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A lively introduction to apparel production with unparalleled focus on quality.
Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis, Fourth Edition, introduces fashion students to the production of ready-to-wear apparel and the objective evaluation of production costs and product quality. It provides a comprehensive overview of apparel production balanced with an impressive level of detail about apparel quality, enabling students to design and specify the best quality apparel possible at a particular price point. The book takes an industry approach, integrating the study of traditional clothing design and construction with current practices of the apparel manufacturing industry. Coverage of practical issues, industry methods, best practices, and related vocabulary effectively prepares students for tasks and challenges they will encounter in fashion careers.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Overview of the Apparel Industry: The Big Picture
CHAPTER 2 Government Regulations and Labeling: Communicating to Consumers
CHAPTER 3 Apparel Quality: The Priority of Industry and Consumers
CHAPTER 5 Shape, Silhouette, Style: Focus on Design Development
CHAPTER 6 Sizing and Fit: The Keys to Competitive Advantage
CHAPTER 7 Fabric: The Essential Quality Indicator
CHAPTER 8 Findings and Trim: More Quality Indicators
CHAPTER 9 Stitches: Holding the Garment Together
CHAPTER 10 Seams and Edge Treatments: Providing Structure
CHAPTER 11 Preliminary Garment Assembly: Parts and Panels
CHAPTER 12 Garment Assembly and Finishing: Pieces into Products
CHAPTER 13 Soft Home Fashions
APPENDIX A Generalizations about Usage, Cost, and Performance Characteristics of Common Apparel
APPENDIX Β Fabric Performance Specifications Available from American Society for Testing and Materials
APPENDIX C Apparel Sewing Thread Selection Guide by Tex Size for Major Seams (Courtesy of Coats American)
APPENDIX D Seams and Stitchings: Diagrams in ASTM 6193-97 Standard Practice for Stitches and Seams
APPENDIX Ε General Applications to Typical Operations: Applications of Stitches, Seams, and Stitchings in ASTM 6193-97 Standard Practice for Stitches and Seams