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Apparel, Clothing & Garments Books

 
An Introduction
Books are the best and the most patient of teachers. From the basics to the highly technical aspects, we learn everything from books. This section gives you the opportunity to browse through the innumerable books available for teaching the highly technical craft of apparel making.
 
 

The Perfect Wedding Dress
The Perfect Wedding Dress
By : Philip Delamore

This book is the perfect guide for bride with 300 atmospheric photos of gorgeous gowns with many inspiring ideas and visual references. It is organized by dress style like ball gown, princess line, mermaid, and so on and by dress part like necklines, backs, veils, trains, and much more. This book also guides about fabrics best suit each design and offers suggestions for appropriate headwear, jewelry, and shoes.
The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman
The One Hundred: A Guide to the Pieces Every Stylish Woman
By : Nina Garcia

The One Hundred' tells about fashion's timeless pieces. It provides information to all the women about shopping for stocking one's closet. The book contains 100 items that the author feels will never go out of fashion and that are essential for every woman to define her own style.
Apparel Design and Production Handbook
Apparel Design and Production Handbook
By : A Technical Reference

Apparel Design and Production Handbook is a reference guide for designers, merchandisers, technical designers, production managers, industry executives and apparel making factories. It includes standard body measurements of all sizes of men, women and kids wear. It also includes grade-rule charts for each size range.

Fit For Real People
Fit For Real People
By : Palmer/Pletsch Publishing

This book offers easy and practical fitting system for different women's bodies. It is measure-free and doesn't require drafting skills. Special attention is paid for tricky challenges. Alternative fitting methods such as draping and computer design etc. are also included in the book.
Rip It! How to Deconstruct and Reconstruct the Clothes of Your Dreams
Rip It! How to Deconstruct and Reconstruct the Clothes of Your Dreams
By : Elissa Meyrich

The book teaches beginners and experienced sewers to create apparels having new designs from an old wardrobe by customizing pieces bought from cheap chain stores, thrift shops, or found in closet. It contains basic information on sewing and alteration, faster sewing methods, sources of supplies, advice on which fabrics, important cutting rules, with illustrated layouts & drawings.
Art to Wear
Art to Wear
By : Jana Ewy

This book covers two trends --embellishments and wearable art. Basic projects of this book include everything from jewelry and purses to belts and shoes and craft techniques like beading, painting, stamping and metal crafts, it also include creative embellishments for every taste, including eyelets, beads, rhinestones and paint

Details Men's Style Manual
Details Men's Style Manual
By : Daniel Peres

Details Men's Style Manual' is a wardrobe guide for men. It provides advice to all men about choosing the right kind of dress for every situation. It contains full-color illustrations of many outfits, with complete explanations of what works and why, minute details about every type of apparel, from shirt, suits, jackets, ties, shoes and much more, advice on choosing clothes according to shapes and comments from icons of contemporary male style
The Party Dress
The Party Dress
By : Alexandra Black

This book captures the effervescence of the party dress. It include designs of most flattering frock at the most public occasions, whether for summer afternoon parties, cocktails, or formal balls. It traces the rise of the party dress complete with the best examples of gowns by top designers–such as Carolina Hererra, Giorgio Armani, Lanvin, Balenciaga, and Zac Posen.
Bridal Gowns: How to Make the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams
Bridal Gowns: How to Make the Wedding Dress of Your Dreams
By : Susan E. Andriks

This book teaches designing, creating and sewing wedding gowns. It provides various ideas, tips and techniques for making wedding gowns. The book has tips for cutting and sewing lace, sewing satins and other slippery fabrics, embellishments, trains, veils and headpieces. It also gives a simple guide for creating a total wedding color plan, including attendants gowns and flowers.