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Garment Styling

Sandra Keiser, Deborah Vandermar and Myrna B. Garner

Source: Beyond Design. The Synergy of Apparel Product Development, 4th Edition, 2017, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

“I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes.”

Tailored Clothing

Steven Stipelman

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

Book chapter

1 First, block off the structure on an underdrawing.

Superheroes and the fashion of being unfashionable

Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon

Source: The Superhero Costume. Identity and disguise in fact and fiction, 2016, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

Those superhero costumes that remain most static over time are largely symbolic. When costumes are utilitarian, as with Iron Man (character)Iron Man’s suit, extreme transformation is justifiable as a technological development. By contrast, the costumes of Superman (character)Superman and Wonder WomanWonder Woman, which do little to enhance their performance, remain relatively consistent. Such garments function through stylistic or, following Barthes, RolandBarthes, linguistic expression, more tha

Superhero cosplay

Barbara Brownie and Danny Graydon

Source: The Superhero Costume. Identity and disguise in fact and fiction, 2016, Berg Fashion Library

Book chapter

re-enactmentThe notion of a fan has moved beyond “older ideas of media spectatorship” that involve little more than direct consumption of a cultural artifact (Flemming, 2007, p. 16). participatory fandomParticipatory fandom involves tangential activities which expand upon the fictional world and blur boundaries with reality. “Fans create a fan culture with its own systems of production and distribution that forms . . . a ‘shadow cultural economy’ that lies outside that of the cultural industries

Yarns (Swatches 16-27)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Woven Fabrics (Swatches 28–48)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Knitted Fabrics (Swatches 49–69)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Other Types of Textiles (Swatches 70–75)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Dyed Fabrics (Swatches 76–80)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Printed Fabrics (Swatches 81–88)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Textile Finishes (Swatches 89–98)

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter + STUDIO

Fabric Sample Sheet

Ingrid Johnson, Ajoy K. Sarkar and Allen C. Cohen

Source: J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science. Swatch Kit, 11th Edition, 2016, Fairchild Books Library

Book chapter

Apparel Quality and Consumer Perceptions Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

In Chapter 1 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products, the basic elements of quality are introduced, as are the factors impacting consumer perceptions and expectations of apparel products. It is important to understand what quality is and how it is evaluated. Furthermore, one must consider the relationship between customer expectations and perception of quality before and after purchase. These facto

Integrating Quality into the Development of Apparel Products Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

In Chapter 2 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products, the process used for designing and developing an apparel line is presented in the logical order in which it occurs in the fashion industry. An overview of the design elements and principles was presented along with discussion of how they are used to create aesthetically pleasing salable products consumers want to buy. Color management and method

Raw Materials and Sewn Products Testing Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

Chapters 3 and 11 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products review fiber types, yarn construction, fabric structures, colorants, and finishes to provide an understanding of fabric characteristics as they relate to product performance. Raw materials selection and the factors that influence the quality of apparel items are important to know when developing, manufacturing, and selling merchandise. Fabric pr

Garment Construction Details Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

In Chapter 4 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products, garment construction details and methods for achieving fit of apparel products are discussed. There are many options for shaping garments to contour the body while maintaining the appropriate amount of functional ease and aesthetic appeal. When designers make selection decisions for the style of openings, closures, and hem finishes for productio

Apparel Sizing and Fit Strategies Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

In Chapter 5 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products, the importance of body measurement data and the methods used for gathering this information are discussed to further the understanding of how size standards for apparel are developed. Domestic and international voluntary size standards provide retailers with sizing information that reflects the body shapes and sizes of today's consumers. Many br

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.

Labeling Regulations and Guidelines for Manufacturing Apparel Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

Chapter 9 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products focuses on garment-labeling regulations for the major consumer markets and the similarities and differences between each country's mandatory and voluntary regulations. In today's global marketplace, manufacturers are selling apparel to different countries around the world and are choosing to integrate the highest regulatory standards into their

Safety Regulations and Guidelines for Wearing Apparel Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

Chapter 10 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products focuses on the mandatory safety regulations and voluntary guidelines for apparel sold in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and Japan, as well as the regulatory bodies overseeing and enforcing safety regulations. The goal of brands around the globe is to design and manufacture apparel products that are compliant with relevant government

Measuring Quality Through Raw Materials And Product Testing Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

Chapters 11 and 12 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products focus on the importance of standard test methods to provide a means for companies to obtain reliable, reproducible results regarding the materials and garments they are producing and selling. A garment's appearance and performance plays a major role in customer satisfaction and perception of quality. Testing and evaluating materials and finishe

Quality Assurance along the Supply Chain Lab

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book chapter

Chapter 13 of Apparel Quality: A Guide to Evaluating Sewn Products focuses on the importance of quality control tools and inspection of apparel products. Companies maintain consistent quality by carefully monitoring, testing, and inspecting raw materials and garments from selection through production. When companies focus on producing quality garments, they have higher rates of customer satisfaction and

Glossary

Janace E. Bubonia

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

Book glossary

Toile/muslin/prototype development

Jennifer Prendergast

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

Book chapter

Realizing your designs through the toile development process is very satisfying. There will be mistakes along the way but this is normal and should be expected; nobody ever produces perfect results first time. There will be amendments throughout the process, for example to the details, such as pockets and trims, as well as to the toile fitting itself.

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