Construction for Fashion Design

Construction for Fashion Design

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Construction is the foundation of fashion design; it takes passion and great skill to turn a two-dimensional drawing into a successful garment.

Construction for Fashion Design guides readers through the process, teaching the theory, practical skills and techniques that they need to succeed. It leads readers through the essential stages of creating a garment, from pattern cutting and draping on the mannequin to sewing techniques and haberdashery.

This fully revised and expanded second edition features insightful case studies with leading creative practitioners at the cutting edge of the fashion industry today, complete with detailed, step-by-step exercises that enable readers to contextualise their knowledge and put it into practise for the creation of their own successful projects.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 160 x 230 x 15.24mm | 517g
  • Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 200 colour illus
  • 1472538757
  • 9781472538758
  • 433,235

Table of contents


1. Getting Started
Pattern Cutting Tools and Equipment; Silhouettes; Sizing and Grading; Blocks and Patterns; Student Exercise; Case Study

2. Pattern Cutting
How to Read a Design Drawing; Dart Manipulation; Slash and Spread; Sleeves; Collars; Pockets; Bias Cut; Fitting the Toile; Laying a Pattern on to Fabric; Student Exercise; Case Study

3. Garment Construction
Tools for the Technique; Seams; Seam Finishes; Hand-Sewing Techniques; Student Exercise; Case Study

4. Surface-Specific Techniques
Felted Fabrics; Lace; Leather; Fur; Knits and Stretch-woven Fabrics; Sequinned and Beaded Fabrics; Velvet; Transparent Fabrics; Student Exercise; Case Study

5. Haute Couture and Tailoring
Haute Couture; Designing Haute Couture; Tailoring; Tailoring Techniques; Student Exercise; Case Study

6. Draping on the Mannequin
Modeling Tools and Equipment; Grain Line and Draping; Draping Style; Geometric Shapes; Inspired Designers; Student Exercise; Case Study

7. Support and structure
History of Supported and Structured Garments; Supporting Materials; Interlining/Fusing; Corsetry; Creating Volume; Student Exercise; Case Study

8. Finishes
Linings; Facings; Fastenings; Haberdashery; Student Exercise; Case Study

Useful resources
Acknowledgements and picture credits
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Review quote

A quick reference book which truly demonstrates the interconnectivity between fabric handling and garment construction methods. -- Gayle Ramsden, University of the Fraser Valley, Canada I love the format and design - it's funky, practical and easy to use. -- Sue Martin, Basingstoke College of Technology, UK Excellent book. Visual and informative. * Angela Loftus, BA (Hons) Fashion Course Tutor, Bradford College, UK *
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About Professor Anette Fischer

Anette Fischer is a lecturer in Fashion Design and Creative Pattern Cutting at the University of the Creative Arts, Epsom, UK.
Kiran Gobin is a lecturer in Fashion Design at Middlesex University, UK
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