Author: Lee Hollahan
Publisher: Herbert Press
A guide to getting the most from sewing patterns, from choosing theright size to translating flat shapes into wearable garments. It showsyou how to change the shaping, length and detailing to suit your ownbody shape, taste and style, and once you've mastered that it shows youhow to make a new pattern out of a shop-bought pattern and even how to draftyour own patterns from scratch. This book is suitable for the amateur aswell as the more experienced dressmaker.
Author: Alison Smith
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
The ultimate sewing bible for beginners, students and seasoned stitchers wanting to perfect their skills Whether you want to make soft furnishings, clothing or just do alterations this is the book that everyone interested in sewing needs. Follow step-by-steps and master every technique you’ll ever need; from machine-stitching a buttonhole and attaching a collar, to altering patterns and building a basic sewing kit. Every hand and machine stitch and technique is clearly shown and easy to follow, guiding you through every move. Follow 25 stylish projects, for the home and to wear, which will enable you to take your sewing skills to perfection. Plus, get properly kitted out; close up photographs of hand and machine tools show you the best equipment for the job and guarantee you know exactly how to use it. Tucks, pleats, hems, darts, edges, pockets, buttonholes, zips – whatever you want to sew find out how.
Author: Teresa Gilewska
Publisher: A&C Black
Draping is an art without rules as such, but to master it, you must understand the relationship of fabric to the body. It allows for freedom of garment design, and the opportunity to create customised clothing. Pattern-drafting for Fashion: Draping is the definitive guide to draping techniques and pattern design. Understanding grainlines and the effect they have, on not only the drape of the fabric and seams when being stitched, but also the stretch and therefore fit of a garment, is essential. Then you need to understand the complicated task of how to transfer your draping into pattern form. Once removed from the stand, you will need to know how to put the garment back together, and how to make adjustments to the pattern that won't alter your idea, but will work when you actually stitch it up. This book contains key chapters on understanding fabrics, grainlines and bias cutting, translating designs into patterns, making adjustments, constructing the lining, and finishing with zips, buttons and buttonholes. Pattern-drafting for Fashion:Draping is about problem solving and provides a complete guide to how to how to achieve fantastic draping techniques and adapt these to the crafting of perfect patterns.
Author: Elisabetta Drudi
What shawls, (head) scarves, capes, sarongs and pareos all have in common is that they consist of one piece of fabric. However, they differ enormously in size and shape and how they are wrapped and tied. WRAP & DRAPE FASHION provides a comprehensive course in designing and drawing these popular fashion items
Author: Zeshu Takamura
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
Covering the basic principles and the creative techniques behind making effective design drawings--the central pillar of fashion design--this guide is perfect for students as well as for professionals working in all branches of the garment and fashion industries. From hand drawing to using software applications, it explains how to create drawings that clearly and precisely illustrate the shape, material, pattern, color, and other elements of garments. Patterners, retailers, and fashion design students will rejoice in these comprehensive instructions for making design drawings understandable and expressive.
Author: Ezinma Mbonu
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Every fashion collection begins with research. But how do you start? How much should you do? How do you use that research? Fashion Design Research is designed to answer these questions and demystify the process for students. Illustrated throughout with inspirational photographs and images of good practice within student sketchbooks, the book begins with the basics of primary and secondary research sources and shows students how and where to gather information. Chapters on market, fabric, and color research follow before the final chapter shows how to gather all the information together, understand it, and use it in a process known as triangulation. Additionally, case studies from a wide range of international designers showcase different working methods. By offering a clear approach to research for fashion design, this book will inspire students to embrace an activity that is both fun and fruitful.
Author: Tania Fares, Sarah Mower
Publisher: Phaidon Press
An unprecedented and intimate behind-the-scenes look at London designer fashion over the last fifteen years, edited by Tania Fares and Sarah Mower and profiling 50 leading London fashion designers, from Paul Smith and Stella McCartney to Erdem and Simone Rocha. London has long been a fashion-world capital, and the past fifteen years have been an especially fertile period in its centuries-long history of setting trends. This stunning book is an all-access pass into the world of designer fashion - an exclusive behind-the-scenes studio tour that calls in on fifty of the city's leading design talents - London-based global superstars - all of whom open up about their practice and philosophy, and share a wealth of images from their rivate collections.
Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instructions and diagrams will ensure that your own patterns translate beautifully to your choice of garment, while photographs of the finished garments will inspire you to create your own designs.
Author: Elisabetta Drudi, Tiziana Paci
Offers a topic-by-topic guide to mastering the rules of figure drawing and the techniques used in drawing spcifically for fashion design and presentation.
Author: Chris Jeffreys, DK Publishing, Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: Dk Pub
Packed with computer-aided designs, information on new types of fabrics, and specially commissioned photos, this comprehensive guide maintains its original appeal, while enticing a whole new generation of readers.
Author: Elisabetta Kuky Drudi
Sourcebook of drawing techniques for fashion details that contain information on how to make accurate technical drawings of such details as collars, pleats, flounces, gathers, drapes, and necklines.
Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: Prestel Pub
The second volume in Prestel's Whole story series is a lavish, nicely priced, and authoritative book tracing the complete evolution of fashion, from togas to Tory Burch. It profiles fashion icons to show how one designer or style influences another, explains the impact of cultural and historical events on daily wear, and demonstrates how technical innovation can take fashion in new directions. Engaging, all-encompassing, and overflowing with illustrations, this is an indispensable resource for anyone who loves fashion.
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.