Ready-to-Wear Apparel Analysis, 4th edition

  • Patty Brown
  • Jannett Rice

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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 4         The Mass-Production Process: The Apparel Industry at Work

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          

Published by Pearson (August 11th 2013) - Copyright © 2014