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Fashion Design: Patternmaking, Grading, Draping, Sewing, Tailoring

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American Society for Testing and Materials. Annual Book of ASTM Standards. Section 7 (Textiles).  Philadelphia: the Society, annual.  2 volumes 
Circulation Desk - Reserves  TA 401 .A653 v.7 pt. 1 & pt. 2
Note: This is a source for current standards.  Section 7, Textiles, includes apparel, textile, & home furnishings standards and contains current standard body measurement charts used for the sizing of apparel.  Find the standard you need by using the index in the book.  
For more information, including a free online index for looking up recent and historical standards, try the ASTM website (  Use the standard name or number to find the standard itself in ASTM publications or, for a fee, to purchase the standard online. 

The Apparel Design and Production Hand Book: A Technical Reference. New York: Fashiondex, 1998.
Circulation Desk - Reserves   TT 499 .A66 1998

Beazley, Alison, and Terry Bond. Computer-Aided Pattern Design and Product Development. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.
Main Stacks   TT 520 .B384 2003

Bryant, Michele Wesen, and Diane DeMers. The Spec Manual. 2nd ed. New York: Fairchild, 2006.
Circulation Desk - Reserves   TT 520 .B897 2006
Also: Circulation Desk, Computer Disc   TT 520 .B897 2006

Cooklin, Gerry. Master Patterns and Grading for Women's Outsizes. Oxford: Blackwell Science, 1995.
Main Stacks   TT 520 .C695 1995

---. Pattern Grading for Children's Clothes: the Technology of Sizing. Oxford: BSP Professional, 1991.
Main Stacks   TT 640 .C65 1991

---. Pattern Grading for Men's Clothes: the Technology of Sizing. Oxford: Blackwell Scientific, 1992.
Main Stacks   TT 590 .C69 1992

---. Pattern Grading for Women's Clothes: the Technology of Sizing. Daryaganj, New Delhi: Om, 2004.
Main Stacks   TT 520 .C635 2004 (reprint of 1992 ed.)

Handford, Jack. Professional Pattern Grading for Women's, Men's, and Children's Apparel. New York: Fairchild, 2003.
Main Stacks   TT520 H224 2003

Le Pechoux, B., and T. K. Ghosh. Apparel Sizing and Fit: A Critical Appreciation of Recent Developments in Clothing Sizes. Textile Progress v.32, no.1. Manchester, UK: Textile Institute, 2002.
Main Stacks   TT 520 .L62 2002

Marks, Sheila. Fashion Specifications. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1996.
Circulation Desk - Reserves  TT 520 .M353 1996

Price, Jeanne, and Bernard Zamkoff. Grading Techniques for Fashion Design. 2nd ed. New York: Fairchild, 1996.
Main Stacks  TT 520 .P93 1996

Taylor, Patrick J., and Martin M. Shoben. Grading for the Fashion Industry: the Theory and Practice, with Children's and Men's Wear. 2nd ed. Cheltenham, Eng.: Stanley Thornes, 1990.
Main Stacks   TT 520 .T3 1990

Winks, John M. Clothing Sizes: International Standardization. Manchester, UK: Textile Institute, 1997.
Circulation Desk - Reserves   TT 520 .W67 1997

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