7th Edition

Connie Amaden-Crawford

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AUG 10, 2023
Other Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501382604
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501382574

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What's in the book

The Book

A Guide to Fashion Sewing, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive fashion sewing resource for beginning and advanced sewers alike. Readers will learn how to assemble and construct designs of various styles using proven industry methods for more than 100 sewing applications. Chapters cover everything from sewing equipment, measurements, and fabric selection to actual garment assembly. Filled with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and large, clear illustrations, this book is an indispensable resource for constructing quality garments. Accompanying video demonstrations help readers learn at their own pace for basic sewing skills and techniques such a seams, darts, bias binding, zipper, and garment assembly.

New to this Edition:
- Discusses sustainable fabrics
- Addresses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as it pertains to the fashion industry
- Includes troubleshooting tip box which covers common pitfalls and how best to work around them

STUDIO Features Include:
-Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
-Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
-Watch Video lessons depicting key techniques

Instructor Resources
-Instructor’s Guide to help integrate the text into your classroom
-PowerPoint Slides for every chapter

Table of Contents

1. The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment
2. Identifying Fashion Fabrics Equipment
3. Body Types and Size Charts
4. Planning a Design and Selecting Fabric
5. Method to This Madness
6. Stitches
7. Seams
8. Darts
9. Pleats and Tucks
10. Bias and Bias Treatments
11. Sewing with Knits
12. Zippers
13. Pockets
14. Sleeves
15. Collars
16. Necklines
17. Facings
18. Linings
19. Tailoring
20. Waistlines
21. Hems
22. Closures
Glossary of Sewing Terms
Appendix A: Project Checklists
Appendix B: Pattern Blocks
Appendix C: Yardage Conversion Table
Appendix D: Fabric Resources

Video Contents:
Lesson One: The Sewing Machine and Sewing Equipment
Lesson Two: Seams
Lesson Three: Darts
Lesson Four: Bias and Bias Treatment
Lesson Five: Zippers
Lesson Six: Planning a Design and Selecting Fabric
Lesson Seven: Garment Sewing Process

About The Authors

Connie Amaden-Crawford is past President of Fashion Patterns by Coni which is now owned by Islander Sewing Systems. She is a licensed designer for CSS Industries --IG Design Group who produces her patterns under the Butterick label. Connie is also a member of the American Sewing Guild’s Sewing Hall of Fame, VIP Woman of the Year 2014–2015 by the Associated Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP).

She is a nationally and internationally recognized lecturer, fashion specialist, educator, and author of sewing DVDs and sewing and pattern textbooks, including A Guide to Fashion Sewing, The Art of Fashion Draping, and Patternmaking Made Easy.

A former instructor of the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angles, California, her professional experience also includes positions as a designer, design consultant, patternmaker, and grader in the Los Angeles garment industry.

Connie is a member of the Australian Sewing Guild, National Association of Professional Women, the American Sewing Guild, International Textile and Apparel Association, and Associated Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP).

Connie is a graduate of LATTC College and received her teaching credentials from University of California Los Angeles.

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