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Clothing manufacture, dressmaking

  • The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbookby Nora Abousteit; Alison Kelly

    Crown Publishing Group 2011; US$ 29.99

    If you?ve ever made your own clothes, you know how empowering it can be. That awesome skirt in a fabric you adore. The blouse that fits perfectly. The one-of-a-kind dress you just knew would look cuter with a few extra details at the neck and hem. All made by you.     Creating fashionable, custom-fitted clothing is often much easier than you think,... more...

  • Little Girls, Big Styleby Mary Abreu

    C&T Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    With 23 projects in sizes 2-6, you can create a closet full of clothes for any little girl in your life. Everything you need to learn is here, from the basic sewing to the stylish finishing. It's all about handmade! more...

  • Fabrics and Pattern Cuttingby Winifred Aldrich

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Getting the right cut for the right fabric is the key to good design. One of the most challenging aspects of a fashion designer’s training is learning how to crate patterns that utilize the characteristics of fabrics. With an ever expanding range available, an understanding of the relationship between fabric, form and pattern shape is now... more...

  • Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2004; US$ 40.99

    Metric Pattern Cutting was first published in 1975 to provide a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting. The fourth edition continues to offer an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. However, the great... more...

  • Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywearby Winifred Aldrich

    Wiley 2012; US$ 52.99

    This fourth edition of Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear remains the standard text book but has three majorimprovements. First, the sections have been re-organised to reflect changes in producing and marketing children’s clothes. Today’s popularity of easy-fitting styles and knitted fabrics means that basic... more...

  • Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswearby Winifred Aldrich

    Wiley 2012; US$ 49.99

    Since the first edition was published in 1980, Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students and a reference source for the practising designer. In this fifth edition, the chapter on computer aided design now has full colour illustrations... more...

  • Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wearby Winifred Aldrich

    Wiley 2009; US$ 56.99

    Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear , first published in 1975, provides a straightforward introductory book for students beginning courses in flat pattern cutting. This fifth edition continues to offer an introduction to the principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments.... more...

  • Pants for Real Peopleby Marta Alto; Pati Palmer

    Palmer/Pletsch Publishing 2012; US$ 19.99

    This pattern book features step-by-step instructions on fitting and sewing pants for women of all body types using the twin techniques of tissue fitting and fabric fitting. Important sewing choices are highlighted, including choosing fabrics, selecting appropriate alteration tools, and finding styles that are most flattering. The fit-as-you-sew process... more...

  • Fashion Drawing For Dummiesby Lisa Arnold; Marianne Egan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 24.99

    The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to draw clothes and fabric, but also how to show details... more...

  • Sizing in Clothingby S Ashdown

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 265.00

    The basic concepts behind sizing systems currently used in the manufacture of ready-to-wear garments were originally developed in the 19th century. These systems are frequently based on outdated anthropometric data, they lack standard labelling, and they generally do not accommodate the wide variations of body sizes and proportions that exist in the... more...