chapter

...The Design Room Sewing Equipment Objectives By studying the information in this chapter, the designer will be able to: Select and understand the basic sewing tools needed for measuring, cutting, marking, and fitting. Identify...

Manufacturing Garments with Robots

Leslie Davis Burns

Dr. Leslie Davis Burns is President and Founder of Responsible Global Fashion LLC and Professor Emerita of Apparel Design and Merchandising at Oregon State University. A scholar and educator around topics related to the international apparel industries, consumer behaviour, and corporate social responsibility, Leslie is author of Sustainability and Social Change in Fashion (2019, Fairchild Books) and co-author of The Business of Fashion (6th edition forthcoming, 2020, Fairchild Books). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of the new online resource, Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Leslie is a Fellow of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and has received the Distinguished Scholar and the Educator of the Year Awards from ITAA in addition to teaching, research, and leadership awards from Oregon State University. Leslie holds a BA from Washington State University and a Ph.D. in Consumer Sciences and Retailing from Purdue University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Introductory business case

...Learning Objectives Upon completion of this case, students should be able to: Examine new technologies associated with sewing garments with robots. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the technologies for a particular fashion brand...

Seams And Seam Finishes

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

Book chapter

...By studying the information in this chapter, the designer will be able to:Learn to identify basic seam types.Learn to use the sewing guidelines as one sews the item.Learn to join seams of equal length with a regular stitch.Learn to join...

Stitches and Seams

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

Book chapter

...After studying this chapter, you will be able to:Identify different stitches from 100 to 600 classificationsIdentify four different seam types in different categorizationsIdentify different sewing machines for different end uses of garments...

The Sewing Machine Comes Home

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...This chapter examines the mechanization of sewing in the middle years of the last century and its articulation of relations between design, production, distribution and consumption. It will be argued here that it was the emergence of sewing...

Creating Consumers

The Culture of Sewing : Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

Berg, 1999

Book chapter

...Nineteenth-century promoters personified the family sewing machine in many different, and often contradictory, ways. Sara Josepha Hale, well-known editor of Godey’s Lady’s Book, praised the Wheeler and Wilson machine as the ‘queen...

Planning

Jennifer Prendergast

Jennifer Prendergast is a Senior Lecturer in Design and Product Development at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, and teaches both design and garment technology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sewing Techniques : An introduction to construction skills within the design process

Fairchild Publications (UK), 2014

Book chapter

...Nude silk dress adorned with silk and fresh flowers. Planning the project From conception to catwalk, the fashion industry thrives on the energy and buzz of each collection; therefore, adhering to deadlines is important. For all fashion...

Production and Manufacture

The End of Fashion : Clothing and Dress in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

Book chapter

...Introduction The crisis of the fast-fashion model has received important media attention in recent years. Labor rights and ecological effects represent major challenges for the fashion industry. Forecasts indicate that the British...