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

Welcome to the Fashion Design Research Guide!

Use this guide to find resources for apparel design - from design inspiration, illustration, patternmaking, grading, and draping to construction,sewing, and tailoring.  There's also a section on historic patterns.

And if you have problems finding what you need, remember to ask us!

EMc/MS March 2020

Textbooks online

Museum Exhibitions Featuring Fashion

 

The Museum at FIT, NYC: Exhibition highlights online

Although the Museum at FIT is not currently open, they link to many of their programs and exhibitions online.

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For more exhibits, see next page of this guide for a list of Costume and Fashion-related Museums & Collections.

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Food for thought: Why museums around the world are celebrating fashion's great rebels, article by Kaat Debo (CNN Style, May 26, 2017)

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, Costume Institute
 

About Time: Fashion and Duration

At the Met Fifth Avenue October 28, 2020 - February 7, 2021

Have a question or comment about these guides? Contact: libraryreference@fitnyc.edu