4th Edition

Helen Joseph-Armstrong and Susan P. Ashdown

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MAY 05, 2022
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Paperback + Studio 9781501315206
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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

Introduction—Patternmaking, and the Concept of Draping
CHAPTER 1—Tools and Supplies for Draping
CHAPTER 2—Fabric Characteristics and Terms
CHAPTER 3—Essential Draping Skills
CHAPTER 4—Dress Form and Model: Preparation and Measurements
CHAPTER 5—Basic Silhouettes
CHAPTER 6—Manipulating Dart Excess and Adding Fullness
CHAPTER 7—Bodice Styles
CHAPTER 8—Skirts
CHAPTER 9—Built-Up Necklines
CHAPTER 10—Cowls
CHAPTER 11—Dress Foundations and Designs
CHAPTER 12—Sleeves
CHAPTER 13—Collars
CHAPTER 14—Strapless Dress Foundations and Designs: The Principle of Contour Draping
CHAPTER 15—Bias Cut Dresses and Twist
CHAPTER 16—Kimono, Raglan, and Drop Shoulder
CHAPTER 17—Shirts and Blouses
CHAPTER 18—Jacket and Coat Foundations and Designs
CHAPTER 19—Pants
CHAPTER 20—Knit Characteristics
CHAPTER 21—Bodysuit, Leotard , and Swimsuit Foundations
Support and Finishing Edges
Other Pattern Details
Construction Methods of Fit Muslins and Prototype Garments

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, both in theatrical costuming and patternmaking for the apparel industry, and has recently retired from Cornell University where she taught draping for the apparel industry for 27 years.

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