More than a "how-to" book, Technical Sourcebook for Designers is a "why-to" text for aspiring apparel designers and merchandisers whose responsibilities include communicating about specifications by means of design flats and technical packages. In the global apparel industry, these tools are essential for mass production and evaluation of products that may be manufactured in factories outside of the United States. This text presents a holistic approach to technical design, including such considerations as selection of fabrics, finding seasonal fashion trends, garment construction, and fit evaluation, all in the context of meeting the needs of the target consumer with cost-effective decisions.
Lists of key terms and a comprehensive glossary to familiarize readers with the standard terminology for garments and details
Hundreds of illustrations of design flats and sample spec sheets from tech packs for a variety of garments for men, women, and children
Appendices featuring industry standards for seams and stitches and tech packs for six different apparel products
Overview of the Industry
The Apparel Product Development Process and Technical Design
All about the Technical Package
Technical Design Terms for Silhouettes and Design Details
Styles, Lines and Details for Shape and Fit
Fabrics and Cutting
Stitches and SPI
Seams and Seam Finishes
Shape and Support
Labels and Packaging
How to Measure, Size, and Grade
Fit and Fitting
Instructors and Students:
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, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Clothing and Textiles Program at Seattle Pacific University. Her experience includes a technical design position at Abercrombie and Fitch, one of the top retailers in the nation. Her research focuses on apparel product development, creative teaching and curriculum development, and cross-cultural study of fashion consumerism. Lee has taught, presented and published her research in the United States and abroad. She maintains her active membership with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and International Textiles Apparel Association (ITAA) and was selected as "100 Future Leaders of Korea 2011" by the Overseas Koreans Foundation and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul.
is Technical Designer Manager at Ex Officio LLC, a leading maker of travel apparel. She has twenty-five years of experience in apparel design including Serac Skiwear, Calvert Sports Apparel and Nordstrom Product Group; and in the technical design field, at Ex Officio.