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.
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
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.