Julie Cole

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FEB 11, 2016
Other Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501318238
eBook 9781501305054
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501318214

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The Book

With hundreds of step-by-step illustrated instructions and a user-friendly, stay-flat format, Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics provides emerging fashion designers with comprehensive information on how to draft patterns for popular cut-and-sew stretch knit fabrics such as jersey and knits with spandex. After covering the
basics of knits and techniques for gauging stretch capacity, Julie Cole introduces a unique, simplified approach to drafting slopers using hip and top foundations. She then provides information on converting, drafting, grading, and reducing patterns for proper fit in four categories of stretch. The book proceeds to drafting slopers and patterns for tops, dresses, jackets, sweaters, cardigans, skirts, pants, lingerie, swimwear, and activewear.

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics is ideal for students with basic or intermediate design, patternmaking, and sewing skills for any course in which students design and draft patterns for knits; or courses that incorporate both knits and woven fabrics.

- Accurate and simplified system for patternmaking with stretch knit fabrics with easier to follow approach than other books
Each chapter includes
- Key terms
- Highly-illustrated step-by-step instructions
- Three types of boxes: ‘Important,’ ‘Pattern Tip,’ and ‘Stitching Tip’
- End of chapter features ‘Knit it Together’ checklist, ‘Stop! What Do I Do If...’ troubleshooting tips, and ‘Self Critique’ review
- More than 900 technical drawings with color accents and 100 photographs of sewn samples on the dress form

Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabric STUDIO
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Access downloadable files for half-size top and hip foundations, and slopers found in the book

Teaching Resources
- Instructor’s Guide and Test Bank includes sample syllabi, suggested projects, test questions, and evaluation guides

Table of Contents

Extended Contents
1. Getting the Knack of Knits
2. The Knit Family of Slopers
3. Pattern Drafting for Knits
4. Laying Out, Cutting, and Stitching Knits
5. Drafting the Hip and Top Foundations
6. Top Slopers and Patterns
7. Dress Slopers and Patterns
8. Jacket, Cardigan, Sweater, and Sweater-Jacket Slopers and Patterns
9. Skirt Slopers and Patterns
10. Pant Slopers and Patterns
11. Lingerie Slopers and Patterns
12. Swimwear Slopers and Patterns

About The Authors

Julie Cole has taught fashion design courses at Harper College, International Academy of Design and Technology and Mount Mary College, USA.

Hardback + Studio
Fairchild Books
675 2-color illus, 130 bw illus, 30 color illus


Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life

3 specially commissioned videos


Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

12 decks of flashcards


Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips

12 quizzes


Practice your skills and enhance your knowledge with activities and resources

3 downloadable files