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Sewing for Fashion Designers.

Author/Creator:
Fischer, Anette.
Publication:
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (321 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Visual perception.
Art -- Technique.
Design -- Technique.
Composition (Art).
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Fischer, Anette Sewing for Fashion Designers
ISBN:
9781780677026
9781780672304
OCLC:
908685967