Pleating: Fundamentals for Fashion Design is the first book ever written solely on the subject of pleating. With more than 300 photos of pleated, high-fashion creations and practical diagrams to follow, this book offers the basics needed to understand and use fabric pleating successfully. A foreword by Jack Sauma, founder of Mood Designer Fabrics, reminds us of how essential pleating is to the design world. Throughout, step-by-step explanations show you how, by understanding the types of pleats and their requirements, you can improve your design's creation process, budget planning, and "wow" factor. Authors Leon and George Kalajian are the father-and-son team heading New York's preeminent Tom’s Sons International Pleating. While the firm caters to couture evening wear and runway fashion, the concepts and definitions clearly explained in this book will allow everyone from home sewers to seasoned professionals to properly execute and communicate designs to others in the industry. This is an essential reference for designers, seamstresses, pattern makers, costumers, factory owners, students, and everyone involved in fashion.
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