Skills and techniques for the fashion-minded sewist!
Award-winning designer and stylist Joi Mahon shares her love of sewing and fashion design in Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop.
Whether you’re new to sewing or want to sharpen your skills, you’ll find solid foundational information for learning and mastering sewing techniques including seaming, draping, measuring, making a pattern and more. Throughout the book, you’ll find fun, hands-on exercises to help reinforce a new technique. The best part? Each exercise results in a finished piece!
Divided into sections including Design and Inspiration, Fashion Sketching, The Design Process and Sewing Terminology and Tools, Designer Joi’s Fashion Sewing Workshop makes sewing fun, easy and approachable–while still achieving amazing results.
The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong’s classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses identify the creative elements of each design and help determine draping techniques required to develop patterns. This text emphasizes the importance of draping foundation garments for building more complex designs. Designers will gain essential skills to creatively apply draping techniques to their own designs.
Using step-by-step illustrations, the book shows how to draft, cut and construct the five basic blocks that are used – either singly or in combination – to make every item of clothing in the wardrobe. Once you have your basic blocks, you are ready to tackle the projects – practical garments that are fashionable, modern, stylish and versatile. There are tops, skirts, day dresses and evening wear. This is an exciting sewing technique that will be brand new to most people, even experienced dressmakers. There really are no limits – and the beauty of this technique is that it can be applied to any body shape.
This circle skirt sewing pattern is taken up a few stylish notches with an optional front split and side seam pockets! With only six pieces for this easy circle skirt pattern, you’ll be twirling your way into the sunset in no time!
This pattern is available in 0-34 sizes, and is our first pattern to include an additional projector-friendly pattern!
The Giselle is a flirty and feminine dress that’s perfect for a woven or stretch woven fabric. Her princess seams give a shapely silhouette and her puffy sleeves and gathered skirt are an easy detail with high style payoff.
Fabric Suggestions: Crepe, poplin, poly blends with spandex, rayon, sateen, stretch polyester, velvet, rayon
This text is for anyone interested in producing a fashion show, be it an informal event or a large, complex affair. Examining every behind-the-scenes step from concept to execution, Guide to Producing a Fashion Show enables the reader to organize and stage a show that is profitable, well attended, and aesthetically pleasing.
This book will be a priceless resource for those considering adventuring into the fashion industry, yet not knowing how or where to start. Comprised of detailed information, How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business will be a guide for the aspiring designer to plan and execute a successful home based business. This material will not only provide a fashion realm, but will show how to create additional revenue streams in the sewing field. This book will be the “one stop shop” for the small designer.
Janelle is not for the faint at heart! She’s a sexy and dramatic spin to the classic skirt silhouette. She’s the skirt you want to pull out of the closet when you’re ready to turn heads!
The Janelle skirt is a woven, below-the-knee skirt with a faux wrap look accentuated by a dramatic-mid-thigh opening. The design of the skirt allows you to customize the height of your opening to your taste.
The Janelle skirt is designed with a full waistband and zipper opening at the center back, but would also look beautiful as a dress when combined with your favorite bodice.
Your wardrobe needs a throw-on-and-go dress that’s easy to wear, feminine, and comfortable! Jasmine looks beautiful in print and solids, textured and smooth. She’s easy to layer for cooler weather and perfect in your favorite more draped fabric for warmer months!
Jenna is cozy knit one-shoulder top sewing pattern that’s a great addition to your loungewear or athleisure collection. She’s got an asymmetric drape for a unique look and a wide band that fits the body across the hip and encourages the drape.
With only four pattern pieces, she’s sure to be a quick and easy sew!