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Learn about how to by an outstanding member of the fashion industry.  In our opinion, it would be a good idea to learn from other professionals at the Fashion Industry Network.  However, it is also important to read special how to guides that are relevant to the fashion industry and textile industry.

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At the Fashiondex "How To's" section, you will find books such as below.

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women : The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women offers an in-depth look into the techniques and theories of pattern drafting for women?s garments. Covering a wide variety of styles, textiles, and sizes, this book is useful for a wide range of pattern courses from introductory to advanced. It provides a sound introduction to the concepts and the processes of patternmaking, as well as a more advanced analysis of style and design. The book offers helpful techniques on taking measurements and adjusting the fit of garments for all body sizes, patterns, and types of fabrics.

The Practical Guide To Patternmaking For Fashion Designers: Menswear : The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear offers patternmaking techniques for a variety of garment styles and includes information on sizing, lining, and a variety of fabrics. Covering everything from casual to tailored designs, it can serve both as an introduction to the pattern-drafting skills necessary for menswear and as a more in-depth treatment of patternmaking techniques. The guide covers the patternmaking process for an array of menswear garments, as well as the accompanying theories and concepts.

The Vendor Compliance Handbook : This book answers the questions of any new designer: ?How do I produce a garment??, ?Where do I start??, and ?What standards should I use?? The book should help all those that are beginning in the fashion industry, and also facilitate those with existing loopholes that have been making their daily jobs grueling and hurting their businesses over time.

Apparel Design and Production Handbook/A Technical Reference : A best seller, containing standard body measurements for regular and special sizes in the Women's, Men's and Children's markets. Also, fully graded specs for all sizes, grade rules, sizing charts and more... A must-have book for every design and patternmaking room.

Fashion Sketchbook : Fashion Sketchbook, 5th Edition, explains step-by-step how to draw women, men, and children; pose the figure; develop the fashion head and face; sketch accessories; include garment details; and prepare flats and specs.

Patternmaking for Fashion Design : Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this hallmark book offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles?dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring?it provides all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy regardless of their complexity. Sewing guides included for the pleated trouser (with pattern layout), belt/loops, pockets, and zipper; the jean pant with pockets, countour belt, and fly front; and the gusset. Updated jacket foundation draft includes fabric preparation, interfacing, chest piece, tape control, and shoulder pads. Pant drafts?Trouser draft including pocket, waistband, and loop; dungaree foundation draft; grunge pant draft; and three jean waistline variations including pocket and sewing instruction. Includes fitting corrections for the basic patterns. Unique section on patternmaking for bias-cut garments. For anyone developing their patternmaking skills.

Fashion Illustration for Designers : The world of fashion is one of beautiful images and this textbook has been created to teach designers how to draw all types of fashion figures that reflect those beautiful images, in a modern approach.

Snap Fashion Sketchbook : The SnapFashun Sketchbook covers garmet design, trend research, and CAD in a fun and simple way.

Ornament : Imagine having an opulent compilation of history's most elegant and beautiful patterns and designs at your fingertips - to use, peruse, admire, and be inspired by.

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If you are new to the fashion industry or an experienced garmento, reading books about fashion and textiles is one of the best things you can do to stay ahead of the competition.  If you are serious about fashion, it is very important to stay educated regarding all issues regarding fiber to fashion.  Read a book about fabrics, manufacturing, pattern making etc.

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