Designer's Guide to Girls' & Junior Apparel explains the process a fashion designer goes through to put a line together specifically for the girls' and junior markets. It starts with the inspiration phase, and moves to research and sketching. Chapters teach students how the designer works with patternmakers to see the garment fabricated and sewn, and then follows the garment as it is costed, merchandised, and prepared to be sold. Students will be exposed to the many layers of specifications, production patterns, and testing, and finally producing and shipping the garments. This book also shows that designing apparel is a process that requires careful consideration of what styles sold last season, how current events influence the popularity of designs, and other factors that affect profits in the apparel industry.
Designer's Diary, written in the voice of a young designer, documenting successes, frustrations, and other experiences on the job
Designer's Dictionary familiarizing students with vocabulary they will use long into their professional careers
Activities relating to the chapter and allowing hands-on opportunities to plan, design, and execute childrenswear styles
Weekly Planner listing tasks to be completed each week, following the pace of the text
At the end of the book Designer's Library offering sources as well as recommended reading
More than 200 full-color images illustrating the concepts in the book
Journalistic articles reporting on the latest trends in girls' and junior apparel
Manufacturing Girls' and Junior Clothing
The Merchant and the Customer
Inspiration for Design
Foundation of the New Line
Considerations for Fabric Selection
Pin Sketch to Pattern
From Sample Cutting to Construction
Trimmings and Finishing Touches
Merchandising the Line
Pre-Production New Style Preparation
Cycle of Production
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is an instructor in the Fashion Design Department of Woodbury University, where she teaches children’s wear, field studies for fashion design, special sizes, and design for manufacturing. She is a retired designer and owner of Randi of California, an apparel manufacturing company of girls, juniors, large size, and maternity clothing distributed to major retailers in the United States. Her California sportswear designs have been worn by girls, teens, and women for over 30 years under labels including Randi, Just Because, Just Ducky, Just Enough, and Santa Monica Shirt Company.