The 2nd Edition of The Spec Manual provides fashion professionals and students with a comprehensive guide for measuring garments using standard industry practices. This textbook/workbook contains front and back view croquis for women, off sizes, men, juniors, and children; spec sheet templates; illustrated measurement points; and tables with measurement points. The 2nd Edition also features a companion CD-ROM with electronic resources such as spec sheets and a flats library. Users with either beginning or advanced digital skills will learn how to create computer-generated spec sheets.
• Instructions for measuring a fit model
• Chapter on how to measure a bra
• Sample garment specifications with plotted measurements
• Clip art library of flats, collars, pockets, accessories, trim, and stiches
• Fraction-to-decimal conversion chart
• Grading worksheet
• Incremental grade guides for all size ranges
• What is a Spec Manual?
• Front and Back View Croquis Figures
• How to Measure a Skirt
• How to Measure Pants and Shorts
• How to Measure a Vest
• How to Measure a Woven Shirt
• How to Measure a Dress
• How to Measure a One-Piece Bodysuits and Jumpsuits
• How to Measure a Sweater
• How to Measure a Tailored Jacket
• How to Measure Outerwear
• How to Measure a Bra
• Sample Spec Sheets and Garment Graphs
• Clip Art Library
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Michele Wesen Bryant
teaches fashion design, drawing and digital courses at Parsons School of Fashion and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. She was also a visiting Professor at Istanbul Technical University, FIT at Polimoda Florence, and Parsons Paris. Bryant has given special presentations on visual culture at Virginia Commonwealth University, Bunka Women's University Tokyo, Institut Français de la Mode, The Naples Philharmonic Center and the Brooklyn Museum. Clients for her design consultancy include the US Army, I. Spiewak, Barney’s, United Media, Mattel, Hearst Publications and the Museum of Modern Art.
is a professor of fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a design consultant for Her Majesty Intimates and Cole Girl's Swimwear. For three years, she designed haute couture, pret-a-porter, and license collections for Carven Couture in Paris, and then continued her design career in New York City with Calvin Klein Intimate Apparel, Adrienne Vittadini, and Malain Knits.