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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design


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Preface PART I-GETTING STARTED 1. Introduction to Size Specification and Technical Design 2. Tools of the Trade 3. Basic Measurement Points PART II-WORKING WITH KNITS 4.Knit Tops 5.Knit Skirts 6.Knit Pants 7.Knit Dresses 8.Knit Jumpsuits and One-Piece Garments PART III-WORKING WITH WOVENS 9. Woven Tops 10. Woven Skirts 11. Woven Pants 12. Woven Dresses 13. Woven Jumpsuits and One-Piece Garments 14. Blazers and Unconstructed Jackets 15. Outerwear/Coats PART IV-CHILDREN'S WEAR AND MENSWEAR 16. Children's Wear Garments 17. Menswear Garments PART V-FITTING AND GRADING 18. Achieving the Perfect Fit 19. Grading Appendix A: Basic Garment Croquis Glossary Index

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The 3rd Edition of Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design is a comprehensive learning guide for measuring garments using standard industry practices. This edition now includes more information on PDM/PLM systems, coverage of childrenswear, new flats and basic body figure croquis.

About the Author

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has been a production manager, technical design manager and instructor at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College, US.


This book proved to be invaluable. It is clear and accurate and contains very precise flats that are extremely useful in aiding students to understand the importance and requirements of accurate working drawings. -- Kevin Freeman, Norwich University of the Arts, UK
It is a specific and detailed resource on how to measure and record data for apparel products. -- Sheryl Farnan, Metropolitan Community College, US
This is a great book if you are teaching students how to develop a technical package. It has very detailed information about what goes on each sheet. I like the author's approach. She summarizes the standards in retail and gradually explains the importance of the roles involved in the production of a garment. I think the book flows at a great pace and really explains topics well. -- Dyana Harrison, Clary Sage College, US
I really like this book because it contains comprehensive coverage of all garment measurement points. I have not found another book that offers this in such a comprehensive way. I like the inclusion of different types of garment examples and worksheets for students to work through. The students like the book because it is very easy to use and is written in a way they can understand. The spiral binding is also a great addition so the book can lay flat. -- Janace Bubonia, Texas Christian University, US
It's very easy to reference in how it is laid out overall. Love the addition of menswear and standard body measurements. Also like that there are grade rules for both number and letter sizing. This is by far the best spec book that is currently published. -- Tricia Edwards, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), US

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