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Leather Fashion Design.

Author/Creator:
Sterlacci Purvin, Francesca.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
London : Laurence King Publishing, 2010.
Series:
Portfolio Skills
Portfolio Skills
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 pages)
Subjects:
Leather garments.
Fashion design.
Dressmaking.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Leather Fashion Design is a practical, how-to book about making garments from leather, suede, and similar materials. It covers everything from what to look for in choosing a skin to work with, through patternmaking, sewing techniques, and finishing. The book starts with a showcase of leather apparel spanning time, but concentrating on the twentieth century. Interim chapters include examples of leather apparel at its finest as well as clear step-by-step illustrations of how to make various types of garment. The final chapter includes working with "leather-like" materials including ultrasuede and faux patent leather. Beautifully illustrated throughout, and including a comprehensive resources section listing relevant organizations, publications, and other information, this book will be invaluable for both students and professionals.
Contents:
Cover
Contents
Foreword
Preface
Chapter 1: Leather
Introduction
Leather and the fashion industry today
Leather through the ages
The twentieth century
The twenty-first century
Chapter 2: The tanning process
What tanning does
The major leather manufacturing steps
Storing skins for later use
Sorting and selecting skins
Neutralizing
Preparations for dyeing
Dyeing the skins
Staking
Finishing touches
Grading the skins
Spray treatments
Decorative techniques
Chapter 3: The design process
Design inspiration
Organizing and planning your collection
Designing and merchandising your collection
The remaining steps in the design process
Chapter 4: Planning
Hand
Weight
Skin size
Skin characteristics
Planning your design
Chapter 5: Creating a design/spec sheet
Using a design/spec sheet
Chapter 6: Sorting, shading, and cutting
Sorting and shading
Cutting
Storing skins
Cutting tips
Chapter 7: Putting your leather garment together
Stitching
Gluing
Pressing
Chapter 8: Linings and reinforcements
Linings
Underlinings
Interlinings and fillers
Interfacing
Seam reinforcements
Chapter 9: Seam finishes
Seam options
Chapter 10: Sewing a shirt
Chapter 11: Sewing a pair of pants
Chapter 12: Sewing a jacket
Chapter 13: Leather defects
Basics
The importance of independent testing
How to identify and solve key quality control problems
Chapter 14: Faux leather
Faux suede, faux grain, and faux patent leather
Resources
Tips for proper leather garment care
Directory
Glossary
Further reading
Index
Credits and acknowledgments.
Notes:
Description based on publisher supplied metadata and other sources.
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: Sterlacci Purvin, Francesca Leather Fashion Design
ISBN:
9781780670829
9781856696715
OCLC:
794493251
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