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Cooklin's Garment Technology for Fashion Designers, 2nd Edition



Cooklin's Garment Technology for Fashion Designers, 2nd Edition

Gerry Cooklin, Steven George Hayes, John McLoughlin, Dorothy Fairclough

ISBN: 978-1-119-95247-3 November 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 208 Pages


Build the knowledge and understanding of garment technology essential to any designer

In today's competitive fashion industry, it is essential that designers have a working understanding of garment technology. This 2nd edition has been comprehensively updated, with in-depth information on stitches, guides and attachments and sewing techniques, all of which are fully illustrated. There are enhanced chapters on machine and equipment technology explaining the uses, features and limitations of garment manufacturing equipment, enabling designers to create products that can be manufactured efficiently and with a high degree of quality.

  • Approached from the fashion designer's mindset, this book features illustrations to help users build their knowledge and understanding
  • Blends theoretical and practical material
  • Updated with the latest and most modern advances in clothing technology
  • Illustrated throughout to help shape the reader's knowledge and understanding of garment technology
Preface – about this revised edition vi

Acknowledgements vii

Part I The Commercial Designer 1

Chapter 1 The Designer's Role within Product Development and Manufacture 3

Chapter 2 The Designer and Garment Costs — The Commercial Designer 7

Chapter 3 Pattern Cutting and Materials Utilisation 15

Chapter 4 Garment Trimmings 36

Chapter 5 Designing for Manufacture 47

Part II Garment Technology 53

Chapter 6 Understanding Textile Materials 55

Chapter 7 Sample Cutting 76

Chapter 8 The Principles of Fusing Technology 99

Chapter 9 The Principles of Sewing Technology 112

Chapter 10 The Principles of Pressing Technology 138

Chapter 11 Garment Finishing and Inspection 150

Chapter 12 Selecting Appropriate Technology 160

Part III The Operation of the Product Development Department 165

Chapter 13 The Sample Room 167

Chapter 14 Communication 173

Chapter 15 Management/Leadership and Organisation 184

References 193

Index 195