• Design

Pattern Magic 3


Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780676944
Category: Design
Page: 100
View: 4130
In this new addition to the Pattern Magic series from Japan, Tomoko Nakamichi teaches you how to sculpt with fabric, creating beautiful shapes, waves and accents. Next, she looks at creating dynamic movement in garments, using ruffles, shirring and precise, sharply pleated lines. All the measurements and scaling information you need to start pattern making is included. As throughout the series, all the patterns are based on a basic block, supplied in the book. Thorough step-by-step instructions and diagrams will ensure that your own patterns translate beautifully to your choice of garment, while photographs of the finished garments will inspire you to create your own designs.

    • Design

Pattern Magic

Stretch Fabrics
Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856698276
Category: Design
Page: 104
View: 9190
Pattern Magic Stretch Fabrics is the third in the series of cult Japanese pattern making books, now translated into English. The new volume looks at working with stretch and jersey fabric. Material that stretches lengthways or sideways can be magical in itself. This book takes the special qualities of jersey and stretch fabrics and uses them to create stunning, sculptural designs. In two parts, the book shows how to work with stretch fabrics and how to cut patterns that exploit their properties with truly original results. The book is accompanied by a basic paper pattern block.

    • Design

Pattern Magic 2


Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856697064
Category: Design
Page: 104
View: 2733
Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions makeit easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.

    • Design

Pattern Magic 2


Author: Tomoko Nakamichi
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856697064
Category: Design
Page: 104
View: 1127
Pattern Magic 2 is the cult pattern-cutting book from Japan, partner to the original title Pattern Magic. Inspiring and exciting, this volume takes a creative approach to pattern cutting, with more step-by-step projects for fashion designers and dressmakers to enjoy. These easy-to-follow illustrations and detailed instructions makeit easy to create stunning, sculptural clothes.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Magic Pattern Book

Sew 6 Patterns Into 36 Different Styles!
Author: Amy Barickman
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761171622
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 310
View: 3336
Presents six dressmaking patterns that can be used to create an entire wardrobe that has thirty-six different looks and a total of over two hundred garments and accessories.

    • Design

Drape Drape 2


Author: Hisako Sato
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780670041
Category: Design
Page: 88
View: 7366
Drape Drape 2 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping book Drape Drape and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. Includes 14 stylish contemporary designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests, and jackets, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader through the draping process. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides exciting design ideas and highly practical techniques for readers looking to continue exploring the art of draping.

    • Design

Draping

The Complete Course
Author: Karolyn Kiisel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781780672861
Category: Design
Page: 320
View: 1726
Draping is the art of using cotton muslin to create a fashion design directly on a mannequin. It is an essential skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step-by-step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques. Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats and how to handle bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvisational skills. Each skill and technique throughout the book is explained through specially commissioned step-by-step photographs and line drawings that bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.

    • Appliqué

Fabric Manipulation

150 Creative Sewing Techniques
Author: Ruth Singer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781446302460
Category: Appliqué
Page: 175
View: 7496
"Features 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk puffs, pleating and shirring"--P. [4] of cover.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Stitch Magic

A Compendium of Techniques for Stitching Fabric Into Exciting New Forms and Fashions
Author: Alison Reid
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781584799115
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
View: 5636
In Stitch Magic, fashion and textile expert Alison Reid teaches sewers how to manipulate and sculpt fabric by using such techniques as folding, cutting, pleating, tucking, gathering, and stitching, creating entirely new surfaces and textures in the process. The resulting fabrics, which look sophisticated and complex but are actually relatively simple and inexpensive to produce, can be used for entire textiles, such as cushions or blinds, or to create fashion accessories or embellishments. Stitch Magic serves as both a technical reference guide, which the sewer can consult time and again, as well as an inspiring project book. Among the beautiful, modern projects included are curtains and cushions, a throw, shawl, cape, necklace, and bag. Detailed illustrations throughout make all of the instructions easy to follow.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting


Author: Sarah Veblen
Publisher: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610581776
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 8349
Here is the ultimate reference for fitting test garments and transferring accurate adjustments to patterns! No matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide focuses on the way a test garment fits the body. The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly! With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: - The importance of a fitting axis and how to use it during a fitting - How to recognize fitting issues, such as drag lines and folds - How to manipulate fabric to solve common and unusual fitting problems - How to transfer the fitting changes to your pattern easily - Basic pattern-making skills to ensure accurate alterations See the fitting process from start to finish on basic garments, fitted on real people. Then follow fitting solutions on different body types. The lessons you learn will help you fit any body.

    • Design

Drape Drape 3


Author: Hisako Sato
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780671000
Category: Design
Page: 83
View: 7239
Drape Drape 3 is the follow-up to the cult Japanese draping books Drape Drape and Drape Drape 2, and the latest in the new series from Bunka Fashion College. It includes 15 stylish contemporary designs for dresses, skirts, tunics, and blouses, with easy-to-follow instructions and diagrams that skilfully guide the reader to create draped garments step by step. With two full-scale patterns at the back, this book provides a variety of new design ideas and practical construction tips for readers looking to continue exploring draping techniques.

    • Social Science

The Hidden Brain

How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives
Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
View: 8975
The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.


    • Design

Pattern Cutting and Making Up

The Professional Approach
Author: Martin Shoben,Janet Ward
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 075060364X
Category: Design
Page: 217
View: 8853
Major changes have occurred in the last few years in the methods of cutting and manufacturing outerwear. Light clothing companies are now manufacturing these heavy garments because of the development of fusible interlinings and new manufacturing techniques which have resulted in the deskilling of traditional tailoring methods. Outerwear has consquently assumed much greater importance in light clothing courses and this book - the first of its kind - has been written to reflect these industrial changes. It offers a course of practical and theoretical study which is related to specific garment types and fabrics. An essential manual for students at every level. Suitable for use in CGLI, BTEC and degree courses, this uniquely comprehensive work is certain to become a standard textbook on its subject.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Shadowfolds

Surprisingly Easy-to-make Geometric Designs in Fabric
Author: Jeffrey Rutzky,Chris K. Palmer
Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
ISBN: 9781568363790
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 128
View: 508
Shadowfoldsare a rich blend of traditional patterns expressed in a contemporary style. This combination of old and new evokes timelessness associated with tradition, and the sense of exciting innovation so prevalent in our time. Shadowfolds are made from cloth, and lend a soft and warm appeal, that is a sharp contrast to other materials typically seen in these geometric designs. Cultures throughout history use patterns in architecture and craft. Some of the best examples of repeating patterns, also known as tessellations, are found in mosques and palaces built in the Middle East.

    • Design

Fashion Portfolio

Design and Presentation
Author: Anna Kiper
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1849941998
Category: Design
Page: 300
View: 4370
The book takes the reader through all the major steps of fashion portfolio creation. It features the main components of the design process from the identification of inspiration sources and fashion trends research to conceptualization of a complete fashion collection. The topics covered include mood/fabric boards development, creation of original and innovative textiles as well as fashion silhouettes and garment details development through extensive research, quick design sketching, fabric manipulation, and draping experimentation. Great original designs and illustrations by the author as well as design sketch samples by established designers are provided throughout. There are samples of sketchbooks from professional and emerging fashion artists. The book provides some insight from established fashion and accessories designers on the highlights and challenges of the creative process. It is a great professional reference for techniques in the portfolio development. A beautiful but practical book that provides useful techniques and helps the reader get inside the mind of the designer.

    • Crafts & Hobbies

Fashion Pattern Cutting

Line, Shape and Volume
Author: Zarida Zaman
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147258340X
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 144
View: 3712
Designed to boost draping confidence and design creativity, Fashion Pattern Cutting is a step-by-step guide to the pattern cutting process, from finding inspiration for a fashion-forward design through to creating the finished product. - Clear visuals show each step from mood board to patterns and possible design variations - Written in a friendly, approachable style by an experienced designer and teacher - Provides readers with the tools and techniques to experiment and create their own unique designs Fashion Pattern Cutting is a creative pattern cutting book that pushes the boundaries of experimentation on the mannequin stand. In this book, experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman explains how to make garments bearing in mind the relationship between fabric, drape, weight and 3D forms. Taking architecture, origami and natural forms as her three key sources of inspiration, the author shows how to create varied and exciting contemporary styles using crisp folds, bold shapes and natural fabrics. Written in an accessible style with clear visuals and plenty of tips and tricks, the book gives readers the tools and confidence to experiment creatively. Included in this book are hand-drawn illustrations of pattern pieces, complete with measurements, and suggestions for how to apply techniques across a range of garments. The patterns reveal the deceptively simple draping techniques used to create stylish, minimalist designs, and enable readers, whether beginners or experienced pattern cutters, to put together stunning and innovative designs themselves.

    • Design

Vintage Couture Tailoring


Author: Thomas von Nordheim
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847975887
Category: Design
Page: 160
View: 7163
Traditional tailoring is a fascinating craft, which has not changed for many centuries, however, the techniques are now known only by a few practising in the best couture ateliers and bespoke tailor's workrooms. Nothing feels quite so luxurious or sophisticated as bespoke clothes, but the tailoring skills they require are often seen to be shrouded in mystery and the clothes therefore only accessible to the rich and famous. This practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring and brings vintage couture tailoring within the reach of all. With step-by-step photographs and professional tips throughout, it shows how a ladies' jacket is made and thereby introduces a range of fundamental tailoring techniques. These can be used for garments for either gender, as well as other sewing projects: moulding fabric to shape with the iron; employing loose interfacings; hollow shoulder construction; pad stitching canvas; interlining and weighting hems;making tailored and bound buttonholes;.... and many more forgotten techniques.Written by a tailor of international repute, Vintage Couture Tailoring is dedicated to all who appreciate the highest standard of craftsmanship, and who like using their eyes and hands to produce beautiful garments.Vintage couture tailoring is practised by only a few establishments around the world today and this practical book reveals the trade secrets of couture tailoring. An invaluable guide for professionals wishing to further their skills, and for enthusiasts with an interest in traditional tailoring. Shows how to make a ladies' jacket from preparation through to assembly and reveals the exquisite finishing details that are the hallmark of couture tailoring. Superbly illustrated with 417 colour step-by-step photographs.Thomas von Nordheim is a tailor of international repute.

    • Design

Eco Fashion


Author: Sass Brown
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781856696913
Category: Design
Page: 208
View: 8139
This book looks at one of the strongest trends in fashion, towards the production of desirable and well-designedapparel and accessories with a conscience. Eco Fashion shows the range of sustainable and ethical products available around the globe and explains the stories behind them, as well as showing how and where they make a difference.

    • Design

Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production


Author: Laura Nugent
Publisher: Fairchild Books
ISBN: 9781563676192
Category: Design
Page: 352
View: 7841
Computerized Patternmaking for Apparel Production takes a unique approach to learning Gerber AccuMark technology. This book includes all the procedures that the fashion industry uses to create a style and rush it to a factory for cutting and mass production. Through 20 lessons focusing on patternmaking, digitizing, grading, and marker making, students will grasp the cycle of apparel production from patternmaking to cutting. This book bridges the gap between knowing what the software functions do and applying them in today's working environment.