These four Contemporary Fashion Education books are class-room tested.
Design Room Techniques ISBN: 978-0-9663236-4-1
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts 978-0-9663236-7-2

The Basics for Sewing Pants and Skirts ISBN: 978-0-9663236-8-9
Professional Design Room Techniques ISBN: 0-09663236-5-3

Contemporary Fashion Education books are class-room tested.
The books present hands-on industrial procedures as done in high-end designing departments.

For information about the books’ courses, syllabi, and supporting materials please
or call Contemporary Fashion Education at 215 884 7065.

The books are available from this website.
For more information see below and/or refer to the navigation bar above.
 

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Contemporary Fashion Education.

Visit Laurel's blog for high-end fashion tips and procedures Contemporary Fashion Education blogspot.

Both Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts and Sewing Pants and Skirts are being edited and have been taken off the market. Their second editions will be available in early fall of this year.

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Treadle sewing machine.

Minimal equipment is needed. With the exception of a few seams and seam finishes, all work in the books can be done on a treadle sewing machine in the home. A treadle is an old fashioned sewing machine that uses no electricity.

Industrial lockstitch sewing machine.

All procedures can also be done on industrial sewing machines.

Design Room Techniques, 440 pages.
Design Room Techniques
ISBN: 978-0-9663236-4-1
440 pages, CD
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Design Room Techniques Professional Edition, 440 pages.
Design Room Techniques
Professional Edition
440 pages, CD
ISBN: 0-09663236-5-3
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Design Room Technique's
step-by-step fully diagrammed material has been extensively tested with fashion students, entrepreneurs, and design room personnel in college classrooms over a period of 25 years.

Designed and used as a college textbook it contains the essential design room sewing procedures fashion design students need to know.

Written for industry, this book presents the procedures used to produce high-end sample garments. Included are the underlying concepts of how fashion designing, patternmaking, and sample making are interrelated.

Includes the CD of the sample book with all patterns needed to produce the-samples.



Portable sewing machine.

Portable sewing machines can also be used to do the procedures in the book. All of these machines are lockstitch machines.
 

Sewing machine bobbin.

A lockstitch sewing machine is any sewing machine that uses bobbins.
 

Contact Information

  • Phone: 215 884 7065

  • Fax: 215 884 3727


Mail:

Contemporary Fashion Education, Inc.
Laurel Hoffmann
Box 74
Oreland, PA 19075-2014


Buy these books separately or as a set.
The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts ISBN: 978-0-9663236-7-2
The Basics for Sewing Pants and Skirts ISBN: 978-0-9663236-8-9
Buy separately or as a set.
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The Basics for Drafting & Fitting Pants and Skirts
ISBN: 978-0-9663236-7-2
contains 288 pages

This patternmaking book presents drafting a straight skirt pattern from measurements, drafting the pant pattern from the skirt pattern after it has been tested for fit in muslin, and how to draft a pleated pant patterns from the pant pattern. Step-by-step diagrams and measurement charts carry throughout the book help with the drafting, including how to correctly draft the crotch area to fit. Instructions are included for drafting the front and back pockets and fly zipper patterns.

The Basics for Sewing Pants and Skirts
ISBN: 978-0-9663236-8-9
contains 272 pages

This sewing book presents how to cut and sew a straight skirt, pants, and pleated pants from existing patterns that fit. Step-by-step diagrams and written instructions throughout the book help with laying the patterns on the fabric and the cutting the garments. Included are instructions on how to correctly sew the fly zipper, pockets, and waistband, and how to line the pants. All instructions present the work as done in high-end designing departments.

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