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Source: Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library
Here are some common mistakes and what to do if they happen.
Source: Concepts of Pattern Grading. Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading, 3rd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library
Grading manually or by computer requires the movement of cardinal points in x and y directions on a Cartesian graph. The Cartesian graph was introduced in Chapter 3, where a single set of x,y axes was discussed. The procedure for moving the pattern along the axes is illustrated in Chapter 3, and grading examples of the basic blocks and other basic styles are given in Chapters 5, 6, and 7.
Source: Advertising Menswear. Masculinity and Fashion in the British Media since 1945, 2014, Berg Fashion Library
Source: Fashion Media. Past and Present, 2013, Berg Fashion Library
Pity the poor underwear manufacturer. His product is usually small. The variety of shapes in which his ware is sold is extremely limited, and respectable society is at best reluctant to see the product too explicitly shown … About the best the maker can hope for is to seek a way for the person modeling his latest creation to do it in some eye-catching manner—without exceeding the limits of current convention.
Source: The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition, 2012, Fairchild Books Library
There is a free-spirit attitude in knitwear, which exhibits an effortless fusion of relaxed casual sportswear with modern sophistication. Fashioning knits allows the designer to create looks that offer super-feminine, whimsical design, an element of nostalgia, or a buoyant sporty look.
Source: The Berg Companion to Fashion, 2010, Berg Fashion Library
Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, 2010, Berg Fashion Library
Soviet-era underwear—both its manufacturing and consumption—were determined not only by fashion but also, to a great extent, by the ideology and political goals of the state and its economic priorities at different stages. As a result of the revolution of February 1917, underwear became simpler, and its assortment was reduced. Due to the devastation that followed the October Revolution of 1917 and the civil war, people continued to wear prerevolutionary styles of underwear.
Source: Classic and Modern Writings on Fashion, 2nd Edition, 2009, Berg Fashion Library
Many maladies are caused by … corsets. Thin bodies, narrow shoulders. Out of four two are bones of some promise; one, bones which promise nothing; a fourth go to Nice with the consumption; another fourth will at twenty-six drag out six days of the seven in an invalid's chair.
Source: Your Personal Style, 2009, Fairchild Books Library
“We have a stronger shoulder. We have a really fitted waist. We have a very accentuated chest . . . the bra is actually the accessory of the season. Every look has got a bra—and those bras, they’re not sort of subtle.”
Source: Changing Fashion. A Critical Introduction to Trend Analysis and Meaning, 2007, Berg Fashion Library
The new fashionable figure is growing straighter and straighter, less bust, less hips, more waist, a wonderfully long, slender suppleness about the limbs … The long skirt … reveals plainly every line and curve of the leg from hip to ankle. The petticoat is obsolete, prehistoric. How slim, how graceful, how elegant women look! The leg has suddenly become fashionable.
Source: ‘Don We Now Our Gay Apparel’. Gay Men’s Dress in the Twentieth Century, 2000, Berg Fashion Library