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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.
Table of ContentsIntroduction. How to get the most out of this book. Getting started: Pattern cutting tools and equipment; Silhouettes; Sizing and grading; Blocks and patterns. Pattern cutting: How to read a design drawing; Dart manipulation; Slash and spread; Sleeves; Collars; Pockets; Bias cut; Fitting the toile; Laying a pattern on to fabric. Garment construction: Tools for the techniques; Seams; Seam finishes; Hand sewing techniques. Surface-specific techniques: Felted fabrics; Lace; Leather; Fur; Knits and stretch-woven fabrics; Sequinned and beaded fabrics; Velvet; Transparent fabrics. Haute couture and tailoring: Haute couture; Designing haute couture; Tailoring; Tailoring techniques. Draping on the mannequin: Modelling tools and equipment; Grain line and draping; Draping style; Geometric shapes; Inspired designers. Support and structure: History of supported and structured garments; Supporting materials; Interlining/fusing; Corsetry; Creating volume. Finishes: Linings; Facings; Fastenings; Haberdashery. Conclusion. Glossary. Bibliography. Useful resources. Canon. Acknowledgements and picture credits.
About The AuthorsAnette Fischer is a lecturer at the University College of the Creative Arts, London. She also teaches the postgraduate certificate in Innovative Pattern Cutting course at Central Saint Martin's College, London, and works as a trouble-shooter for the bi-annual collections of Julien MacDonald.
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