Here in these indexed posts, and in Contemporary Fashion Education’s books and videos, is professional information you need to make beautiful clothing that fits

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This is how  high-end clothing is sewn in the industry. Developed by the USA manufacturing industry during the First and Second World Wars, these drafting and sewing procedures are easier, faster, and far more professional than the home-sewing techniques currently on the market. Now available to you, thanks to years of research and testing with people just like you, these procedures can be used in the home with minimal equipment and expenditure. Comments or questions? Please contact Laurel at 215 884 7065 or by email.

About the author  36: Why I write  48: Why I Write

Blouses  79: How Shirts Differ from Blouses

Books: fashion/business   32: About Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts  103: Fashions from Lady’s Godey Book, 1858   104: MORE Lady Godey’s Book Fashions – May 1878  110: FASHION BOOKS for design and business  102: Sustainable Fashion – Small is Beautiful

Business  33: Starting a Clothing Factory   62: Pricing

Bust fit  67: Choosing your bra size  77: Moving the Bust Area

Caring for clothing & fabric  93: Washing Tips

Children’s clothing  58: Designing and Sewing a Little Girl’s Dress and Bonnet
78: Making a Child’s Dress from a Home Sewing Pattern  90: Anything that can go wrong, will – Murphy’s Law  91: Sewing a Baby Boy’s Hat with a Matching Band

Classes  40: Fit, Sewing Techniques Classes  45: WINTER 2015 CLASSES  54: PRIVATE LESSONS   121: The Skirt Course

 

Color  98: Planning Your Spring Wardrobe with Professional Color Techniques

Costuming  42: Interview, Also, Preview of Downton Abbey Visit  51: Winterthur’s Downton Abbey Clothing Exhibit  52: More Downton Abbey Clothing From the Exhibit  61: Mummers’ Costumes  66: Belly dancing attire

Movies  126: Bombshell – movie review

 

Cutting  9: Cutting a Blouse  59: Shira Cuts  84: Sewing for Entrepreneurs – Cutting to Match  87: Custom Couture – Cutting to Match 128: High-end Cutting Tips  132: How to Make Hand-Rolled Scarves

 

Designing a professional wardrobe involves coordinating what you have  with what you decide to make.

 

 

Design – Personal  44: Beauty Secrets  67: Choosing your bra size  77: Moving the Bust Area  80: How to Choose the Right Size Sewing Pattern  82: Professional procedure for Designing & Sewing Personal Clothing  98: Planning Your Spring Wardrobe with Professional Color Techniques  105: High-fashion wigs and other items  113: Career Dressing – Presidential Candidate Wardrobe Considerations  119: Christine Lagarde, A World Leader’s Wardrobe  120: Designing a Practical Wardrobe

 

 

 

Doll Clothes  43: BARBIE’S PROM GOWN  46: DOLL CLOTHES  96: Historical Doll Clothes ALSO on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  125: A Christmas Story

Drafting  32: About Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts  77: Moving the Bust Area  86: Professional Drafting and Sewing Techniques

Draping  34: Dress Form Usage

Dress forms  34: Dress Form Usage  135: How to use a dress form – https://cfashionedu.com/135-how-to-use-a-dress-form/

Dressy clothing  66: Belly dancing attire  70: The Prom Dress

Fitting  32: About Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts  39: Pattern and Clothing Sizing 
74: How to Measure Crotch Depth  77: Moving the Bust Area  80: How to Choose the Right Size Sewing Pattern  107: Grading – How Fit and Sizing are Achieved  112: Fitting Pants

Grading 
65: Scanning for fit  107: Grading – How Fit and Sizing are Achieved

Hats  91: Sewing a Baby Boy’s Hat with a Matching Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hemming  88: Hemming Pants

History of Fashion  63: Fashions in the Thirties

Home sewing vs industrial/sample making  109: Home Sewing Instructions – why they lag behind industrial methods

Knitting  58: Designing and Sewing a Little Girl’s Dress and Bonnet  118: Liberty Bell Knitting Guild

Machinery 49: Safety-Stitch Problems  57: Fabric Jams  60: Winding Bobbins While Sewing 
73: Efficient Feed Dog Usage

Make up  44: BEAUTY SECRETS

 

 

 

E.F. Schumacher says industry needs to be scaled down so it can be used at the village level.

 

Manufacturing  33: Starting a Clothing Factory  41: SEMINAR – From Conception to Production  71: Producing a Fashion Line in America  102: Sustainable Fashion – Small is Beautiful  123: High-end vs. Mass-produced

Manufacturing – History  106: The Development of Modern Apparel Manufacturing Methods 
117: USA Fashion’s Fight for Better Working Conditions and Wages

Masks  130: CoverAidPHL Fabric mask v1 Production  131: Tips for Mass-Producing CoverAidPHL Fabric mask v1  132: How to Make Hand-Rolled Scarves  133: How to Hand-Sew a Mask  134: How to Make a Mask Without Sewing

 

Measuring  67: Choosing your bra size  74: How to Measure Crotch Depth   
107: Grading-How Fit and Sizing are Achieved  112: Fitting Pants

Men’s Clothing. See Pants

Movies  126: Bombshell – movie review

Pants  32: About Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts  74: How to Measure Crotch Depth  75: Preparing to Sew Pants  76: Sewing Pants  88: Hemming Pants  112: Fitting Pants

Patterns  35: Home Sewing Pattern’s Sleeve Cap/Armhole Problem

Pricing  62: Pricing

Quilting  47: A quilt, made by a child in the late 1800s  50: READERS’ QUILTS

Recipes  95: Decadent Cherry Chocolate Chip Valentine’s Day Cake

Sample making, also see Sewing  31: Sample Making Defined  69: Why learn sample making – sewing as done in industry?  99: Sample Making Process  100: Couture Sewing defined  116: Basic High-End Sewing Procedures Everyone Needs to Know  122: Professional, High-end Tips to Speed Your Sewing

Sample making vs home sewing  35: Home Sewing Pattern’s Sleeve Cap/Armhole Problem   36: Why I write  124: Sample making vs. Home sewing

Scanning  65: Scanning for fit 

Schools – fashion schools 
37: Jenna is back from her internship in India
  64: NYC Fashion Schools

Sewing, also see Sample Making  49: SAFETY-STITCH SEAM PROBLEMS  75: Preparing to Sew Pants  76: Sewing Pants  83: Sewing for Entrepreneurs  84: Sewing for Entrepreneurs – Cutting to Match  86: Professional Drafting and Sewing Techniques   
90: Anything that can go wrong, will – Murphy’s Law
  99: Sample Making Process  100: Couture Sewing defined  101: Finishing Seams

Shirts  79: How Shirts Differ from Blouses

Shopping  108: Fabulous Shopping in Cape May

Shows  38: Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love Fashion Exhibit  42: Interview, Also, Preview of Downton Abbey Visit  51: Winterthur’s Downton Abbey Clothing Exhibit  52: More Downton Abbey Clothing From the Exhibit  53: Winners – Clothing/Textiles at the PA Farm Show  56: African Fashion on a Global Stage  68: Philadelphia Flower Show – 2018  92: Texworld Trade Show Visit  94: Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now  96: Historical Doll Clothes ALSO on Display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  97: Flower Power – PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Grade rule

Sizing  39: Pattern and Clothing Sizing. See also Grading  80: How to Choose the Right Size Sewing Pattern  107: Grading – How Fit and Sizing are Achieved    A set of graded slopers is shown on the left.

Skirts  32: About Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts

Student work  37: Jenna is back from her internship in India  85: Students display professional skills

Sustainability  102: Sustainable Fashion – Small is Beautiful  114: Texworld USA Trade Show, Upcycling, Summer 2019

Teaching Styles  55: Styles and Methods of Teaching Sewing

Trade shows  115: US Trade Policy – Seminar at Texworld Trade Show – July 2019

Trends – fashion trends  81: California Fashions

Wardrobing  82: Professional procedure for Designing & Sewing Personal Clothing  98: Planning Your Spring Wardrobe with Professional Color Techniques  105: High-fashion wigs and other items  113: Career Dressing – Presidential Candidate Wardrobe Considerations  119: Christine Lagarde, A World Leader’s Wardrobe  120: Designing a Practical Wardrobe

Wigs  105: High-fashion wigs and other items

Zippers  89: Setting a Zipper in a Lapped Seam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Laurel, writing and diagramming sample making procedures used in industry.

4 Comments. Leave new

  • Marlon Jackson Brooks
    October 1, 2020 3:24 am

    Hi Laurel I was scrolling through your post and noticed your zipper been attached to a ribbon . Can you help me to understand that demonstration with the red zipper? Thank you Laurel.

    Reply
    • Thanks for asking about this, Marlon. I’ve corrected the caption under the picture to read, “Narrow grosgrain ribbon sewn over the teeth prevents a skirt fabric’s loosely woven yarns from catching in the teeth.”

      Sewing the narrow grosgrain ribbon over the teeth is only needed when the garment’s fabric is loosely woven and likely to catch in the teeth. Lrl

      Reply
  • Jeannette Antry
    October 2, 2020 1:44 pm

    So much information. I have read most if not all of these posts. I am so excited to be able to easily review any post from your index. This is a great blog. Thanks for sharing and being so generous.

    Jnetti

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