Love: Technical Drawing for Fashion Design Books

Technical Drawing for fashion, fashion illustration, books, how to, flat drawingsOK, so this is obviously a blog post in which I am self promoting my latest project, but of course I have to tell you about this: I have finally had my first set of books published! I won’t bore you with the details on how this came together (it is a five year story) but I will say that I chose not to announce anything until I had them in my hands. And now that I do, I’m pleased to say that I am very happy with the outcome!

My book was originally a single unit, but we decided it was too long and so it was split into two volumes, the Basic Course Book and the Garment Source Book. Here is the lowdown on each.

Technical Drawing for Fashion Design Volume 1: Basic Course Book is a how-to book for drawing technical drawings, or flats. It is a great tool for fashion design students and industry professionals who need to know how to draw great technical drawings.

Technical Drawing for fashion, fashion illustration, books, how to, flat drawingsSome features:

  • The text is in English, French and Spanish
  • The book features 14 step-by-step how to’s for different garment drawings (jacket, pants, dress, lingerie, etc…)
  • A detailed section on how to render textiles
  • Instructions on how to add style to your technical drawings, and a few tips on laying out portfolios

Technical Drawing for fashion, fashion illustration, books, how to, flat drawingsTechnical Drawing for Fashion Design Volume 2: Garment Source Book is a catalogue of technical drawings of over 800 garments. This is handy for fashion students and industry professionals, but also anyone wishing to know the different types of garment shapes and details. If you want to know the difference between a pagoda sleeve and a lantern sleeve, or what a notch collar and a bed jacket looks like, then this book is for you.

Technical Drawing for fashion, fashion illustration, books, how to, flat drawingsSome features:

  • Includes sections on tops, skirts, shorts and trousers, knitwear, jackets and coats, dresses, lingerie and nightwear, swimwear, necklines and collars, sleeves and cuffs, pockets, pleats, and closures.
  • There is a CD included with this book, which includes all the digital versions of the drawings. So if you are too lazy to do your own drawings, you can cut and paste the images and make your own.

Technical Drawing for fashion, fashion illustration, books, how to, flat drawingsNow, since you are obviously very excited about my books, you’ll need details on where to buy them! My Canadian readers can buy the Basic Course Book here and the Garment Source Book here. My American readers can buy the Basic Course Book here and the Garment Source Book here. And the rest of you can buy from your local Amazon site, or direct from my fantastic publisher, Pepin Press.

  • Anni

    Congratulations!! That five years, whatever happened during that time, paid off ^^

    Come along to Japan

  • http://twitter.com/Ines_Cruz Inés Cruz

    Awesome!

  • Rudolf Seabra

    very nice! Fashion books which are more about Savile Row than Inès de la Fressange (who is awesome in her own right, but you can’t really claim as an expertise a book filled with lifestyle and purchase tips as “fashion” as some bookstores have…)

  • Jasper

    O_____________________________O HAREM PANTS? ALEX…

  • Anonymous

    This isn’t about favourite clothes! It is a catalogue of shapes! 😉

  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    They look great, Alexandra. Congratulations!

  • Jacky

    WOW Congrats Alexandra!! I hope you’re celebrating big time! ;)) xx

  • Violet Boutique

    This looks amazing! Congratulations! 

  • Jaclyn

    I’ve been looking for some handy books such as these. I think I will purchase at least one of them. Thanks! Also, congrats!

  • Lbblb3

    Yay! I took your short course at CSM and have literally been stalking the Internet waiting for your book to come out (in fact that’s how I came across your blog!). I’m excited for my book delivery in 3-5 days! Congrats!

  • Androsova Julia

    Hi Alexandra,
    Today I’ve been looking for tips to create a fashion portfolio and saw you blog. It was a great thing to read and I looked more and was so happy to know that you are an author Technical Drawing for Fashion Design. I have volume 2 and it’s my Fashion Bible! I love it so much, because I am originally from Russia and it is a huge help if I need to translate specific fashion vocabulary to English. Just want to say thank you 😀

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you are enjoying the books.