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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):

Project Five—Photoshop: Stripes and Weaves

Robert Hume

Source: Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator. Professional Creative Practice, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

In this project you will:

Vivienne Westwood, Red Label, Fall/Winter 1999

Lucy Moyse

Source: Fashion Photography Archive, 2015, Fashion Photography Archive


Quirky, colorful, and colliding: with its juxtaposed styles, influences, and prints, Westwood created a discordant harmony in her fall/winter Red Label collection of 1999. It was the sixth collection that Westwood had produced for her Red Label line, and it was a rapid departure from those of other designers that season. Among Westwood’s peers, the key trends were plain fabrics and creamy, muted colors; Westwood clashed brights, checks, and prints. In contrast to the clean, understated, minimalis

Basic Rendering Techniques

Bina Abling

Source: Fashion Sketchbook, 6th Edition, 2012, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

You learned to draw a gesture sketch in Chapter 3. A gesture sketch is the beginning pose premise for either a croquis or a finished drawing. It can be done in line on tracing paper or started by applying fleshtone directly onto marker paper. It won’t matter if there is a pen or pencil outline on the croquis sketch. Rough or more smooth-looking, it is still a loose drawing for content. As you work on your rendering fo


Fiona Anderson

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

Encyclopedia entry

Tweed cloth originated in Scotland in the early nineteenth century. At that time, it was only made from woolen yarns in the twill weave. From the 1820s to the present, tweed has been characterized by a huge range of color and weave effects. The main account given for the origins of the name tweed is that it is based on a misreading of the Scottish word tweel or twill (which was the weave characteristic of Scottish woolens at that time) for tweed. By the 1840s, tweed was established as a term used

Indian Madras: From Currency to Identity

Sandra Lee Evenson

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Global Perspectives, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Indian madras plaids are a grouping of yarn-dyed cotton fabrics woven in South India, often by hand. India has a long history of producing cotton fabrics for export markets, dating from at least the first century c.e. and perhaps as early as 3000 b.c.e. Variations on the basic checked or plaid cotton fabric are known by many names including lungi, telia rumal, real madras handkerchief (RMHK), injiri, george cloth, bleeding madras, and Indian madras, representing their use in Southeast Asia, Afric

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