This text guides fashion students through the garment construction process and provides students in both fashion design and merchandising with the industry standard construction information that they will need to function effectively within design firms. By focusing on garment construction techniques for various market levels—from budget (mass market) and moderate to bridge (or better) and designer's ready-to-wear—this text emphasizes the garment construction process as it exists in the industry today. Comparisons of construction methods used at different price points are an integral part of the text, with assembly techniques noted according to their affect on garment cost, quality, and production time. Flow charts and reference charts focus on industry methods, practice, and applications. Practice construction methods throughout the text reinforce students' competency levels with industry-based sewing methods as opposed to traditional sewing practices.
Chapters arranged by garment for a better understanding of the basic garment sewing order
ASTM information provided, making this an invaluable resource for quality assurance
Garment Manufacturing Equipment
Garment Manufacturing Materials
Seams and Finishes
Ladies Pant Construction
Ladies Blouse Construction
Fashion Jacket Construction
Ladies Tailored Jacket and Overcoat
Ladies Jumper with All in One Facing
Instructors and Students:
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Mary Ruth Shields
, MFA-IA, is Chair of the Fashion Merchandising and Marketing Department at Lincoln College of New England and has worked in the fashion industry and taught fashion for over 30 years. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in crafts and a Masters degree in Textiles. Her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art included studies in fashion design and consumer self-image. Shields also designs and manufactures apparel and home soft goods.