Technical Information & Publications

The Apparel Technical design association provides its members with an array of services and resources designed to drive competitiveness in the global market.

Below is a list of current resources for apparel technical designers. Please e-mail us if you identify other resources we should consider for inclusion.



*Jaeil Lee and Camille Steen: Technical sourcebook for Designers, First Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2010

*Paula J.Myers-McDevitt: Complete guide to size specification and Technical Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2007

*Nancy Zieman: Pattern Fitting, First Edition, Krause Publication, 2009

*The Perfect fit, Creative Publishing Int., First Edition, 2005

*Sandra Betzina: Fast Fit, Easy pattern alterations for every figure, First Edition, Taunton Press, 2003

*Sarah Veblen: The complete photo guide to Perfect Fitting, Creative Publishing Int., 2012

*AATCC: AATCC Technical Manual, updated annually

*Aldrich, Winifred: Metric Pattern Cutting, Third Edition, Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1994

*Aldrich, Winifred: Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd., 1994

*Amaden-Crawford, Connie: The Art of Fashion Draping, Third Edition, Fairchild Publications, 2005

*Armstrong, Helen Joseph: Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Harper Collins Publishers, 1987

*Armstrong, Helen Joseph: Patternmaking for Fashion Design, Second Edition, Harper Collins College Publishers, 1995

*ASTM International: Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volumes 7.01 and 7.02 Textiles, updated annually

*Besserman, Harry: Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making, FIT, 1988

*Coats: The Technology of Thread and Seams, Second Edition, Industrial Products Marketing, J & P Coats Limited

Collier, Billie J., Bide, Martin J., and Tortora, Phyllis G.: Understanding Textiles, Seventh Edition, Pearson Education, Inc., 2009

*Cooklin, Gerry: Pattern Grading for Women’s Clothes: The Technology of Sizing, BSP Professional Books, 1990

*Erwin, Mabel D.: Practical Dress Design: Principles of Fitting and Pattern Making, Revised Edition, The MacMillan Company, 1940

*Fashiondex, The: The Apparel Design and Production Hand Book (A Technical Reference), The Fashiondex, Inc., 1998

*Gioello, Debbie Ann and Berke, Beverly: Fashion Production Terms, Fairchild Publications, 1979

*Handford, Jack: Professional Pattern Grading for Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s Apparel, Plycon Press, 1980

*Handford, Jack: Professional Patternmaking for Designers: Women’s Wear, Men’s Casual Wear, Fairchild Publications, 2003

Hillhouse, Marion S. and Mansfield, Evelyn A.: Dress Design: Draping and Flat Pattern Making, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1948

*Hollen, Norma R. and Kundel, Carolyn J.: Pattern Making by the Flat Pattern Method, Sixth Edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987

*Hudson, Peyton B.: Guide to Apparel Manufacturing, MEDIApparel, Inc., 1989

Hudson, Peyton B., Clapp, Anne C., and Kness, Darlene: Joseph’s Introductory Textile Science, Sixth Edition, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1993

Jaffe, Hilde and Relis, Nurie: Draping for Fashion Design, Reston Publishing Company, Inc., 1973

*Jaffe, Hilde and Rosa, Rosa: Childrenswear Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1990

Joseph, Marjory L.: Essentials of Textiles. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976

*Joseph-Armstrong, Helen: Draping for Apparel Design, Fairchild Publications, 2000

*Kawashima, Masaaki: Fundamentals of Men’s Fashion Design: A Guide to Tailored Clothes, First Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1974

*Kilgus, Roland, Editor: Clothing Technology, Verlag Europa-Lehrmittel, 1996

*Knowles, Lori A.: The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear, Fairchild Publications, 2006

*Liechty, E. G., Pottberg, D.N. and Rasband, J.A.: Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach, Fairchild Fashion and Merchandising Group, 1992

*Lohman, Timothy G, Roche, Alex F, and Martorell, Reynaldo, Editors: Anthropometric Standardization Reference Manual, Abridged Edition, Human Kinetics Books, 1991

*MacDonald, Nora M. and Weibel, Ruth E.: Principles of Flat Pattern Design, Prentice Hall, 1988

*MacIntyre, Lynn: Easy Guide to Sewing Pants, The Taunton Press, 1998

Mehta, Pradip V.: An Introduction to Quality Control for the Apparel Industry, American Society for Quality Control, 1992

*Moore, Carolyn L., Mullet, Kathy K., and Young, Margaret Prevatt: Concepts of Pattern Grading, Fairchild Publications, 2001

*Price, Jeanne and Zamkoff, Bernard: Grading Techniques for Fashion Design, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1996

*Rasband, Judith: Fabulous Fit, Fairchild Publications, 1994

*Roberts, Edmund B., Onishenko, Gary: Fundamentals of Men’s Fashion Design: A Guide to Casual Clothes, Second Edition, Fairchild Publications, 1985

Schwartz, Peter, Rhodes, Trevor, and Mohamed, Mansour: Fabric Forming Systems, Noyes Publications, 1982

*Solinger, Jacob: Apparel Manufacturing Handbook-Analysis, Principles, and Practice, Second Edition, Bobbin Blenheim Media Corporation, 1988

*Textile Institute, The: Textile Terms and Definitions, Tenth Edition, The Textile Institute, 1995

*Wolfe, Mary: Fashion!, The Goodheart – Willcox Company, Inc.; South Holland, Illinois, 1993 *Zangrillo, Frances Leto: Fashion Design for the Plus-Size, Fairchild Publications, 1990