Bina Abling and Felice DaCosta

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JAN 26, 2017
Other Formats ISBN
eBook + Studio 9781501313028
eBook 9781501308321
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501313004

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Please note that exam/inspection copies and instructor resources are only available to instructors and faculty staff at recognized institutions.

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The Book

Fashion Flats and Technical Drawing is a step-by-step workbook for learning technical drawing and flat sketching skills. With more than 500 hand-drawn and CAD-rendered flats and 100 photos of finished samples showing how a sketch translates to a 3D garment, the book covers a range of garments and construction details used to communicate fashion designs for portfolios and production. Abling and DaCosta progress from basic design construction details such as darts, gathers, and trims to essential garment styles including skirts, tops, dresses, pants, jackets and coats. The book includes unique coverage of presentation of flats in a portfolio and critical step of preparing flats for a technical package and productions. Downloadable figure templates and flats library are available online. This book is an essential resource for fashion designers to learn technical drawing skills that effectively communicate fashion design concepts.

· Shows front-view and back-view flats, select side-view and 3/4-view flats, plus variations for menswear and childrenswear
· Covers basic CAD techniques, how to use the pen tool, and methods for translating hand-drawn flats to digital drawings
· Guest Artist features showcase professional designer styles for flats to inspire creativity
· Practical format includes lay-flat spiral binding and drawing practice pages with grids and figure templates

Fashion Flats and Technical Drawing STUDIO
· Download figure templates and basic garment flats that can be used in different CAD programs or printed out for reference or practice
· Access extra drawing exercises and project using women’s, men’s, and children’s flat figure templates
· Review concepts with flashcards of essential fashion vocabulary

Teaching Resources
· The Instructor’s Resources include sample course syllabi, test questions, visual quizzes and grading guidelines.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
1. Introduction to Flats
2. Introduction to the Flat Figure Template
3. Essentials for Construction
4. Essentials for Tops
5. Essentials for Dresses
6. Essentials for Skirts
7. Essentials for Pants
8. Essentials for Jackets
9. Essentials for Coats
10. Flats in Presentation
11. Flats for Production

About The Authors

Bina Abling has taught in the Fashion Design departments of FIT, Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and as Guest Faculty at Santa Fe Community College, US.
Felice DaCosta is a Professor at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, US, where she has taught Fashion Design for more than 25 years, drawing upon years of experience in the fashion industry as a fashion illustrator and design consultant.

Paperback + Studio
Fairchild Books
600 2-color illus


Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions

11 decks of flashcards


Practice your skills and enhance your knowledge with activities and resources

90 downloadable files