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Pattern Drafting for Knits

Julie Cole

Source: Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Working with the right tools makes the pattern drafting process easier. The essential patternmaking tools are illustrated in Figure 3.1. Figures 3.2 and 3.3 illustrates where to use each tool when drafting patterns.

Laying Out, Cutting, and Stitching Knits

Julie Cole

Source: Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

An L-square ruler and a tape measure are required tools you need for laying out and cutting knits. The remaining tools you need are as follows (see also Figure 4.1):

Activewear and Swimwear

Sharon Czachor

Source: Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Activewear is no longer worn just for performance sports or athletics. Women’s Wear Daily referred to stylish active-wear as ath-leisure (fashion-infused athletic wear), a new crossover category of clothing. The comfort of stretch fabrics combined with the shape retention of knit fabrics provides the garment with multiple uses. With the increase of production of prints and fashion-forward colors and details, activewear garments are now worn for running errands, outdoor workouts, and other daily a

Lingerie

Sharon Czachor

Source: Sewing with Knits and Stretch Fabrics, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Here are some common mistakes and what to do if they happen.

Stitches

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Source: A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 6th Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

By studying the information in this chapter, the designer will be able to:

Personal Measurements Worksheet

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

Source: Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers, 2nd Edition, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Styles, Lines, and Details for Shape and Fit

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

Source: Technical Sourcebook for Designers, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

Shape and Support

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

Source: Technical Sourcebook for Designers, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

Underwear

Grace Evans

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. West Europe, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

The fashionable silhouette has gone through bewildering changes during the last two hundred years, and these would not have been possible without the shapes created beneath. Underwear and outerwear progressed in tandem. Underwear designers responded to prevailing styles of fashionable dress, and fashion designers built and relied upon the capabilities of structural underpinnings as they developed. These changes were, in turn, influenced by key social, economic, and technological developments, whi

Bodysuits, Leotards, and One-and Two-Piece Swimsuits

Keith Richardson

Source: Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics, 2008, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This chapter covers development of patterns for bodysuits, leotards, and one-piece and two-piece swimsuits. The slopers may be created from scratch or developed from the catsuit sloper. The leotard sloper may be used to create leotards, bodysuits, or any top with panty attached, as well as one-piece swimsuits. Panties and swimsuit bottoms are also covered in this chapter, but will need a separate sloper. Since there is nothing anchoring the top of the swimsuit, it behaves like a one-way stretch.

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