Millions of tailored jackets (women's business jackets) are sold every year. Yet in spite of being amongst the most popular garments in fashion stores, there is a depressing sameness about them unless customers are prepared to pay for a designer jacket. To grade very different shapes requires pattern cutting skills which are being lost as new technology replaces traditional expertise. This book sets out to reverse the decline by setting out the practical techniques and showing how exciting designer-style results can be achieved using today's technology.
Part of the pleasure of knitting is discovering and experimenting with beautiful new stitches. And if you have been looking for new stitches to add creativity to your knitting projects, youve come to the right place. Rita Weiss has collected 50 fabulous stitches you can use in many different ways -- for sweaters, baby items, afghans, hats, even socks -- anything you might want to create with your knitting needles. Have fun swatching these patterns, then pick your favorites and start creating magic in your next project! Stitches include Garden Glories, Grapes, Bear Claw, Wings, Little Blossoms, Zig Zag Bobbles, Climbing Vine, Dueling Banjoes, Cherry Tree, Tassels, Hearts, Eyelet Leaves, Raindrops, and many more.
The term 'tailored' has changed as methods of manufacture and the retailing of clothes have evolved. This book demonstrates the wide range of cutting methods used to produce garments which are described as 'tailored' jackets. Although the main focus is on modern methods of producing clothing, a rich and complex cutting tradition is acknowledged and used. It is hoped that the modern garment designer will be inspired to rediscover methods that retain their validity today.
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Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, John
Scholarly & Professional
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Table Of Content
Introduction. 1. The evolution of the woman's tailored jacket. 2. Fabrics, measurement and tools. Part One: Classic Bespoke Cutting. 3. The bespoke jacket Part Two: Engineered Cutting and Manufacture. 4. The engineered jacket. 5. The engineered process of manufacture Part Three: 'Style' Cutting Variations. 6. Style Cutting - Block Variations. 7. Body shaping variations. 8. Collar variations. 9. Sleeve variations. References.
Introduction; The evolution of the woman's tailored jacket; Fabrics, measurement and toolsart 1: Classic Bespoke Cuttinghe bespoke jacketart 2: Engineered Cutting and Manufacturehe engineered jacket; The engineered process of manufactureart 3: 'Style' Cutting Variationslock variations; Body shaping variations; Collar variations; Sleeve variationseferences