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
Sewing Techniques from the Fashion Industry / Couture Techniques

Sewing Techniques from the Fashion Industry
Formerly known as 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 Instant PDF Download, anyone who uses this book will be able to produce professional samples.

 

Price: $125.00
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
The Fashion Design Detail Book Edition 4

Necklines, Collars, Lapels, Sleeves, Cuffs, Shoulders.
Creative reference books containing an abundance of quick fashion sketches for design development.

Price: $29.99
The Color Book 4th Edition

Our new 4th edition includes over 1,000 new color names and brings the total color names to over 4,500. As in the earlier editions, color names are curated and arranged by hue and include a light and dark shade of each color. Names stem from a wide of subjects, including: nature, biology, astronomy, technology, astrology, gems, gardening, flowers, animals, ocean life, global communities, chemistry, food, drink, and many more. 

 
Price: $29.99
Grading to Fit

Grading to Fit

  • Grading to Fit presents the underlying grading theories that enable computer grading technology. All of the work presented in the book is hands on and requires minimal equipment. All fit issues are addressed, including asymmetrical.Instant PDF Download!

 

Price: $130.00
Grading and Sewing a Blouse to Fit

Grading and Sewing a Blouse to Fit

  • Grading and Sewing a Blouse to Fit is a companion book to Grading to Fit. Grading and Sewing a Blouse to Fit presents the practical application. 
  • Included in this book is how to check for and correct style patterns' mistakes, including how to check if the true bust point is in the correct position, whether seams sew, etc. 
  • Cutting and sewing techniques include how to cut difficult fabrics, how to cut to match, making markers, lappage, etc. 

 

Price: $100.00
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts

The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts

Classroom tested, step-by-step, fully diagrammed instructions show professional drafting and fitting techniques. Includes fill-in charts that speed the work and help to ensure success. Most diagrams throughout the book are real patterns reduced to diagram scale.

Price: $90.00
The Basics for Sewing Pants and Skirts

The Basics for Sewing Pants and Skirts

Step-by-step instructions show the professional cutting and sewing techniques used by skilled sample makers to produce high-end pants and skirts like those sold in better department stores and boutiques. Instant PDF Download!

Price: $125.00
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting & Sewing Pants and Skirts &

The Basics for Drafting & Fitting & Sewing Pants and Skirts

Step-by-step instructions show the professional cutting and sewing techniques used by skilled sample makers to produce high-end pants and skirts like those sold in better department stores and boutiques.

Classroom tested, step-by-step, fully diagrammed instructions show professional drafting and fitting techniques. Includes fill-in charts that speed the work and help to ensure success. Most diagrams throughout the book are real patterns reduced to diagram scale.

Price: $175.00
Standard Body Measurements for Apparel Design and Production Adult Edition

•   This book is a collaboration between Human Solutions of North America and Fashiondex Inc.

 

•   The current sizing and grading standards used for fashion-production today no longer apply to the adult body shapes of 2020. This book includes up-to-date body data for inclusive sizing of womenswear and menswear.

 

•   This book lists the results of Human Solutions of North America’s 2018 and 2019 Size North America (SNA) body-scanning survey, which compiled the body measurement of 18,000 human bodies. Included inside:

 

•   Illustration and details of all body points of measure.

 

•   Grade rule charts and body measurements for womenswear sizes 00 to 32.

 

•   Grade rule charts and body measurements for menswear sizes 29 to 60.

 

•   Body scan images of all sizes of womenswear and menswear.

Price: $95.00
Stitch Sample Kit

A comprehensive guide, providing both technical and creative solutions for garment construction.  The Stitch Sample Kit contains over 80 mounted swatches of current stitches and techniques used within the garment industry today.  You will find the Stitch Sample Kit both informative and inspirational.

Price: $170.00
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