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Designing and Pattern Making for Stretch Fabrics

ISBN-10: 1563674793
ISBN-13: 9781563674792
Edition: 2008
Authors: Keith Richardson
List price: $105.00
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Description: Stretch fabrics are more popular than ever, used for the likes of Juicy Couture's sweats and in the trendy, ready-to-wear styles found at H&M. But it has long been a staple of designer fashion as well--from Missoni's colorful knits to Donna Karan's  More...

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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic & Professional
Publication date: 1/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

Stretch fabrics are more popular than ever, used for the likes of Juicy Couture's sweats and in the trendy, ready-to-wear styles found at H&M. But it has long been a staple of designer fashion as well--from Missoni's colorful knits to Donna Karan's basics. Stretch Fashion provides the design student or working designer with the essential information for understanding the specifics of knit fabrics and the patternmaking process for different garments. Fibers, dyes, treatments, care, and fabric sources are discussed, along with the principles of sizing and measuring for women's, men's, petite, plus, and half sizes. Chapters focusing on particular garments begin with a draft of a sloper block. Numerous illustrations and diagrams demonstrate the effects of draping, gathering, shirring, ruffling, and making adjustments as needed to flatter the wearer. These instructions will put students' skills and creativity to work--everything they need to turn an ordinary garment into one of original designer quality.

Stretch Terms and Jargon
Sizing and Measurements
Principles of Pattern-Drafting
Slopers and Reductions
Skirts
Pants
Tops
Sleeves
Sweaters
Dresses
Oversized Projects
Four-Way-Stretch
Bodysuits, Leotards, and One- and Two-Piece Swimsuits
Fitting and Corrections
Costing Sheets

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