Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design (Paperback)

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design, 4th Edition, equips students with everything they need to know about measuring sample garments, creating fully graded spec sheets for grading patterns, fitting garments, and offering pattern alterations. Over 500 technical flats are clearly labeled with measurement points and instructions for taking measurements. The book includes spec sheets for different types of garments and industry forms within the context of the production process. Several sections are devoted to instruction on measuring the human body, PLM/PDM software, correct fitting issues (with suggestions for pattern alterations), and grade rules for both number and letter sizing. It also includes over 60 basic fashion flats and instructions on metric conversions in the Appendices.

New to this Edition
- Coverage of current topics like diversity and diverse body sizes, industry changes due to the pandemic, and sustainability
- Inclusion of tech packs and a variety of flats and croquis
- "Tricks of the Trade" call boxes addressing key industry examples and how to deal with common challenges

STUDIO Features Include:
- Watch videos that bring chapter concepts to life
- Download templates of blank and sample spec sheets, and basic garment and figure croquis to practice technical design skills
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of essential vocabulary
- Access useful resources like a Care Labeling Guide, Ordering a Dress Form Guide and a Buttonline Card

Instructor Resources
- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text in the classroom
- PowerPoint Slides for each chapter to help incorporate the text into the classroom

About the Author

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for several corporate department stores in New York City and Philadelphia. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781501384356
ISBN-10: 150138435X
Publisher: Fairchild Books
Publication Date: November 2nd, 2023
Pages: 416
Language: English