Author: Alison Smith
This is the only sewing reference you will ever need, with step-by-step photographs to show you how to sew absolutely everything. 250 step-by-step techniques will guide you whether you are sewing clothes, making soft furnishings, or doing alterations. Master hand and machine sewing with close-up photographs and clear instructions to demystify even the trickiest techniques, and choose from 15 stylish projects to practise your sewing skills. Every project is brand new for this updated edition of the ultimate sewing bible, with 5 new sewing techniques now added. With in-depth coverage of sewing tools, techniques, and fabric, this is the ultimate sewing resource for beginners, students, and seasoned stitchers alike.
Author: Lorna Knight
Publisher: Chartwell Books
An invaluable resource for sewers of all abilities, this guide offers practical help with all of the essential hand and machine sewing techniques, from stitches and fastenings to fabrics and seams. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible's binding allows it to lay open flat next to your project, making it a perfect addition to a sewer or crafter's craft room library. Beginners will find instruction in basic skills, guided by clear photographs and diagrams. Advanced sewers will find new applications for their sewing skills. The comprehensive Stitch Directory features functional and decorative stitches created by hand, sewing machine, and serger. The Sewing Stitch and Textile Bible also contains a textile Directory provides information on working with over 70 fabrics from delicate chiffon and lace to heavy duty denim, and tips on suitable stitches and applications
Author: Veronica Manlow
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Fashion is all around us: we see it, we buy it, we read about it, but most people know little about fashion as a business. Veronica Manlow considers the broader signifi cance of fashion in society, the creative process of fashion design, and how fashion unfolds in an organizational context where design is conceived and executed. To get a true insider's perspective, she became an intern at fashion giant Tommy Hilfi ger. Th ere, she observed and recorded how a business's culture is built on a brand that is linked to the charisma and style of its leader. Fashion firms are not just in the business of selling clothing along with a variety of sidelines. Th ese companies must also sell a larger concept around which people can identify and distinguish themselves from others. Manlow defi nes the four main tasks of a fashion fi rm as creation of an image, translation of that image into a product, presentation of the product, and selling the product. Each of these processes is interrelated and each requires the eff orts of a variety of specialists, who are often in distant locations. Manlow shows how the design and presentation of fashion is infl uenced by changes in society, both cultural and economic. Information about past sales and reception of items, as well as projective research informs design, manufacturing, sales, distribution, and marketing decisions. Manlow offers a comprehensive view of the ways in which creative decisions are made, leading up to the creation of actual styles. She helps to defi ne the contribution fashion fi rms make in upholding, challenging, or redefi ning the social order. Readers will fi nd this a fascinating examination of an industry that is quite visible, but little understood.
Author: Karolyn Kiisel
Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques. Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats and how to handle bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvisational skills. Each skill and technique throughout the book is explained through specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and line drawings that bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.
Author: Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Flouncy, flirty skirts with delicate layers of polka-dotted fabric and a paneled skirt with decorative trim come directly from the pages of today's most popular catalogs. Skirts of all kinds, long and short, billowing or tailored, are stylish--and fortunately, so easy to sew. Geared toward the novice and those who need a refresher course, this attractive guide features fun graphics, contemporary designs, friendly hand-holding advice, and (of course) a great selection of chic patterns. One garment features an exposed seam with unfinished edges and an elastic waist with a tie. Another charming and ultra-feminine design uses the extremely popular eyelet fabric. Each project builds on the previous one, so sewers progressively develop a wide repertoire of skirt-making skills.
Author: Claire B. Shaeffer
Publisher: Taunton Press
Sewers who have ever longed to create clothing with the distinctive look of haute couture will love this book. They'll learn the finer points of hand sewing, shaping, and finishing for a high-end, professional look. This book is for all sewing enthusiasts who appreciate fine workmanship.
Author: Winifred Aldrich
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.
Author: Choly Knight
Publisher: Design Originals
Nothing is cuter than a baby, but this book comes close with simple and adorable sewing projects that are almost as cute as your little one! Step-by-step instructions, how-to photographs and approachable patterns show you how to add sweetness to the nursery with darling baby clothes, stuffed animal plushies and practical accessories. Eighteen easy-to-sew projects cover all of the basics that babies need for their first few years of growing. They feature charming appliqué faces inspired by the kawaii fashion sense-In Japanese, kawaii means cute, adorable, or loveable. Faces are one of the first things that babies are programmed to recognize, so why not surround them with lots of loving, handmade smiles? Projects range from very easy to intermediate, so they're simple to understand and come together quickly. All you need is a sewing machine, some inexpensive fabric, and a few basic sewing tools. So go ahead and create some beautiful toys and cute little clothes to make some lasting memories with your one-of-a-kind baby!
Author: Lorna Knight
Publisher: David & Charles
Provides a guide for creating basic and couture garments of different shapes and styles, including construction techniques, tips for working from a pattern, and suggestions for fabrics and embellishments.
Author: Sharon Sebrow
Enjoy fun-to-knit patterns that let your dog step out in style. Pamper your pooch with knits ranging from a little black dress--complete with pearled neckline--to a doggie hoodie. The sweaters come together easily; most are knit from the top down. And when you finish knitting, you're really finished--no seams to sew. Just put it on Fido and go! 14 stylish sweaters for dogs from 8 to 30 pounds; many designs include an alternate colorway Confidently create the tailored look that's just right for your dog, with or without sleeves, and learn to adjust the pattern to get a perfect fit Tips for knitting in the round, top-down knitting, following stitch charts, and more
Author: Jennifer Lynne Matthews
Moda al Descubierto ofrece un profundo vistazo al funcionamiento de un pequeno negocio de diseno de modas. Este libro ofrece consejos, herramientas de negocios y valiosas opiniones relacionadas con este negocio. Este libro funciona como una guia para desarrollar un cliente, un mercado y una coleccion. Moda al Descubierto presenta al lector ante el mundo de la produccion y la obtencion de materiales, a la vez que explica los conceptos del mercadeo. No importa si el lector es un empresario, una disenadora, un estudiante o una artesana, este libro lo guiara a traves del proceso de implementacion del negocio. Moda al Descubierto presenta una vision detallada sobre la creacion de un modelo de costos, la planificacion de un presupuesto realista y precios solidos. Moda al Descubierto es facil de leer y fue creado para la mente creativa. Para facilitar el uso y comprension del libro, los capitulos estan acompanados de definiciones y enlaces a paginas web en los laterales de las paginas. La segunda edicion presenta mas de 400 paginas de informacion, convirtiendose en ese recurso indispensable que todo disenador debe leer. Este libro ofrece una nueva caracteristica de estudios de casos, los cuales siguen el desarrollo de un pequeno negocio de diseno de modas desde su lanzamiento, incluyendo su plan de actividades empresariales. Moda al Descubierto tambien presenta varias entrevistas a disenadores, incluyendo una seccion de preguntas y respuestas con el disenador britanico Timothy James Andrews y la couturier Collen Quen.
Author: Natalie Bray
The techniques Natalie Bray pioneered and perfected revolutionised dress pattern designing, assisting the rise of the modern fashion industry. Her teaching has had a profound influence on design, production and education and her works are classics: fashions change but the principles of designing patterns in the flat do not. This book covers advanced cutting, lingerie, tailoring and children's clothes. It expands the basic course set out in Natalie Bray's Dress Pattern Designing and shows the application of the basic principles and methods to more advanced styles as well as to specialised cutting.
Author: Ann Haggar
This unique book contains a full range of blocks and patterns to cope with all aspects of lingerie, beachwear and leisurewear. It explains not only the methods of cutting but also the reasoning behind the methods, so that you can learn to adapt the information to other situations. All the instructions have been tried and tested – so they work Offers many ‘tips of the trade’ to give a professional appearance to completed garments Encourages you to experiment in textbook size by supplying one-fifth scale blocks Demonstrates how to make the fullest use of patterns as practised in industry Considers the influence of choice of fabric on the way a pattern works New features include tips for achieving the best results when taking personal measurements, optimum fit patterns for close fitting garments, outstanding patterns for larger cup sizes, thongs, tankinis, basques, bustiers and hipster trousers.