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Draping Principles and Skills

Connie Amaden-Crawford

Source: The Art of Fashion Draping, 5th Edition, 2018, Fairchild Books Library

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Draping principles and skillsDraping is a technique in which DesignDesignersdesigners work with fabric, using a dress form or live model, draping and pinning the pieces together to develop the desired style. Draping is the oldest means of creating clothing. It is an art form in fabric. The techniques by which a designer works to develop a line may vary. Many designers prefer to use draping methods to create their original designs. This is because working with actual materials gives a designer gre

Garment Construction

Anette Fischer and Kiran Gobin

Source: Construction for Fashion Design, 2nd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

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The following equipment is used in the construction of garments. You will find the necessary items for hand and machine sewing in most haberdashery shops. If you are looking to invest in industrial machinery, then talk to a tradesman first.

Construction

Richard Sorger and Jenny Udale

Source: The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 3rd Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

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Before we can talk about the methods for constructing garments, we must first look at the array of tools and heavy-duty machinery involved in the process of construction. Listed below are some of the key tools.

Shaping the Body

Steven Stipelman

Source: Illustrating Fashion. Concept to Creation, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

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1 Notice the planes of the female body—out over the breasts, in underneath them, going in at the waist, and rounding out over the hips. You can observe how shadows form under the areas that curve in and disappear on the areas that extend out.

Laying Out, Cutting, and Stitching Knits

Julie Cole

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

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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):

Stitching Knits with an Overlock Machine and Coverstitch Machine

Sharon Czachor

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

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Overlock machines have only been available to the home sewing market for the past 40 years. While it does not replace a sewing machine, it does make many construction techniques faster.

Activewear and Swimwear

Sharon Czachor

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

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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

Alternative Methods of Pattern Alteration

Elizabeth Liechty, Judith Rasband and Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Source: Fitting & Pattern Alteration. A Multi-Method Approach to The Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration, 3rd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

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Fitting expert Jan Minott wrote on this very topic in 1978, in her text Fitting Commercial Patterns. In Chapter 5 she wrote, “Most of the familiar pattern ‘alteration’ methods handed down from book to book over the years have served to lower the standards of educational clothing courses. They produce poorly fitted garments and are a hindrance to the teacher who tries to make them work…. When alterations that perform poorly continue to be taught, surely it is an injustice to the student.”

The Skill of Hand and Machine Stitching

Zoya Nudelman

Source: The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

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Couture technicians use hand stitches to control the entire construction of the designed garment. Sewing by hand enables you to sew on the right side of the garment as well as areas that a sewing machine can never reach, such as small corners of designed pockets, fabric overlays, and much more. Hand stitching is sometimes best with thin, soft fabrics because it does not leave marks, and if there’s a mistake, it allows you to take out the seams without ruining the fabric.

The Skill of Couture Draping

Zoya Nudelman

Source: The Art of Couture Sewing, 2nd Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

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Grainline refers to the orientation of the yarns in a woven fabric. The lengthwise grains run along the length of the fabric and are called the warp yarns. The yarns that are woven in and out perpendicular to the warp yarns are called the weft yarns. These run side to side forming the cross grain of the fabric. The weft yarns are woven to form selvage on both sides of the fabric. The selvage is a finished edge that is formed by the weft yarns being woven, rotating side to side. (Figure 5.2)

Seams And Seam Finishes

Connie Amaden-Crawford

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

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

The Jacket

Roberto Cabrera and Denis Antoine

Source: Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear. A Construction Guide, 2nd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

If there is a dart on the jacket, at this point in your tailoring procedure it is indicated by four tailor tacks.

The Pants

Roberto Cabrera and Denis Antoine

Source: Classic Tailoring Techniques for Menswear. A Construction Guide, 2nd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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The pants can often be held in lower esteem in a suit when compared to the jacket. This may be due to the extensive amount of detail and attention placed in the jacket; however, a great suit cannot exist without pants that have been carefully constructed and shaped to fit the client.

Manual Grading on the Cartesian Graph

Kathy K. Mullet

Source: Concepts of Pattern Grading. Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading, 3rd Edition, 2015, Fairchild Books Library

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In Chapter 2, the concepts of grading were explained. Once the concepts are understood, the application of those concepts to grade a pattern can be performed. Regardless of the method used for pattern grading—manual grading or computer grading—pattern movement within a Cartesian graph can be applied. Therefore, understanding what a Cartesian graph is and how to use it are essential concepts in being able to grade with and without a computer.

Garment Construction Details

Janace E. Bubonia

Source: Apparel Quality. A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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When it comes to purchasing apparel, consumers look for garments that are flattering on their figure. The way a garment fits is just as important as the styling of the design. Fit is the relationship between the body and the size and styling of a garment. A properly fitting garment should provide a smooth appearance that is free of wrinkling, bulging, or sagging and should effectively function for its intended use to provide comfort for the wearer. A poorly fitting garment can make any design und

ASTM and ISO Seam Classifications

Janace E. Bubonia

Source: Apparel Quality. A Guide To Evaluating Sewn Products, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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A seam is formed by joining together two or more layers of fabric by stitching, sealing, welding, or thermal bonding. The primary function of a seam is to secure garment panels and components together, and provide the appropriate amount of strength, durability, and extendibility for the apparel item without causing failure of the fabric or seam when pressure or force is applied. The effectiveness of a seam relies upon the balance between the construction and strength of the seam which must be abl

ASTM and ISO Stitch and Seam Classifications Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

Source: Apparel Quality Lab Manual, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Chapters 6 and 7 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products focus on standards for designating stitches and seams used in the apparel industry for garment assembly. Knowledge of thread and fabric construction, stitch classifications, and seam efficiency in relation to the garments end use helps designers and product developers make choices appropriate for the assembly of apparel items.

Design Worksheet

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

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

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Stitching Preparation Worksheet

Julie Cole and Sharon Czachor

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

Book chapter

Basic Slopers for Wovens Slim-Fit Style versus Classic-Fit Style

Myoungok Kim and Injoo Kim

Source: Patternmaking for Menswear. Classic to Contemporary, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

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For functional dress in contemporary daily life, most consumers pick their favorite clothes from ready-to-wear fashions. This departure from the European tradition of couture has occurred because production of an individual order requires a lot of time and money. Every piece of clothing requires a process to convert rectangular fabric into a form useful for human needs. Flat patternmaking is one of the ways to achieve this conversion.

Stitches and Seams

Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen

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

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After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

Planning

Jennifer Prendergast

Source: Sewing Techniques. An introduction to construction skills within the design process, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

From conception to catwalk, the fashion industry thrives on the energy and buzz of each collection; therefore, adhering to deadlines is important. For all fashion designers, planning and preparation are essential. Prior planning allows the designer to concentrate on the creative process without any distractions. Within the fashion supply chain there are different approaches to planning but in most companies a computerized critical path is used. However, you may wish to use a more simple form, whe

Preparation

Jennifer Prendergast

Source: Sewing Techniques. An introduction to construction skills within the design process, 2014, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

There are many different approaches to design interpretation and everyone develops their own individual technique. However, a very simple starting point is to make a copy of your drawing (this will be used as a template) and label each component (see example). Within each square, identify the different areas; for example, what type of neckline or armhole does it have? What type of seams do you want to use? Does it fasten at the back or the front and what type of fastening is it?

Dress Form and Model: Preparation and Measurements

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Source: Draping for Apparel Design, 3rd Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

For more than 140 years, dress forms have been adapted to the whims of fashion by constant modifications of their shape and measurement to satisfy the needs of changing silhouettes. Original forms were shapeless, willow-caned models with woven mounds that were padded to individual specifications. Today's forms are partially made by hand. They are framed in metal, molded with papiermâché, laid over with canvas, and covered in a Princess garment of linen. The seam lines of the cover garment set the

Basic Dress Foundation

Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Source: Draping for Apparel Design, 3rd Edition, 2013, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

The dress is draped to fit the dimensions of the dress form or model, and bridges hollow areas between the bust, buttocks, and shoulder blades. Ease is added for comfortable movement without the appearance of stress. The sleeve's center grain should hang slightly forward of the front side seam, and in perfect alignment with a model's stance. The skirt hangs straight from the widest part of the hip and the hem is parallel to the floor. A number of darts control the fit of the garment by taking up

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