TECHNICAL DESIGN

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

3rd Edition

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: JUL 28, 2016

With the continuing growth of private label brands, the demand for skilled technical designers has never been greater. The 3rd Edition of Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets, fitting garments and grading patterns for production. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. A new chapter on children’s wear expands upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven womenswear and menswear. The new edition includes more coverage of PLM/PDM and computer-aided technical design, model measuring, graded pattern nests and more.

New to this Edition
· New section on computer-aided technical design including coverage of PLM/PDM software such as Gerber, Lectra, and Optitex
· New chapter on childrenswear with points of measure (POM) and grading information
· Added instructions on measuring the human body
· Expanded information on fitting and grading
· Updated appendices with new fashion flats and body figure croquis and a metric conversion chart

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

· Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life
· Download templates, blank and sample spec sheets, basic garment and figure croquis to practice technical design skills
· Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
· Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
· Access useful resources like a Care Labeling Guide, Ordering a Dress Form Guide and a Buttonline Card

Instructor Resources
· Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
· Learning with STUDIO Student Registration Guide and a First Day of Class PowerPoint presentation

This bundle includes Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design, 3rd Edition and Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501313097
eBook + Studio 9781501313080
eBook 9781501313042
Paperback 9781501312717
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501313066

Technical Sourcebook for Designers

2nd Edition

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

Published: MAR 31, 2014

Technical Sourcebook for Designers is completely devoted to preparing aspiring and professional apparel designers for the growing demand for technical design skills in the apparel industry. This comprehensive compilation presents technical design processes and industry standards that reflect current apparel production and manufacturing practices.

Lee and Steen provide a holistic perspective of the role of technical design in apparel production, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions. This edition includes a new section on real-life fit problems and solutions, more information on essential math for designers (such as grading and costing) plus coverage of product lifecycle management (PLM) and sustainability. An all new Chapter 8 on Sweater Product Design explores sweater design and manufacturing. More than 200 new images and newly added color in illustrations to show relevant design details. With versatile coverage of a variety of product categories including women's wear, menswear and knitwear, this text gives students essential tools to develop specification sheets and technical packages for specific markets.

Introducing Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO--an online tool for more effective study!

~Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
~Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions and image identification
~Practice your skills with editable style flats in Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw that can be imported into blank tech pack templates to create your own tech packs
~Enhance your knowledge with industry standards for seams and stitches and costing spreadsheets
~Access downloadable images of photos and figures from the book, clip art, and examples of completed tech packs

This bundle includes Technical Sourcebook for Designers 2nd Edition and Technical Sourcebook for Designers STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395376
eBook + Studio 9781501396007
eBook 9781609019785
Paperback 9781609018566
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395710

Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Published: AUG 23, 2010

In today’s global apparel industry, garments that are designed domestically are often manufactured overseas. The technical package, a series of forms that define a garment’s specifications, is critical to ensuring that a particular style is executed correctly and in the most cost- and time-efficient manner possible. Apparel Production Management and the Technical Package presents the basics of production management and provides clear instructions for creating each component of a production package.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628923650
Paperback 9781563678691

The Spec Manual 2nd edition

Michele Wesen Bryant and Diane DeMers

Published: AUG 10, 2005

The 2nd Edition of The Spec Manual provides fashion professionals and students with a -comprehensive guide for measuring garments using standard industry practices. This textbook/workbook contains front and back view croquis for women, off sizes, men, juniors, and children; spec sheet templates; illustrated measurement points; and tables with measurement points. The 2nd Edition also features a companion CD-ROM with electronic resources such as spec sheets and a flats library. Users with either beginning or advanced digital skills will learn how to create computer-generated spec sheets.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563673733