DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO GIRLS' AND JUNIOR APPAREL

Randi Beer

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PAPERBACK

ISBN:
9781563676925
Published:
SEP 09, 2009

For Students

For Instructors

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Please note that exam/inspection copies and instructor resources are only available to instructors and faculty staff at recognized institutions.


What's in the book

The Book

Designer’s Guide to Girls’ & Junior Apparel explains the process a fashion designer goes through to put a line together specifically for the girls’ and junior markets. It starts with the inspiration phase, and moves to research and sketching. Chapters teach students how the designer works with patternmakers to see the garment fabricated and sewn, and then follows the garment as it is costed, merchandised, and prepared to be sold. Students will be exposed to the many layers of specifications, production patterns, and testing, and finally producing and shipping the garments. This book also shows that designing apparel is a process that requires careful consideration of what styles sold last season, how current events influence the popularity of designs, and other factors that affect profits in the apparel industry.

Table of Contents

Contents:
Manufacturing Girls’ and Junior Clothing
The Merchant and the Customer
Inspiration for Design
Foundation of the New Line
Considerations for Fabric Selection
Pin Sketch to Pattern
From Sample Cutting to Construction
Trimmings and Finishing Touches
Garment Costing
Merchandising the Line
Pre-Production New Style Preparation
Cycle of Production



About The Authors

Randi Beer is an instructor at Woodbury
University.



Format:
Paperback
Page count:
272
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 "
Illustrations:
colour illustrations