4th Edition

Helen Joseph-Armstrong and Susan P. Ashdown

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MAY 05, 2022
Other Formats ISBN
Paperback + Studio 9781501315206
eBook + Studio 9781501315190
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501315176

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What's in the book

The Book

Draping for Apparel Design, Fourth Edition is the fully updated and revised edition of the seminal book pioneered by fashion education luminary Helen Joseph-Armstrong. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instruction for the beginning patternmaker and advanced techniques for the more experienced. Maintaining the vast array of examples and the book’s easy-to-read style, revising author Susan Ashdown reflects current industry standards, both metric and imperial measurements, images of diverse body types, and information about half scale forms. New material on jackets, coats, and loose-fitted knitwear add to this book’s breadth of knowledge.

STUDIO Features:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
- Watch videos that bring chapter topics and concepts to life
- Expand your knowledge with draping instructions for additional designs and downloadable templates

Instructor’s Resources:
- PowerPoint® slides featuring key concepts from each chapter
- Instructor’s Guide to help instructors integrate the text into their courses

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1—Tools and Supplies for Draping
CHAPTER 2— Textile Materials: The Spirit and Structure of Design
CHAPTER 3— The Body and the Dress Form: Preparation for Draping
CHAPTER 4— Essential Draping Skills
CHAPTER 5— Draping the Basic Silhouette
CHAPTER 6— The Concepts of Dart Manipulation and Dart Equivalents
CHAPTER 7— Bodice Styles
CHAPTER 8— Skirts
CHAPTER 9— Dress Foundations and Designs
CHAPTER 10— Pants
CHAPTER 11— Collars
CHAPTER 12— Kimono, Raglan, and Drop Shoulder
CHAPTER 13— Shirts and Blouses
CHAPTER 14— Built-Up Necklines
CHAPTER 15— Cowls
CHAPTER 16— Strapless Dress Foundations and Corsets
CHAPTER 17— Bias Cut Dresses and Twist Styles
CHAPTER 18— Jackets and Coats
CHAPTER 19— Cut and Sew Knit Styles

About The Authors

Helen Joseph-Armstrong teaches in the fashion department at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.

Susan Ashdown has 45 years of patternmaking experience in theatrical costuming and the apparel industry. She has recently retired from Cornell University where she taught draping in the Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design for 27 years. She is currently an Emerita professor in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University.

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