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Clothing manufacture, dressmaking

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  • Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorianby Sharon Sobel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.00

    One way of creating a theatrical costume is called flat patterning. This is when a costume designer uses a pattern made to the wearer's measurements to cut out and sew together a costume. In many cases flat patterning is the more appropriate method for creating a period costume - skirts, pants, and sleeves, for example. However, working in two-dimensions... more...

  • Jiggleby Wendy Burns-Ardolino

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 42.50

    Jiggle spans the fields of women's studies, cultural studies, and media studies as it examines the significance of women's embodied experiece with the most intimate strictures of femininity: foundation garments. Feminist theory of the body, the cultural production and consumption of fashion and beauty cultures, femininity and female subjectivity are... more...

  • The Cut of Men's Clothesby Norah Waugh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This book traces the evolution of the style of men's dress through a sequence of diagrams accurately scaled down from patterns of actual garments, many of them rare museum specimens. The plates have been selected with the same purpose. Some are photographs of suits for which diagrams have also been given; others, reproduced from paintings and old prints,... more...

  • Crafting by Conceptsby sarah-marie belcastro; Carolyn Yackel

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    From the editors of the popular Making Mathematics with Needlework , this book presents projects that highlight the relationship between types of needlework and mathematics. Chapters start with accessible overviews presenting the interplay between mathematical concepts and craft expressions. Following sections explain the mathematics in more detail,... 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 These systems are frequently based on outdated anthropometric data, they lack standard labelling, and they generally do not accommodate the wide variations of body sizes and proportions that exist in the...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...

  • Textiles in Sportby Roshan Shishoo

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 275.00

    The technical developments in the sports clothing industry has resulted in the use of functional textiles for highly-specialised performances in different sports. Developments include thermal and functional properties and coated and laminated clothes. With bio- and smart materials providing such a strong focus in the textile industry generally, companies... more...

  • Advances in Apparel Productionby Catherine Fairhurst

    Elsevier Science 2008; US$ 255.00

    Apparel production is a complex process often involving an international supply chain which must respond rapidly to the changing needs and tastes of consumers. This important book discusses the technological improvements which are transforming the speed, flexibility and productivity of the industry. The first part of the book reviews advances in apparel... more...

  • Knitting Technologyby D J Spencer

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 97.95

    The third edition of Knitting Technology, widely recognised as the definitive text on the subject, has been thoroughly revised and updated to include all the latest developments. Beginning with the fundamental principles and moving on to more advanced aspects, it combines in a single comprehensive volume the basics of warp and weft knitting, fabric... more...

  • The Better Bag Makerby Nicole Mallalieu

    C&T Publishing 2014; US$ 18.99

    If you want to make gorgeous, quality bags with the professional edge that really makes the difference between home-made and handmade—open The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. In this how-to book accomplished bag maker, Nicole Mallalieu, reveals her high-end techniques, shortcuts, and secrets for professional design and finishes. The 10... more...

  • Sewing in No Timeby Emma Hardy

    Ryland Peters & Small 2014; US$ 16.99

    Store-bought soft furnishings can be expensive and the choice is often limited but with so many gorgeous designer fabrics on sale, there's never been a better time to make your own. Sewing in No Time sets out 50 simple step-by-step projects using nothing more than the most basic of sewing skills. Cosy and colourful scatter cushions, stylish curtains... more...