This comprehensive guide explores the fundamental sewing methods fashion designers need and teaches professional garment construction. Chapter One introduces sewing tools and machinery (including industrial machines). It discusses how to work with patterns and explains cutting-out methods. Chapter Two is devoted to different fabrics and how they work, focusing on the construction of a garment, including fastenings and trimmings, and the use of materials to support structured pieces, such as corsets. Hand-sewing techniques and basic seams are explored in Chapter Three. Techniques are demonstrated with step-by-step photographic guides combined with technical drawings. A guide to making garment details and decorations, such as pockets, waistlines, and necklines, is found in Chapter Four. Chapter Five addresses fabric-specific techniques, for everything from lace to neoprene. The best technical approaches to use for patternmaking and construction are discussed for each fabric. Catwalk images demonstrate how these kinds of techniques are employed by designers.
Intro Cover Contents Introduction Chapter 1: Getting Started The Studio Pins and Needles Cutting Equipment Marking Tools Measuring Tapes and Rulers The Right Sewing Machine for the Job Four Main Machine Stitches Machines for Special Tasks What to Watch out for when Stitching Seams Pressing Equipment Taking Body Measurements How to Work with Patterns Understanding Symbols on Patterns Seam Allowance Hem Allowance Understanding the Fabric How to Use the Grain Line Preparing the Fabric Pattern Layout on the Fabric How to Mark the Pattern onto the Fabric Cutting Out Industry Production Methods Chapter 2: Materials and Sewing Supplies Fabrics Cotton Wool Silk Linen Manmade and synthetic fibers Textured fabrics Knit and jersey fabrics Lining fabrics Lace Notions Supporting Materials Corsetry and Underpinnings Chapter 3: The Basic Stitches Hand-Sewing Techniques Machine Seams and Seam Finishes Chapter 4: Sewing Techniques Garment Construction Gathers, Pleats, Tucks, and Darts The Neckline The Waistline Pockets The Sleeve Hemlines Lining Fastenings The Finishing Touch Chapter 5: Fabric- and Cut-Specific Techniques Working with Fabrics Denim Knit and Stretch-Woven Fabrics Transparent and Semi-Transparent Fabrics Lace, Sequined, and Beaded Fabrics Napped and Pile Fabrics Leather and Fur Felted and Non-Woven Fabrics Latex, Neoprene, and Plastic Materials Patterned Fabrics Mixing Fabrics Bias-Cut Fabrics Glossary Further Reading Index Picture Credits Acknowledgments.
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Print version: Fischer, Anette Sewing for Fashion Designers