Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide

Natural and Man-made Fibers

Author: Clive Hallett,Amanda Johnston

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673349

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 8327

Fabric For Fashion: The Complete Guide is the only book specifically for fashion designers to explain the behavior and properties of different fabrics. Fashion design is largely determined by how the fabrics work, move, feel and look. The most successful fashion designers are those who understand their materials, who match design skill with technical knowledge. This book bridges that gap by providing a mix of practical information and industry vocabulary, visually examining generic fabric types, discussing the characteristics of fabrics and showing how to exploit materials to push the boundaries of design. With stunning color photographs that show how fashion designers, both past and present, have worked with fabrics, the book's prime objective is to stimulate creative exploration of the relationship of fabrics to fashion.

Fabric for Fashion

The Swatch Book

Author: Clive Hallett,Amanda Johnston

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780672335

Category: Design

Page: 88

View: 666

This easily navigable resource provides over 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools, and linens as well as artificial and synthetic fabrics like acetates, lyocells, nylons, and metallics to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Bound into a hardcover book, with descriptions and contextual illustrations alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern. With information on fibers, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. A useful glossary defines key terminology. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to the Fabric for Fashion book.

The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion

The Essential Guide from the World's Most Famous Fabric Store

Author: Mood Designer Fabrics

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 161312872X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 184

View: 3138

“Designers, we’re going to Mood!” More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New York’s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-how—plus their behind-the-scenes stories—to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentals—from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its construction—and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.

The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory

Author: Gail Baugh

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764146282

Category: Design

Page: 319

View: 2272

A fabric and textile directory, recommending fabrics to match the effects you want to achieve. Tells how different fabrics perform and the many ways to use them.

Basics Fashion Design 02: Textiles and Fashion

Author: Jenny Udale

Publisher: AVA Publishing

ISBN: 2940373647

Category: Design

Page: 175

View: 8744

Textiles and Fashion explores the art of creating fashion textiles, from practical processes including fibre production, dyeing and finishing, to construction techniques such as weaving and knitting.

The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory

A Guide to Fabrics' Properties, Characteristics, and Garment-Design Potential

Author: Gail Baugh

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438011554

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 2023

This new edition explains textile issues and helps you find the perfect fabric for every design. Each fabric in the directory is accompanied by color photos of samples, essential field guides to fiber properties, weaves, knits, weights, characteristics, and care advice.

More Fabric Savvy

A Quick Resource Guide to Selecting and Sewing Fabric

Author: Sandra Betzina

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 9781561586622

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 234

View: 7185

A new edition of the best-selling fabric guide includes all-new updated information on the selection of the best fabrics for a variety of projects and how to make the most of them, including new tips and more than three hundred color photographs.

The Fashion Swatch Book

Author: Marnie Fogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500291337

Category: Design

Page: 447

View: 4815

Presents over one thousand different fabric swatches from key designers, including Barbour, Bruce Oldfield, Marimekko, Paul Smith, and Basso and Brooke.


a sourcebook of patterns with more than 600 fabric designs

Author: Dorsey Sitley Adler,Robert D. Adler,Ralph Lauren

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang


Category: Architecture

Page: 421

View: 1822

A guidebook on color and pattern concepts is designed to be a reference for a variety of decoration, fashion, and craft needs, providing more than four hundred fabric patterns culled from the nation's largest textile library and featuring additional text on the origins and typical uses of each pattern type. Original.

Carr and Latham's Technology of Clothing Manufacture

Author: David J. Tyler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144430934X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

View: 9116

The processes of modern clothing manufacture are explained here, alongside the equipment used. Latest developments are described as well as established methods. Manual, mechanised and automated processes are explained and their comparative advantages for certain purposes are considered as well as the applications of computer control and robotics. The Fourth Edition has been updated throughout to reflect advances in technology and a new chapter is now devoted to colour management and colour technology (including a colour section for the first time). There is a new chapter on trouble-shooting in the sewing room, giving practical solutions to common problems. Other significant additions are alternative methods of joining materials (ultrasonics, RF welding and moulding) and new developments in the traditional areas of garment and machinery technology. Students in clothing and fashion as well as garment technologists in the clothing industry will find this an invaluable resource in their increasingly complex role.

Technology of Textile Properties

An Introduction

Author: Marjorie A. Taylor

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: 9780901762825

Category: Fibras textiles

Page: 354

View: 8172


Encyclopedia of clothing and fashion

Author: Valerie Steele

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference

ISBN: 9780684313955

Category: Design

Page: 434

View: 4256

"Steele, director of the Fashion Institute of Technology Museum, has crafted, with the help of 325 contributors, an authoritative introduction to fashion, the industry, and the issues that hve defined the field. Some 640 articles describe the colorful facets of couture and textiles, from fabrics of chintz, corduroy, and feathers to such garb as aprons, bikinis, and prison dress. There are color plates and nearly 600 black-and-white illustrations. Back matter includes a comprehensive index, a timeline, and a topical outline."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

Industry Clothing Construction Methods

Author: Mary Ruth Shields

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781563677267

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 9368

This text guides fashion students through the garment construction process and provides students in both fashion design and merchandising with the industry standard construction information that they will need to function effectively within design firms. By focusing on garment construction techniques for various market levels-from budget (mass market) and moderate to bridge (or better) and designer's ready-to-wear-this text emphasizes the garment construction process as it exists in the industry today. Comparisons of construction methods used at different price points are an integral part of the text, with assembly techniques noted according to their affect on garment cost, quality, and production time. Flow charts and reference charts focus on industry methods, practice, and applications. Practice construction methods throughout the text reinforce students' competency levels with industry-based sewing methods as opposed to traditional sewing practices.

Clothing Technology

... from Fibre to Fashion

Author: Hannelore Eberle,Elke Gonser,Hermann Hermeling,Marianne Hornberger,Roland Kilgus,Renate Kupke,Dieter Menzer,Andrea Moll,Werner Ring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783808562260

Category: Clothing trade

Page: 316

View: 5956

"Clothing Technology" has been thoroughly revised. It is designed for specialists in the clothing industry: sewers, finishers, cutters and men's and women's tailors. But it can also be used in master courses or engineer courses, design colleges, polytechnics and in the textile trade, either as course book or as a work of reference. [http://www.amazon.co.uk/].

Fashion Fibers

Designing for Sustainability

Author: Annie Gullingsrud

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501306642

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 312

View: 2054

Fashion Fibers: Designing for Sustainability provides a holistic overview of the environmental impacts of fibers at each stage of the product lifecycle and offers guidance on how make sustainble design decisions.

Fabrics in Fashion Design

The Way Successful Fashion Designers Use Fabrics

Author: Stefanella Sposito

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788416851287

Category: Design

Page: 336

View: 8362

The ultimate reference guide to all the major types of fabric in use today

Beyond Design

The Synergy of Apparel Product Development

Author: Sandra Keiser,Deborah Vandermar,Myrna B. Garner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501315412

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 8313

This informative, full-color text takes students step-by-step through the decision-making involved in the pre-production processes of apparel product development---planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing, sourcing, and distribution. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to market, when consumers want it, and at a price they are willing to pay. The 4th Edition has been edited around a new metastructure to maximize student learning. It continues to build on the themes of sustainability, business ethics, and the impact of fast fashion and social media while seeking to address opportunities for both large and small companies, and entrepreneurs. The text advances its discussion of how new technologies continue to shorten the product development calendar. Chapters have been updated to include current examples, updated charts and graphs, and more case studies. There are updated references to contemporary developments with examples relevant to today's student. New to this Edition · Includes international examples and case studies that address the effects of globalization · Advances the discussion of the pros and cons of fast fashion vs. slow fashion · Revised, easier-to-read charts and graphs and 30% new color photographs · Thoroughly revised Chapters 12 (Sourcing) and 13 (Costing and Pricing) updated with most recent info on trade laws, changes in sourcing criteria and wages in international sourcing countries Beyond Design STUDIO · Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips · Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary · Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life PLEASE NOTE: Purchasing or renting this ISBN does not include access to the STUDIO resources that accompany this text. To receive free access to the STUDIO content with new copies of this book, please refer to the book + STUDIO access card bundle ISBN 9781501315480. STUDIO Instant Access can also be purchased or rented separately on BloomsburyFashionCentral.com.

Complete Guide to Natural Dyeing

Fabric, Yarn and Fibre

Author: Eva Lambert,Tracy Kendall

Publisher: Search

ISBN: 9781844485277

Category: Dye plants

Page: 143

View: 4208

Eva Lambert, born in Germany, brought up in the US, and now a UK citizen living in Scotland, has lived in Turkey and travelled extensively in North and West Africa studying weaving and dyeing techniques. In 1998, she opened the Shilasdair shop on the Isle of Skye, selling exclusively natural-dyed yarns. She has given talks, workshops and been the subject of various exhibitions of her work in the UK, also doing historical dyeing for the Victoria and Albert Millennium Exhibition.

Understanding Textiles

Author: Billie J. Collier,Martin J. Bide,Phyllis G. Tortora

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131187702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 564

View: 1418

This book helps readers understand how the components of textiles–fiber, yarn, fabric, dye, and finish–contribute to the performance of products for specific end uses. With a focus on the why behind the material, it encourages students to understand and predict textile properties and performance. This edition emphasizes the global environment and offers separate chapters in fiber properties; fabrics and structures; and nonwoven fabrics. Finishes are now separated into two chapters (physical/mechanical finishes and chemical finishes) and Take a Closer look sections bring an in-depth perspective to select chapter topics.

Sewing for Fashion Designers

Author: Anette Fischer

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780672311

Category: Design

Page: 320

View: 3217

This comprehensive guide explores all the fundamental sewing methods and introduces 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 pattern cutting and construction are discussed for each fabric. Catwalk images demonstrate how these kinds of techniques are employed by designers.