Bare Essentials: Underwear


Bare Essentials:Underwear
Construction and Pattern Drafting for Lingerie Design

Written By: Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

158 pages

Published August 2011

The Bare Essentials series is an invaluable resource for anyone entering into the field of lingerie design. This volume summarizes the basics of underwear design, from sewing and construction to drafting and pattern grading; introducing these subjects in a manageable capacity.Bare Essentials is organized into three main sections based on the complexities of the information provided. Included in this book are basic patterns for briefs and boyshorts. What you will learn:• Construction methods using elastics and stretch fabrics

• Manipulation of basic patterns

• Pattern drafting from measurements

• Developing grade rules and grading patterns


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