CONSTRUCTION: FASHION

The Art of Couture Sewing

2nd Edition

Zoya Nudelman

Published: MAR 10, 2016

The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book moves on to cover tools and supplies, matching fabrics with the appropriate needles and threads, pressing, and construction techniques. Basic draping skills, corset construction, and tailoring, as well as the variety of closures, hems and finishes used in couture are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations.

Nudelman covers many embellishment techniques, including beading, embroidering, and an expanded range of fine and decorative stitches including eyelet overcasting and ribbon rosette. Highly illustrated with photographs of couture designs as well as close-ups of finishes and details, The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition will inspire the design of high-quality garments using haute couture construction methods.

New to this edition
~Expanded coverage of the construction of facings, linings, underlinings, interlinings, and interfacings (Chapter 4)
~All-new chapter on constructing large skirts including trains, hoop skirts, and petticoats (Chapter 6)
~Chapter 8 features new fabric manipulation and embellishment techniques including couching, eyelet stitching, ribbon embroidery, goldwork, beadwork are stitching, motif beaded embroidery methods, and working with sequins, rhinestones, and crystals.
~Updated fashion photographs and new illustrations throughout the book

Features
~End-of-chapter biographies discuss notable designers and their couture techniques, such as Paul Poiret, Coco Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, and Elie Saab
~More than 850 color images, including over 185 updated fashion photographs and new illustrations digitally drawn by the author

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019211
Paperback 9781609018313

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

3rd Edition

Elizabeth Liechty,Judith Rasband and Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Published: FEB 25, 2016

Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, Third Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated with a second color added to clarify the procedure and show directional measuring. Each figure is drawn to scale ensuring consistency and accuracy. The cause for the fitting problem is clearly identified and explained--giving readers the why behind each fitting procedure. Highlights of this edition include new photographs of common fit problems, as well as instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

New to this Edition

~ Chapters open with added key terms and chapter objectives
~ End-of-chapter discussion questions allow the reader to fully engage with the content
~ New 2-color graded pattern illustrations, measurement illustrations, photos of actual body types and illustrations of advanced bodice and pant fitting patterns
~ Updated Reality Check boxes present further details on the topic at hand and reinforce the learning experience

Introducing Fitting and Pattern Alteration 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


This bundle includes Fitting and Pattern Alteration and Fitting and Pattern Alteration STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501318207
eBook + Studio 9781501318191
eBook 9781501305122
Paperback 9781628929720
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318184

Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics

Sharon Czachor

Published: FEB 11, 2016

With over 500 step-by-step color photos and instructions in a user-friendly format, Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics is a professional guide to sewing with common knits and stretch fabrics such as jersey and spandex. Czachor explains the basics of working with knit fabrics and stretch woven fabrics, and how the stretch ratio impacts the design. The book covers industry methods for knit garment construction, including coverage of collars, facings, closures, bands and hems, waistline finishes, and pockets within respective chapters on t-shirts, tops and sweaters, dresses, skirts and pants, jackets, activewear, swimwear, and lingerie. The final chapter covers specialty techniques such as finishing details, embellishments, felting, and fabric manipulation.

Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics provides all the tools to professionally complete the garments and advance the designer’s skill and understanding of the unique properties of knits and stretch wovens.


Features
- Covers industrial and home sewing machines, overlock machines, and coverstitch machines, plus supplies, needles and threads used to construct knit garments
- Learning objectives, Sewing Tip and Important boxes, key terms, sample exercises at different levels of complexity, review questions, and designer profiles in each chapter
- Includes a Fabric Form template and Sample Checklist to help readers develop their own resource book of sample techniques, swatches of knit, stretch, and stretch woven fabrics


Introducing Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics 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
- Access downloadable files for the patterns used to create the sewing samples throughout the text, the Fabric Form template, and the Sample Checklist

This bundle includes Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics and Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501316494
eBook + Studio 9781501316487
eBook 9781628921830
Paperback 9781628921816
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501316463

Zero Waste Fashion Design

Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan

Published: DEC 17, 2015

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process. Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design.

Featured topics include:
The criteria for zero waste fashion design
Manufacturing zero waste garments
Adapting existing designs for zero waste
Zero waste designing with digital technologies

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781472581990
Paperback 9781472581983

Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear

A Construction Guide

2nd Edition

Roberto Cabrera and Denis Antoine

Published: MAR 26, 2015

Since its first publication, Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear has been the authoritative resource for custom hand tailoring production. This new edition focuses on updating these timeless construction techniques through extensive use of all new photography and digital illustrations to enhance the clarity of each process. The enduring art of tailoring and the nature of bespoke tailoring processes means that the techniques presented in the first edition remain as relevant for today's designers as ever.

The new edition is updated with information on measuring, alternative approached in use today and 748 all new photographs and illustrations. It also includes a brief overview of contemporary tailoring and the identifying key components of luxury tailoring from Britain, Italy and the Unites States. This introduction also familiarizes the reader with ways in which traditional production methods have been used in the development of luxury ready-to-wear men’s tailoring.

The text is ideal for students with basic design, patternmaking and sewing skills of at least an intermediate level for courses including Tailoring Techniques, Menswear Design, Couture Sewing, Intermediate or Advanced Construction Techniques, Costume Construction and Fashion Design Studios.

Instructor's Guide available.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628921724
Paperback 9781628921700

A Guide to Fashion Sewing

6th Edition

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Published: MAR 12, 2015

A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 6th Edition, provides a comprehensive fashion sewing resource for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Readers will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles using proven industry methods for more than 100 sewing applications. Chapters cover everything from sewing equipment, measurements, and fabric selection to actual garment assembly. Filled with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this book is an indispensable resource for constructing quality garments. Accompanying video demonstrations help readers learn at their own pace basic sewing skills and techniques such a seams, darts, bias binding, zipper, and garment assembly.

The new edition features an updated design, new industrial sewing machine information and photographs, and expanded information on tailoring. Amaden-Crawford has added convenient metric measurement equivalents to the text, helpful project checklists to aid self-assessment of completed project, and 1/2 scale patterns to make sample garment assembly easier than ever before.

Introducing A Guide to Fashion Sewing 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
~Watch videos with step-by-step demonstrations basic sewing skills, including techniques such as seams, darts, bias bindings, zippers and garment assembly
~ Access downloadable files for patterns to accompany chapter projects
~ Gather your tools with an updated info on fabric and materials resources
~ Redeeming the code inside this card will give you full access to the content previously contained on the DVD or CD packaged with the book A Guide to Fashion Sewing 6th Edition.

This bundle includes A Guide to Fashion Sewing 6th Edition and A Guide to Fashion Sewing STUDIO Access Card.

Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501395284
eBook + Studio 9781501395918
eBook 9781628921854
Paperback 9781628921847
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501395628

Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

2nd Edition

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

Published: JUN 05, 2014

This companion workbook consists of project instructions and card stock worksheets in a 3-hole binder for convenient storage. Using these resources, students can store sewn sample garment details and record design information for design projects. The instructions for each project list the supplies and tasks needed to prepare the samples, plus clear cross references to sewing techniques in the textbook, Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers, 2nd Edition, and the supplementary half-scales patterns available to complete projects.

Sample and Sewing worksheets are made of card stock for durable sample mounting and include space to attach sample and label sewing techniques, fabric type, fiber content, lining type, interfacing type, stitching order, stitch length, and notes on where to use the stitching technique on a garment and stitching mistakes. As students use the workbook to practice the sewing techniques, it becomes an ongoing resource and part of the design student's fashion library.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781628925814
Paperback 9781609018801

Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

2nd Edition

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

Published: JUN 05, 2014

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered.

New to this Edition:
New Chapter 5 "Stitching Knits: Working with Stretch" and Chapter 7 "Fitting: Developing an 'Eye' for Good Fit"
New chapter order reflects the stitching order of garments

Formats ISBN
eBook 9781609019068
Hardback 9781609019259

Sewing Techniques

An Introduction to Construction Skills Within the Design Process

Jennifer Prendergast

Published: MAR 27, 2014

Sewing techniques are sometimes overlooked in the design process but acquiring these skills can be transformational. The ability to turn a two-dimensional design into its three-dimensional realization comes from having mastered basic sewing techniques. Sewing Techniques simplifies the often complex techniques that lie behind this process by arming designers with the precise information and skills needed to undertake each task.

Designers who develop a basic understanding of the processes involved in sample and garment construction often produce successful outcomes based on a more experimental and creative approach applied during the product development process. Developing a sample folio and being able to refer to samples and develop them according to each individual design project is a process that requires experimentation and creative thought underpinned by a basic understanding of sewing techniques. This book explores the essential equipment needed - from fabric types to diagrams identifying component parts of a sewing machine, to machine operation.

Throughout each process, clear diagrams accompanied by explanatory description panels allow readers to achieve the best possible results, including how to troubleshoot problems that may be encountered before and during sewing. Each section concludes with a project, progressing from easy to challenging. Fabrics for each project give designers the opportunity to handle different fabric types and understand the complexities of sourcing and selecting. Mastering the basic principles covered in Sewing Techniques will enable both fashion students and the contemporary craftworker to develop their techniques with a view to becoming creative practice-based professionals.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940447718
Paperback 9782940411917

Industry Clothing Construction Methods

Mary Ruth Shields

Published: AUG 30, 2010

This text guides fashion students through the garment construction process and provides students in both fashion design and merchandising with the industry standard construction information that they will need to function effectively within design firms. By focusing on garment construction techniques for various market levels—from budget (mass market) and moderate to bridge (or better) and designer’s ready-to-wear—this text emphasizes the garment construction process as it exists in the industry today. Comparisons of construction methods used at different price points are an integral part of the text, with assembly techniques noted according to their affect on garment cost, quality, and production time. Flow charts and reference charts focus on industry methods, practice, and applications. Practice construction methods throughout the text reinforce students’ competency levels with industry-based sewing methods as opposed to traditional sewing practices.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563677267

Fitting and Pattern Alteration

A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration

2nd Edition

Elizabeth Liechty,Della Pottberg-Steineckert and Judith Rasband

Published: JUL 31, 2009

Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, 2nd Edition, shows readers how to recognize, evaluate, and correct fit for 88 figure variations. This comprehensive guide presents proven methods of style selection, fitting, and alteration that are rooted in the elements and principles of design. The authors use a multi-level approach that is both logical and easy to follow, and each procedure is clearly identified and fully illustrated. Highlights of this edition include alternative methods of figure evaluation, information about choosing the right style to enhance one’s figure, and instructions for working with multi-sized patterns and correcting garments that have more than one fit problem.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563677830

The Art of Couture Sewing

Zoya Nudelman

Published: JUN 08, 2009

The Art of Couture Sewing is a practical guide to the fine construction practices used in couture workrooms. Beginning with a brief history of couture, the book provides fully illustrated instructions on constructing a couture dress from start to finish. It covers tools and supplies, stitching of different kinds of closures, and draping techniques used in designing shirts, skirts, and dresses. It also includes discussions of corsetry and executing accurate stitches. After reading this book, students will understand the various haute couture methods, particularly how these methods affect design decisions and relate to the quality of these very special garments. Instructors, contact your Sales Representative for access to Instructor’s Materials.

Formats ISBN
Paperback 9781563675393

Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction

Anette Fischer

Published: NOV 24, 2008

Basics Fashion Design 03: Construction leads the reader through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting and draping a mannequin, to finishing and haberdashery.

Construction is the foundation of fashion design; it takes passion and skill to turn a two-dimensional drawing into a successful garment. This book guides you through the process, teaching you the theory, practical skills and techniques you need to succeed.

Formats ISBN
eBook 9782940439072