While most tailoring books begin with the selection of ready-made patterns and conclude with the assembly of the various pieces, Tailored Fashion Design begins a few steps earlier—in the design process. Students will learn to consider tailoring as a design element, rather than just a method of garment assembly. The book guides readers from inspiration through pattern manipulation and garment construction of their own tailored jacket designs for both men and women. Students will gain a greater appreciation of tailoring as a valuable skill that will enable them to not only display their ability to put together garments, but also showcase their creativity as designers.
Design workshop focusing on finding inspiration and designing with a client in mind
Nearly 500 illustrations demonstrating step-by-step instructions on construction techniques
Photographs of top designer jackets displaying the endless range of options available to the designer
Profiles of professional designers who incorporate tailoring into their collections which will inspire students when creating their own designs
Introduction to Contemporary Tailoring
Looking at Fabric
The Jacket Front
The Jacket Back
The Shoulder Pads
Top Collar, Back Neck Facing, and Front Lapel Facing
Finishing the Jacket
Instructors and Students:
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, MFA, is an instructor at the College of DuPage. She has over 25 years of industry experience working from concept to finished garment; specializing in tailoring, evening, bridal and lingerie. She is a former employee of Vivienne Westwood, Tatters, and Isabell Kristensen and her couture work has been seen on catwalks in Paris, London and New York.