Professional Resources

The Apparel Technical design association provides its members with an array of services and resources designed to drive competitiveness in the global market.

Below is a list of current resources for apparel technical designers. Please e-mail us if you identify other resources we should consider for inclusion.

 

FREELANCE RESOURCES

technicaldesign.org, Tampa, FL

BAP.Amber@gmail.com, Los Angeles, CA (661) 964-8554 Amber Wyatt

www.fashioncentraldesign.com

www.gcwdesign.com , Portland,OR (503) 784-3825 Gia Whitney

mancinilanyc@gmail.com, New Jersey, NY, (201) 388-5703 Lisa Mancini

bernadette.berk@gmail.com, NYC, (201) 532-1809 Bernadette Berk

deborahbmeade@aol.com, NYC, Deborah Meade

enhsaihan.purev@gmail.com, LA, CA (425) 443-0362 Enhsaihan Purev

candice.catherine@gmail.com , New Jersey, NY, (646) 441-0062 Candice Sanders

rosahildebrandt@gmail.com, Los Angeles,CA (213) 400-1342 Rosa Hildebrandt

 tld0207@gmail.com, Charlotte, NC, (704)930-8210 Tara Diggs

corylondon73@gmail.com, Los Angeles, CA (310) 308-2382 Cory London

priyamit75@gmail.com, Chicago, IL, (630) 885-0148 Dr. Priya Pandey

annanee.wong@gmail.com, NYC, (646) 772-8902 Annanee Wong

erica@voxnclothing.com, Boise, Idaho 515.333.2704 Erica Becker

apwieting@yahoo.com Los Angeles, CA 818-298-1897 Alicia Paulet Wieting

Techdesign17@yahoo.com NYC, (631)766-8993 Lillian Garcia

pdaskin55@gmail.com, NYC, (917)392-3482 Patricia Daskin

andreassonmarie@hotmail.com, NYC, (347)693-5955 Marie Andreasson Hall

ritazylberman@gmail.com, NYC, (201) 543-9029 Rita Zylberman

Varostudio@gmail.com, Atlanta, GA (917)557-1850 Vanessa Franks

milelie@hotmail.com, NYC, (347)735-7064 Leslie Costa

anandmandhyan2@gmail.com, NYC (646)322-0885 Anand Mandhyan

ktseals@comcast.net    Las Vegas,  NV, (503) 407-3133 Kelly Seals

dll_home@yahoo.com Detroit, MI 310-908-4265 Diane Card  

WEBSITES

www.smartpatternmaking.com

http://dnacolab.com

www.abcseams.com

paromiradas.com

apparelmag.com

techexchange.com

Style2Designer.com

FashionMag.com

Amefird.com

Apparelnews.net

WWD.com

fashiondex.com

 

BOOKS

  • Deborah Beard: The complete book of technical design.First Edition, Pearson 2014

• Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen: Technical sourcebook for Designers, First Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2010

• Paula J.Myers-McDevitt: Complete guide to size specification and Technical Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2007

• Nancy Zieman: Pattern Fitting, First Edition, Krause Publication, 2009

• The Perfect fit, Creative Publishing Int., First Edition, 2005

• Sandra Betzina: Fast Fit, Easy pattern alterations for every figure, First Edition, Taunton Press, 2003

• Sarah Veblen: The complete photo guide to Perfect Fitting, Creative Publishing Int., 2012

• AATCC: AATCC Technical Manual, updated annually

• Aldrich, Winifred: Metric Pattern Cutting, Third Edition, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1994

• Aldrich, Winifred: Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd., 1994

• Amaden-Crawford, Connie: The Art of Fashion Draping, Third Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2005

• Armstrong, Helen Joseph: Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Harper Collins Publishers, 1987

• Armstrong, Helen Joseph: Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Second Edition, Harper Collins College Publishers, 1995

• ASTM International: Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volumes 7.01 and 7.02 Textiles, updated annually

• Besserman, Harry: Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making, FIT, 1988

• Coats: The Technology of Thread and Seams, Second Edition, Industrial Products Marketing, J & P Coats Limited

• Collier, Billie J., Bide, Martin J., and Tortora, Phyllis G.: Understanding Textiles, Seventh Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2009

• Cooklin, Gerry: Pattern Grading for Women’s Clothes: The Technology of Sizing, BSP Professional Books, 1990

• Erwin, Mabel D.: Practical Dress Design: Principles of Fitting and Pattern Making, Revised Edition, The MacMillan Company, 1940

• Fashiondex, The: The Apparel Design and Production Hand Book (A Technical Reference), The Fashiondex, Inc., 1998

• Gioello, Debbie Ann and Berke, Beverly: Fashion Production Terms, Fairchild Publications, 1979

• Handford, Jack: Professional Pattern Grading for Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s Apparel, Plycon Press, 1980

• Handford, Jack: Professional Patternmaking for Designers: Women’s Wear, Men’s Casual Wear, Fairchild Publications, 2003

• Hillhouse, Marion S. and Mansfield, Evelyn A.: Dress Design: Draping and Flat Pattern Making, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948

• Hollen, Norma R. and Kundel, Carolyn J.: Pattern Making by the Flat Pattern Method, Sixth Edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987

• Hudson, Peyton B.: Guide to Apparel Manufacturing, MEDIApparel, Inc., 1989

• Hudson, Peyton B., Clapp, Anne C., and Kness, Darlene: Joseph’s Introductory Textile Science, Sixth Edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1993

• Jaffe, Hilde and Relis, Nurie: Draping for Fashion Design, Reston Publishing Company, Inc., 1973

• Jaffe, Hilde and Rosa, Rosa: Childrenswear Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1990

• Joseph, Marjory L.: Essentials of Textiles. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976

• Joseph-Armstrong, Helen: Draping for Apparel Design, Fairchild Publications, 2000

• Kawashima, Masaaki: Fundamentals of Men’s Fashion Design: A Guide to Tailored Clothes, First Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1974

• Kilgus, Roland, Editor: Clothing Technology, Verlag Europa-Lehrmittel, 1996

• Knowles, Lori A.: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear, Fairchild Publications, 2006

• Liechty, E. G., Pottberg, D.N. and Rasband, J.A.: Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach, Fairchild Fashion and Merchandising Group, 1992

• Lohman, Timothy G, Roche, Alex F, and Martorell, Reynaldo, Editors: Anthropometric Standardization Reference Manual, Abridged Edition, Human Kinetics Books, 1991

• MacDonald, Nora M. and Weibel, Ruth E.: Principles of Flat Pattern Design, Prentice Hall, 1988

• MacIntyre, Lynn: Easy Guide to Sewing Pants, The Taunton Press, 1998

• Mehta, Pradip V.: An Introduction to Quality Control for the Apparel Industry, American Society for Quality Control, 1992

• Moore, Carolyn L., Mullet, Kathy K., and Young, Margaret Prevatt: Concepts of Pattern Grading, Fairchild Publications, 2001

• Price, Jeanne and Zamkoff, Bernard: Grading Techniques for Fashion Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1996

• Rasband, Judith: Fabulous Fit, Fairchild Publications, 1994

• Roberts, Edmund B., Onishenko, Gary: Fundamentals of Men’s Fashion Design: A Guide to Casual Clothes, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1985

• Schwartz, Peter, Rhodes, Trevor, and Mohamed, Mansour: Fabric Forming Systems, Noyes Publications, 1982

• Solinger, Jacob: Apparel Manufacturing Handbook-Analysis, Principles, and Practice, Second Edition, Bobbin Blenheim Media Corporation, 1988

• Textile Institute, The: Textile Terms and Definitions, Tenth Edition, The Textile Institute, 1995

• Wolfe, Mary: Fashion!, The Goodheart – Willcox Company, Inc.; South Holland, Illinois, 1993

• Zangrillo, Frances Leto: Fashion Design for the Plus-Size, Fairchild Publications, 1990

 

 

 


ADDITIONAL PATERN MAKING BOOKS

• Aldrich, W (2004-revised edition) Metric Pattern Cutting 

• Campbell, H (1980) Designing Patterns – A Fresh Approach to Pattern Cutting 

• Chunman Lo, D (2011) Pattern Cutting 

• Joseph-Armstrong, H (2006) Patternmaking for Fashion Design 

 • Nakamichi, T. (2010) Pattern Magic

• The Art of Garment Making by A.A. Whife - The Tailor & Cutter

• Cutting from Block Patterns by A.A. Whife - The Tailor & Cutter

• Designing & Cutting Modern Leisure & Cotton Garments for Men by A.G. Chaudhrey - The Taiolor & Cutter*The Modern

• Tailor, Outfitter & Clothier Vol 1,2,3 1928 Edited by A.A. Whife - The Caxton Press

• The Art of Cutting & Fitting by J.K. Wilson - The Tailor & Cutter Frank.

•  Ladies Garment Cutting & Making by F.R. Morris - (The Cutters 'Bible')

• Metric Pattern Cutting by Winifred Aldrich - ISBN 0-7135-1329-2

* Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear , including CAD by Winifred Aldrich - ISBN 0-632-02635-9

• Shirts & Men's Habidashery 1840 to 1920 A Tribute to Betty Williams by R.L. Shep & Gail Cariou.

• Modern Design & Grading for Men's & Boys by The Master Designer.

• Metrication, Its Application to Pattern Construction & Drafting of Men's Outerwear, C.G. Stovell & S. Deighton - The London College of Fashion