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Clothes & Your Appearance is designed to help students understand the role clothing plays in their lives, how to make the best decisions regarding the selection and care of clothing, and how to construct apparel. In addition, students learn about textiles and design, the textiles and apparel industryits history as well as the latest trends, and the many career opportunities in the textiles and apparel field. Information is provided on how to choose a career field, find and apply for a job, and develop the skills needed for success on the job.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590706855
  • Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 600
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 You and Your Clothes
Chapter 1 Your Clothes Speak for You 18
Why People Wear Clothes 19
Highlights in History: Body Adornment Has a Long History 23
What Your Clothes Say About You 27
First Impressions 31
Body Language 31
The Way You Look 32
Chapter 2 Understanding Fashion 36
Fashion Terms 37
Fashion Cycles 40
Influences on Fashion 42
Highlights in History: Christian Dior: A Name Synonymous with Fashion 48
Fashion Trends Today 50
Chapter 3 The Evolution of Textiles and Apparel 54
The History of Textiles and Apparel 56
The Textile and Apparel Industry Today 61
Did You Know? Textiles and Their Many Uses 62
Factors Influencing the Apparel Industry 67
Part 2 Managing Your Apparel Dollar
Chapter 4 Planning a Wardrobe 76
Your Wardrobe Plan 77
Trends Making News: Teen-age Trendsetters 80
Your Clothing Preferences 84
Selecting Appropriate Clothes 87
Chapter 5 Clothing Decisions and Choices 92
Decision Making 93
The Decision-Making Process 95
Trends Making News: Casual Confusion 96
Factors Affecting Family Clothing Decisions 98
To Sew or To Buy 103
Chapter 6 Consumer Rights and Responsibilities 108
Labels and Hangtags 109
Federal Legislation to Help Consumers 111
Your Rights as a Consumer 114
Consumer Responsibilities 118
Trends Making News: Shoplifting-A Cost to Everyone 119
Chapter 7 Your Choices as a Consumer 126
Types of Stores 127
Non-Store Shopping 131
Trends Making News: .com Shopping-Buyer Beware 134
Shopping Strategies 135
Paying for What You Buy 139
Chapter 8 Getting Your Money's Worth 146
Getting the Right Fit 147
Judging Garment Quality 149
Alterations 153
Buying Accessories 154
Highlights in History: Shoes Through the Ages 156
Chapter 9 Selecting Clothes for Family Members 166
Selecting Clothes for Children 167
Highlights in History: Pink and Blue for Children's Clothing 171
Selecting Clothes for Adults 175
Selecting Clothes for People with Disabilities 177
Part 3 Looking Your Best
Chapter 10 Colors for You 184
Understanding Color Terms 185
The Color Wheel 188
Choosing Your Best Colors 193
Did You Know? Blue Rules as the Most Popular Color 200
Color and Its Meanings 201
Chapter 11 Making Design Work for You 204
Elements of Design 205
Principles of Design 212
Focus on Technology: Virtual Reality Puts You in the Fashion Picture 211
Achieving Harmony 216
Chapter 12 Taking Care of Your Body 220
Body Cleanliness 221
Special Care for Facial Skin 223
Your Skin and the Sun 228
Trends Making News: Sunscreen Use on the Rise 229
Taking Care of Your Teeth 230
Good Health and Good Looks 232
Chapter 13 Taking Care of Your Appearance 240
Shaving 241
The Eyes Have It 242
Your Hands Tell On You 245
Appreciate Your Feet 246
Trends Making News: Backpacks-A Real Pain in the Back 248
Heads Up for Good-Looking Hair 249
Part 4 Fabrics and Their Care
Chapter 14 From Fiber to Yarn 260
Fiber Characteristics 261
Natural Fibers 262
Highlights in History: The Discovery of Silk 272
Manufactured Fibers 275
Chapter 15 From Yarn to Fabric 286
Yarns 287
Focus on Technology: Microfiber-A New Name in Textiles 288
Fabrics 290
Adding Color 297
Finishing 300
Chapter 16 Keeping Clothes Looking Their Best 306
Daily Clothing Care 307
Clothing Care Products 308
Clothing Care Equipment 312
Outsmarting Stains 313
Doing Laundry the Right Way 316
Dry Cleaning 327
Focus on Technology: What's New in Cleaning Clothes? 328
Clothing Storage 329
Caring for Accessories 331
Chapter 17 Repair, Redesign, and Recycle 334
Repairing Clothes 335
Redesigning Clothes 339
Trends Making News: Tye-Dyeing--A Fun Way to Design Your Own Fabric 343
Recycling Clothes 344
Part 5 Sewing Techniques
Chapter 18 Figure Types and Pattern Sizes 352
Determining Your Figure Type 353
Determining Your Size 354
Body Measurements 356
Trends Making News: Junior Pattern Sizes Make a Comeback 361
Selecting a Pattern That Fits 362
Chapter 19 Looking at Patterns 366
Pattern Catalogs 367
Understanding Your Pattern 368
Did You Know? Patterns-New Kinds, New Places 374
Choosing Your Pattern 375
Chapter 20 Sewing Equipment 380
Cutting Tools 381
Measuring Tools 382
Marking Tools 383
Needles 384
Pins 384
Pincushions 385
Thimbles 385
Notions 385
Highlights in History: Inventions We Can't Live Without 388
Sewing Box 390
Pressing Equipment 390
The Sewing Machine 391
Chapter 21 Getting Ready to Sew 398
Preparing the Fabric 399
Preparing the Pattern 402
Highlights in History: Hemlines-The Highs and the Lows of the Last 100 Years 404
The Pattern Layout 406
Pinning the Pattern Pieces 408
Cutting 409
Transferring Pattern Markings 410
Chapter 22 Basic Sewing Skills 414
Machine Stitching Techniques 415
Darts 419
Seams and Seam Finishes 419
Did You Know? Sewing for a Cause 423
Facings 425
Interfacing 427
Zippers 429
Hems 434
Fasteners 439
Pressing Techniques 443
Chapter 23 Advanced Sewing Skills 448
Collars 449
Sleeves 452
Pockets 455
Waistline Treatments 457
Casings 459
Sewing with Knits 462
Did You Know? Fleece-A Popular Choice for Cold-Weather Wear 463
Sewing with Pile Fabrics 465
Chapter 24 Serging Skills 468
How the Serger Functions 469
Serger Machine Parts 471
Basic Serger Stitches 472
Selecting Thread and Accessories 474
Threading the Serger 475
Operating the Serger 476
Adjusting Thread Tension 478
Adjusting Stitch Length and Width 481
Using a Serger in Clothing Construction 481
Serging Seams 484
Serger Care 487
Trends Making News: Sewing-Not Just for Grandma Anymore 480
Chapter 25 Sewing and Needlecrafts for Fun and Profit 490
Benefits of Sewing and Needlecraft Projects 491
Trends Making News: Crafts Gaining New Converts 492
Choosing a Project 493
Sewing Projects 494
Needlecraft Projects 499
Profiting from Your Skills 505
Part 6 Career Preparation
Chapter 26 Preparing for the World of Work 512
Leadership 514
Being an Effective Team Member 515
Student Organizations 519
Conducting Meetings 521
A Job for You 522
Focus on Technology: Technology and the Interview Process Join Forces 533
Succeeding on the Job 538
Leaving a Job 540
Entrepreneurs 541
Chapter 27 Careers in Textiles and Apparel 546
The Textile Industry 548
Apparel Production 553
Fashion Merchandising 559
Making a Career Choice 567
Managing Multiple Roles 568
Focus on Technology: Job Hunting Made Easier Via the Internet 569
Glossary 572
Index 589
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