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Three-Dimensional Thinking

Karl Aspelund

Karl Aspelund, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Textiles Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island and has been a designer, artist, and teacher for over 20 years in apparel, theater, film and digital media. He received his PhD in Anthropology and Material Culture from Boston University, University Professors Program, where his dissertation on women's national dress practices in Iceland was awarded the University Professor's Edmonds Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation of the Academic Year 2010-2011. Aspelund's research interests are in the field of apparel design and personal and national identity creation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing : An Introduction

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Designers Speak“Have you looked at a modern airplane? Have you followed from year to year the evolution of its lines? Have you ever thought, not only about the airplane but about whatever man builds, that all of man’s industrial efforts...

Sizing and Fit

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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...Fit is an important aspect that makes many customers loyal to particular brands. Some brands label garments as smaller sizes than their measured dimensions. This practice is referred to as vanity sizing in women’s wear and manity sizing...

Manual Grading on the Cartesian Graph

Kathy K. Mullet

Kathy K. Mullet is based at Oregon State University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Concepts of Pattern Grading : Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Introduction In Chapter 2, the concepts of grading were explained. Once the concepts are understood, the application of those concepts to grade a pattern can be performed. Regardless of the method used for pattern grading—manual grading...

Figure Types: A Key for Comparison

Judith A. Rasband

Judith A. Rasband is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elizabeth L.G. Liechty

Elizabeth Liechty is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. Della N. Pottberg-Steineckert is Professor Emerita at Brigham Young University. Judith Rasband is the founder and CEO of Conselle L.C. and director of the Conselle Institute of Image Management. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fabulous Fit : Speed Fitting and Alteration

Fairchild Publications, 2006

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...It doesn’t take that much “people watching” to discover that figures are different from one another. Or to realize that almost nobody has an exactly average, perfect, or ideal body. The ideal simply does not exist. We use these terms...

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

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...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...

Garment Labels

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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...Garment labels contain information required by law regarding fiber content, country of origin, manufacturer identification number, care instructions, and voluntary information identifying size and brand. Garment labels should be affixed...

How to Measure, Size, and Grade

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:Understand principles regarding measuring apparel productsPractice measuring different kinds of apparel productsCreate specs for apparel productsDemonstrate various size systems for apparel...

ASTM and ISO Seam Classifications

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 define the role of seams within a garmentTo examine ASTM and ISO standards for seam classifications and where they are used in garmentsTo identify the stitches used to create seam constructions within each classificationTo introduce...

Measure, Edit, and View Functions

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 toUse the Measure function.Use the View function.Use the Edit function. Introduction The Measure and View functions allow patternmakers to find information about pieces and measurements...

ASTM and ISO Stitch Classifications

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 review thread construction methods for creating sewing threadsTo understand thread sizing and how thread ticket numbers are determinedTo examine ASTM and ISO standards for stitch classifications and where they are used in garmentsTo show...