Synopses & Reviews
This is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers have been waiting for. It's like having your own personal textiles expert on hand to recommend fabrics that match the effects you want to achieve. You'll discover how different fabrics perform, and you'll learn the many ways to use them.
The directory is organized by function. Do you want a fabric for its structure, fluidity, added volume, definition, or decoration? Do you want a garment that clings to the figure, or one that allows you to construct a whole new silhouette? What is the overall effect you are aiming to achieve--pretty, or lustrous and magnificent?
Each fabric described in the directory comes with color photos of samples that illustrate its properties, helping you understand how a given fabric's qualities make it suitable for specific items of apparel.
At the back of the book you will find essential guides to fiber properties, counts, weaves, knits, weights, characteristics, and care advice.
Gail Baugh teaches textiles and merchandising at both San Francisco State University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She has extensive fashion industry experience, particularly in global product development and sourcing for large retail chains.
"The book's discussion of responsible design and fabric production provides the foundation for detailed descriptions of over 120 fabrics and fabric manipulations. . . . This directory will be a valuable addition for university and college libraries supporting fashion and textiles programs, as well as industry professionals."
--CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
This valuable materials directory for professional dressmakers and fashion designers is also a good reference source for students of fashion design, as well as for those who make their own garments. The author points out the best fabrics for creating specific garments, explaining how each fabric's qualities make it suitable for various items of apparel. Knowing which fabrics can support a structured silhouette is fundamental to fashion design, and this book explains the use of stiff or crisply textured fabrics for tailored garments, as well as soft textured fabrics for rounded forms. Ornamentation is also discussed, and includes advice on how to work with different fabrics to create what author Gail Baugh classifies as opulent, simple, and in-between decorative effects. The book's additional features include:
Fiber characteristics charts Weave charts and knit charts with fabric names and photos A glossary of terms and definitions Lists of textile suppliers, online stores, and study resources
This directory of textiles and their uses is profusely illustrated with more than 500 color photos.
andldquo;Designers, weandrsquo;re going to Mood!andrdquo;
More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New Yorkandrsquo;s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-howandmdash;plus their behind-the-scenes storiesandmdash;to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentalsandmdash;from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its constructionandmdash;and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.
About the Author
Mood Fabrics is the number-one shopping destination for fashion fabric in the world: The NYC flagship store alone plays host to more than 1,600 customers every day. The newer Los Angeles store includes a sewing school that serves more than 2,000 students weekly. Named one of andldquo;Fashionandrsquo;s 50 Most Powerfulandrdquo; by the New York Daily News, this international destination has played a vital role in the fashion world for more than two decades.