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Fashion Flats & Technical Drawing (Paperback) (Bina Abling & Felice Dacosta)
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Fashion flats are a critical business tool for fashion designers-fulfilling convergent design, artistic or production communication needs.Fashion Flats and Technical Drawing takes students step-by-step through the process for developing fashion flats that are both dynamic and precise.
Abling and DaCosta introduce and explain the function of technical drawing in the industry-differentiating flats, floats and specs and their essential applications as blueprints for garments. Straightforward techniques for creating CAD generated flats and specs are covered, including clear screen grabs, shortcuts and prompts, how to use the pen tool, and methods for using hand drawn flats to create digital drawings. Students will learn to draw basic garment details and silhouettes through instructional illustrations with red color used to clarify steps, drawing practice pages and detailed Guest Artist examples.
Instructional chapters cover classic design construction elements such as darts, gathers, trims and other draped garment details, then move into essential fashion styles for skirts, tops, dresses, pants, jackets and coats, progressing from basic to intermediate drawing skills. This book also shows key garment shapes from front to back view, including some appropriate side-view and 3/4 view flats that are rarely covered in competing titles. Menswear and childrenswear flats are introduced, where appropriate, to provide a broader understanding of different market applications for flats. The final chapter examines the presentation of flats as a collection.
This book will enhance technical drawing skills to effectively communicate fashion design concepts.