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Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction
Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: by Rosa Garcia Prieto ; Illustrations by Adriana Munoz Laverde
Audience: Trade
Specs: full-color photographs, line drawings, glossary
Pages: 120
Trim Size: 7 1/4" X 10" X 3/8"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20140911
Copyright Year: 2014
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Folds in Fashion: The Art of Pleating in Clothing Design and Construction

Step-by-step instructions for 24 specialized techniques for the experienced sewer.

The newfound fondness for fashionable handmade clothes is driving a robust market for sewing machines. The New York Times reports that sales more than doubled over the last decade. These creative sewers are hungry for resources to help them create personalized clothing.

Folds in Fashion provides detailed instructions on how to make 24 basic projects that create sophisticated embellishments for contemporary fashion pieces. Experienced sewers will revel in the creative projects and ideas from Rosa Garcia Prieto.

Clear line drawings and concise instructions simplify the complex construction of features that are both consistent with current trends and timeless. Only standard sewing tools are required.

Folds in Fashion covers both traditional projects and those with elements of innovation. The book is about working with the natural tendencies of fabrics to create three-dimensional shapes with the appropriate textures that often imitate natural forms. Each project provides different ideas to apply to small details or to an entire pattern. Thanks to great illustrations that show the final results, everyone can adjust an initial idea and give it a personal touch.

The 24 projects include:

  • Origami Rectangles with Strips
  • Filigree Pleats
  • Symmetrical Tucks for Skirts
  • Frills inserted into Pleats
  • Pleats and Ruffles Combination for Necklines
  • Louis XV Jabot
  • Frayed Fabric Roses
  • Wire Snails
  • Pointed Shoulder Pads
  • Microdrapery
  • Irregular Pleated Bodice
  • Sixteenth-Century Ruff
  • Godet Pleats with Tulle Ruffles
  • Quilting with Kapok.

Innovative, inspiring and concise, Folds in Fashion is an ideal how-to book for new designers and adventurous sewers.

Bio:

With more than 15 years' experience in fashion, Rosa Garcia Prieto has been head of production for Alma Aguilar design house since 2004, and oversees the Bridal Atelier. She creates prototypes and prepares technical specifications of seasonal collections, as well as teaching production at fashion schools.

Preface:

Introduction

There is real magic in the pleasure of traditional sewing -- sitting patiently, caringly and imaginatively shaping fabrics to develop personal creations that defy production line fashion.

Folds in Fashion is a book for all lovers of the craft of sewing. It consists of basic projects, which are illustrated step-by-step and require only a few basic tools.

In these pages you will find traditional techniques as well as projects with an element of innovation that provide different ideas for clothing. These ideas can be applied to small details or to the entire garment.

New designers will find this book especially helpful. Illustrated final results help you grasp the basic concepts for each project and allow you to play around with the initial idea, giving it your own touch. In some of the projects, we show you how to create classic pieces and then invite you to give them your own twist, starting your own trends.

This book is about working with the natural characteristics of fabrics, creating three-dimensional shapes with suitable textures and even imitating nature to convey an idea or tell a story through a garment and its details.

TOC:

Contents

    Introduction
    Origami Rectangles with Strips
    3-D Heart
    Wire Snails
    Pointed Shoulder Pads
    The Wheel of Fortune
    Wind Mills
    Filigree Pleats
    Fortuny Pleat
    Crinkled Ties
    Symmetrical Tucks for Skirts
    Gathered Flowers on a Circular Base
    Frills Iinserted into Pleats
    Pleats and Ruffles Combination for Necklines
    Godet Pleats with Tulle Ruffles
    Louis XV Jabot
    Frayed Fabric Roses
    Frilled Belt
    Sixteenth-Century Ruff
    Quilting with Kapok
    Microdrapery
    Irregular Pleated Bodice
    Overlapping Diamond Fantasy
    Snake Scales
    Shirt Collar
    Glossary

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