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Clothes & Your Appearance, 9th Edition

Clothes & Your Appearance, 9th Edition
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By: Louise A. Liddell and Carolee S. Samuels

ISBN: 978-1-59070-685-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2008
Subject: Clothing and Fashion
Grade Level: 7-12
Retail Price: $68.00
School Price: $51.00


Clothes & Your Appearance is designed to help students understand the role clothing plays in their lives, how to make the best decisions regarding the selection and care of clothing, and how to construct apparel. In addition, students learn about textiles and design, the textiles and apparel industry—its history as well as the latest trends, and the many career opportunities in the textiles and apparel field. Information is provided on how to choose a career field, find and apply for a job, and develop the skills needed for success on the job.
  • Striking design with color photos, including museum photos of actual fashions from as early as the 1700s.
  • Information includes nanotechnology in textiles, lyocell and bamboo textiles, tagless and seamless garments, changes in the textile industry, online shopping tends, MyPyramid, suntanning concerns, laundry products and equipment, recycling clothing, renewed interest in knitting and other crafts, and expanded coverage of entrepreneurship.

Previous Edition
Clothes and Your Appearance, 8th Edition

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Fashion!, 6th Edition
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Table of Contents

Part One: You and Your Clothes
  1. Your Clothes Speak for You
  2. Understanding Fashion
  3. The Evolution of Textiles and Apparel

Part Two: Managing Your Apparel Dollar
  4. Planning a Wardrobe
  5. Clothing Decisions and Choices
  6. Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
  7. Your Choices as a Consumer
  8. Getting Your Moneys Worth
  9. Selecting Clothes for Family Members

Part Three: Looking Your Best
10. Colors for You
11. Making Design Work for You
12. Taking Care of Your Body
13. Taking Care of Your Appearance

Part Four: Fabrics and Their Care
14. From Fiber to Yarn
15. From Yarn to Fabric
16. Keeping Clothes Looking Their Best
17. Repair, Redesign, and Recycle
Part Five: Sewing Techniques
18. Figure Types and Pattern Sizes
19. Looking at Patterns
20. Sewing Equipment
21. Getting Ready to Sew
22. Basic Sewing Skills
23. Advanced Sewing Skills
24. Serging Skills
25. Sewing and Needlecrafts for Fun and Profit

Part Six: Career Preparation
26. Preparing for the World of Work
27. Careers in Textiles and Apparel

Look Inside

   sample Chapter 1 (PDF, 639 KB)
   sample Chapter 4 (PDF, 543 KB)
  Note: Sample file quality has been reduced to allow for Internet streaming and viewing.


   PDF Fashion (PDF, 59 KB)
   PDF Clothing Management, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 26 KB)
   PDF Clothing & Textiles, Grades 9-12 (PDF, 93 KB)
   PDF Textiles and Apparel (PDF, 65 KB)
Clothing I
  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 600 978-1-59070-685-5 $68.00$51.00
Student Activity Guide 176 978-1-59070-686-2 $16.00$12.00
* Teacher's Resource Guide 384 978-1-59070-687-9 $96.00$72.00*
* Teacher's Resource Portfolio 408 978-1-59070-688-6 $160.00$120.00*
* Teacher's Resource CD 1100 questions 978-1-59070-689-3 $240.00$180.00*
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