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Since the first edition of Metric Pattern Cutting was published in 1975 to provide a straightforward introduction to flat pattern cutting, it has become the established textbook on the subject.The fourth edition continues to offer an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, with a range of good basic blocks and examples of their application to garments. The original blocks and many of the pattern adaptations have therefore been... more...

What shawls, (head) scarves, capes, sarongs and pareos all have in common is that they consist of one piece of fabric. However, they differ enormously in size and shape and how they are wrapped and tied. WRAP & DRAPE FASHION provides a comprehensive course in designing and drawing these popular fashion items.

Fulfill your sex kitten fantasies and your crafting jones at the same time: knit naughty! Naughty Needles is a fun and feisty knitting adventure filled with designs that can go from bedroom to costume party and back again. Play it sweet in a Fembot babydoll nightie or sex it up in Hootchie Kootchie pasties. When you’re feeling frisky, knit up the Baby Blue-Ball Gag or play dress-up in the naughty nurse cap or the felted Red Riding Hood cape. New and... more...

As consumer demands increase and global competition intensifies, the industry must find ways of engineering certain performance requirements into textiles and apparel. Written by two highly distinguished authors, this book reviews how fabrics and garments can be engineered to meet technical performance and other characteristics required for the specific end-use. The authors cover fabric and garment handling and making-up performance, and wear... more...

A superb reference book and an ideal instructional textbook for classroom use, this beautifully illustrated guide is organized into units that reflect required courses at leading design colleges. Twenty step-by-step exercises cover methods of finding inspiration, developing observation techniques, and creating fashion drawings in both color and black-and-white media. Separate sections are devoted to getting started and understanding figure proportions,... more...


Coinciding with the "Sailor Chic" exhibition at the National Maritime Museum (NMM), this book explores naval identity, contemporary fashion, and masculinity in three essays and features newly commissioned art that fully illustrates the NMM’s uniform collection. Personal papers, diaries, fiction and other period artifacts combine with the images to demonstrate the significance of male fashion and uniform in forging a national, hierarchical, gendered... more...

With these attractive ethnic patterns from the Andes, knitters not only expand their design repertoire, they literally knit a connection with other cultures. The fabulous selection of 25 projects includes vibrant bags and other accessories based on the rich traditions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Knit fingerless mittens and a purse from Peru’s Ollantaytambo region. A wonderfully functional Argentinean felt bag fits around the... more...

With this exciting new collection, Ann takes the classic twinset to a new level that includes the traditional shell-and-cardigan combination and so much more! Explore unique pairings such as a turtleneck with vest and headband, skirts and sweaters, a dress with wristlets, or a cabled cardigan and socks; the pieces can be worn alone or together. Find something for every season! Features gorgeous, timeless designs in smooth yarns, solid colors, and rich... more...

Until recently, very little was known about medieval shoes. Glimpses in manuscript illustrations and on funerary monuments, with the occasional reference by a contemporary writer, was all that the costume historian had as evidence, not least because leather tends to perish after prolonged contact with air, and very few actual examples survived. In recent years, however, nearly 2,000 shoes, many complete and in near-perfect condition, have been... more...