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Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction, 10th Edition

Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction, 10th Edition
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By: Louise A. Liddell and Carolee S. Samuels

ISBN: 978-1-60525-593-4
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2012
Subject: Clothing and Fashion
Grade Level: 7-12
Retail Price: $90.00
School Price: $67.50


Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction is designed to help students understand the role of apparel in their lives and the lives of others. Students will learn about the textile and apparel industry from the U.S. and global viewpoint, the latest trends in fashion and apparel, the impact of fashion design on the industry, and a focus on career opportunities in textiles and apparel. In addition, students will also learn how to make the best decisions regarding the selection and care of apparel and how to construct apparel. This new edition also includes the following:
  • New chapters on fashion design and entrepreneurship.
  • Updated information on the textile industry, online shopping trends, apparel care products and equipment, and redesigning and recycling apparel.
  • Emphasis on the elements and principles of design as they relate to apparel.
  • Discussion on the cultural, societal, environmental, economic, and technological influences on textiles and apparel.
  • A wealth of chapter review materials—Think Critically, Apparel Applications, Academic Connections, Workplace Links, and FCCLA—that help students apply text concepts.

Previous Edition
Clothes & Your Appearance, 9th Edition

Related Title(s)
Fashion Marketing & Merchandising, 4th Edition

Table of Contents

Part One: Apparel and Fashion
  1. Understanding Clothing
  2. Understanding Fashion
  3. Textiles and Apparel Through the Years
  4. The Textile and Apparel Industry
  5. The Worldwide Apparel Industry
  6. A Closer Look at Fashion Design

Part Two: Apparel Decisions
  7. Planning a Wardrobe
  8. Apparel Decisions and Choices
  9. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
10. Choices as a Consumer
11. Get Your Money's Worth
12. Selecting Apparel for Family Members
13. Keeping Apparel Looking its Best
14. Laundry and Dry Cleaning
15. Repair, Redesign, and Recycle

Part Three: Color and Design
16. Color
17. The Elements and Principles of Design
Part Four: From Fibers to Fabrics
18. The Natural Fibers
19. The Manufactured Fibers
20. From Yarn to Fabric
21. Fabric Color and Finishes

Part Five: Sewing Techniques
22. Figure Types and Pattern Sizes
23. Selecting Patterns and Fabrics
24. Sewing Equipment
25. Getting Ready to Sew
26. Basic Sewing Skills
27. Advanced Sewing Skills
28. Serging Skills

Part Six: Career Preparation
29. Preparing for a Career
30. A Job and a Career
31. Entrepreneurship-Profiting from Your Skills

Look Inside

Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15)
   sample Front Matter (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Clothing and Fashion)
   sample Chapter 1 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Clothing and Fashion)
   sample Chapter 26 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Clothing and Fashion)
Presentations for PowerPoint
   sample Chapter 1 (PPS, 4.21 MB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PPS, 4.94 MB)
   sample Chapter 28 (PPS, 3.89 MB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


New Mexico
   PDF Clothing - Form F (PDF, 488 KB)
   PDF Clothing - Form F.3 (PDF, 287 KB)
North Carolina
   PDF Apparel I (PDF, 352 KB)
   PDF Textiles and Apparel Assembly (PDF, 204 KB)
  Note: Correlation files may not be available for all listed courses.

About Author(s)

Louise A. Liddell - Her career in family and consumer sciences includes 15 years of teaching high school in Tennessee. As Assistant Superintendent for a youth development center, she continued her work with teens. Louise's leadership roles in professional organizations include service at local, regional, state, and national levels. As president of the Tennessee Vocational Association, she received a Life Membership award in AVA for outstanding leadership. Louise is also the coauthor of the text Building Life Skills, as well as many magazine and newsletter articles. Louise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from Memphis State University. She is the author of Apparel: Design, Textiles & Construction and Preparing for Life and Career.

Carolee S. Samuels - served as Editorial Director for Family and Consumer Sciences and Career Education at Goodheart-Willcox Publisher, where she began as an Assistant Editor. Prior to her work as an editor, Carolee was a family and consumer sciences teacher in Illinois and Indiana for 14 years, teaching textiles and apparel to high school students as well as adults. She is active in numerous professional organizations and has held many offices. Carolee has a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree from the University of Illinois.


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Text 606 978-1-60525-593-4 $90.00$67.50
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Workbook 174 978-1-60525-594-1 $20.00$15.00
* Teacher's Resource Guide 978-1-60525-595-8 $104.00$78.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 978-1-60525-596-5 $248.00$186.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1170 test questions 978-1-60525-597-2 $244.00$183.00*
* Teacher's Presentations for PowerPoint® Individual License 1800 slides 978-1-60525-598-9 $200.00$150.00*
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