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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

Seams And Seam Finishes

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:

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

Book chapter

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.

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

Patternmaking Process

Nora M. MacDonald

Source: Principles of Flat-Pattern Design, 4th Edition, 2010, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

To formulate apparel designs for industry, flat design sketches (flats) are developed for the front; only if the back has a lot of detail will it be sketched. The first pattern maker will make a pattern for the front and back. Design ideas may be developed using the front and back croquis figures that are included in the back pocket of this book. As the designs are sketched, all details such as fabric, facings, garment entry and closures, trims, fitting devices such as darts and gathers, and so f

Completing a Pattern

Catherine Black

Source: Modaris and Diamino for Apparel Design, 2008, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

F1>Points>Add Point adds a characteristic point or a curve point at a relative distance from a reference or point. Click on a point, and then move the cursor to a new position and click.

Principles of Pattern-Drafting

Keith Richardson

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

Book chapter

This chapter introduces the reader to the principles and practices of stretch patternmaking. While previous patternmaking experience will help in understanding these concepts, the occasional, or new, patternmaker will greatly benefit from seeing how stretch patternmaking differs from conventional patternmaking. In many ways, stretch patternmaking is simpler.

Introduction to Patternmaking

Lori A. Knowles

Source: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers Menswear, 2005, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

This chapter will introduce students of fashion design and patternmaking to the industry’s terms, tools, and equipment. Basic information about the type of paper used for patternmaking, fabric grainlines, pattern labeling, seam allowance, hem allowance, pattern marking, grading a size range, and names of the body form parts will prepare students to proceed through the rest of the chapters. Students who have extensive knowledge of sewing using commercial patterns will find that the fashion manufac

Introduction to Patternmaking

Lori A. Knowles

Source: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women, 2005, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Patternmaking = pattern drafting, pattern draping, and flat patternmaking

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