Apparel Design and Production Handbook/A Technical Reference

Our best seller, containing standard body measurements for regular and special sizes in the Women’s, Men’s and Children’s markets. Also, fully graded specs for all sizes, grade rules, sizing charts and more... A must-have book for every design and patternmaking room.

Price: $95.00
124.54 CAD 89.55 EUR 737.33 HKD
A definitive approach to specification writing for the textile industry

The most common issue between buyers and suppliers is the lack of communication and unclear specifications for products that leads to mistakes.

Includes Instant  download of Style Drawings 

A DEFINITIVE APPROACH TO SPECIFICATION WRITING. 

Price: $45.00
58.99 CAD 42.42 EUR 349.26 HKD
Couture Techniques

Couture Techniques

Couture Techniques presents the introduction to industry's high-end sample making processes and to the Contemporary Fashion Education Program. These are the skills that students need to know to be able to design and produce stunning collections and personal wardrobes. 

Included in this book is the information needed to make high-end zipper sets, kick pleats, hems, seam finishes, bias bindings, buttonholes, etc., as done in high-end designing departments.

With minimal equipment, a few inexpensive tools used in the industry, and PDF's of the author's master sample book on the included CD, anyone who uses this book will be able to produce professional samples.

 

Price: $125.00
163.86 CAD 117.83 EUR 970.18 HKD
Zipper Sets

Six High-End Zipper Sets

Here is the information you need to set beautiful zippers that enhance your sewing. This is the same zipper information that is in Couture Techniques, now available separately.

Price: $40.00
52.44 CAD 37.70 EUR 310.46 HKD
The Vendor Compliance Handbook with Forms and Data Templates

2nd Edition!
This book answers the questions of any new designer: "How do I produce a garment?", "Where do I start?", and "What standards should I use?" The book will help all those that are beginning in the fashion industry, and also facilitate those with existing loopholes that have been making their daily jobs grueling and hurting their businesses over time.

 

Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

 

Price: $60.00
78.65 CAD 56.56 EUR 465.68 HKD
The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates

Instant PDF Download!

The Vendor Compliance Forms and Data Templates are frequently used in product development. These forms will save valuable time in "getting it right"!

All forms and templates are in a easy to use pdf file.

Price: $25.00
32.77 CAD 23.57 EUR 194.04 HKD
How to Start a Fashion Company

 

 

 

 

Straight forward step-by-step guide for designers and entrepreneurs wanting to start their own line. Book contains all the necessary fashion terms you need to know to start a line; basic information on Making Prototypes, Costing, Marketing, and Production.

 

 

List Price: $45.00
Price: $40.00
52.44 CAD 37.70 EUR 310.46 HKD
Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers

It is impossible to have good designs without having accurate quality construction skills. Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers is an up-to-date sewing guide that teaches fashion design students the skills they will need to execute their original designs in a professional environment. Each chapter covers a particular theme, such as collars, and reflects the order of assembly of any garment. More than 1,000 detailed and annotated sketches provide visual support to the techniques covered.

List Price: $115.00
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142.89 CAD 102.74 EUR 845.99 HKD
Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets, fitting garments and grading patterns for production. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. A new chapter on children's wear expands upon the already comprehensive coverage of knit and woven womenswear and menswear. The new edition includes more coverage of PLM/PDM and computer-aided technical design, model measuring, graded pattern nests and more.

List Price: $120.00
Price: $120.00
157.31 CAD 113.11 EUR 931.37 HKD
The Art of Couture Sewing

2nd Edition is a practical guide to custom techniques in the construction of couture garments. Beginning with a brief history of haute couture, the book moves on to cover tools and supplies, matching fabrics with the appropriate needles and threads, pressing, and construction techniques. Basic draping skills, corset construction, and tailoring, as well as the variety of closures, hems and finishes used in couture are discussed. The text is filled with step-by-step techniques along with clear instructions and illustrations. 

Price: $100.00
131.09 CAD 94.26 EUR 776.14 HKD
Fashion Illustration for Designers  (2nd Edition)

The world of fashion is one of beautiful images and this textbook has been created to teach designers how to draw all types of fashion figures that reflect those beautiful images, in a modern approach.

List Price: $102.20
Price: $94.00
123.22 CAD 88.60 EUR 729.57 HKD
Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Edition)

Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles?dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring?it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant drafts?Trouser draft including pocket, waistband, and loop; dungaree foundation draft; grunge pant draft; and three jean waistline variations including pocket and sewing instruction. Includes fitting corrections for the basic patterns. Unique section on patternmaking for bias-cut garments. For anyone developing their patternmaking skills.

Price: $130.00
170.42 CAD 122.54 EUR 1,008.98 HKD