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The essential kitchen and bath design reference, updated with the latest codes

NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the industry standard reference, written by the National Kitchen and Bath Association and updated with the latest codes and standards. This new second edition features revised guidelines for cooking surface clearance, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for kitchens, as well as ceiling height, shower size, electrical receptacles, and ventilation for bathrooms. Revised to reflect the 2015 International Residential Code and the ICC A117.1-2009, all illustrations have been expertly redrawn using 2020 Design and Chief Architect Software to provide clearer visual reference for real-world application. With thirty-one kitchen guidelines and twenty-seven bathroom guidelines, this book provides full planning recommendations, code references, and access standards for today's kitchen and bath design professional.

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most functional rooms in the house, and also the most code-intensive. It is imperative that design professionals stay up to speed on the latest guidelines to ensure the safety and efficiency of their projects.

  • Get up to date on the latest kitchen and bath codes
  • Reference a new range of standards for clearance, ventilation, and more
  • Design for storage based on the results of university research
  • Examine illustrative and descriptive plans, sections, and perspective views

The NKBA guidelines are based on a composite of historical review, current industry environment and practices, emerging trends, consumer lifestyles, research, and building codes. These factors combine to help kitchen and bath professionals create designs that are beautiful, functional, accessible, and safe. The NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines with Access Standards is the complete reference professionals turn to for the latest in kitchen and bath design.

Designed to boost draping confidence and design creativity, Fashion Pattern Cutting is a step-by-step guide to the pattern cutting process, from finding inspiration for a fashion-forward design through to creating the finished product.

- Clear visuals show each step from mood board to patterns and possible design variations
- Written in a friendly, approachable style by an experienced designer and teacher
- Provides readers with the tools and techniques to experiment and create their own unique designs

Fashion Pattern Cutting is a creative pattern cutting book that pushes the boundaries of experimentation on the mannequin stand. In this book, experienced fashion designer Zarida Zaman explains how to make garments bearing in mind the relationship between fabric, drape, weight and 3D forms. Taking architecture, origami and natural forms as her three key sources of inspiration, the author shows how to create varied and exciting contemporary styles using crisp folds, bold shapes and natural fabrics. Written in an accessible style with clear visuals and plenty of tips and tricks, the book gives readers the tools and confidence to experiment creatively.

Included in this book are hand-drawn illustrations of pattern pieces, complete with measurements, and suggestions for how to apply techniques across a range of garments. The patterns reveal the deceptively simple draping techniques used to create stylish, minimalist designs, and enable readers, whether beginners or experienced pattern cutters, to put together stunning and innovative designs themselves.
Current fashion is a complex phenomenon. In a constant state of constant flux, contemporary fashion combines a mix of the different cultural aspects that inform the modern individual. Atlas of Fashion Designers is born out of this proposition, and features a compilation of the most important fashion designers and their work in the past five years, selected from a multi-disciplinary perspective that display the heterogeneous mix of today’s fashion world.

Featured designers all have one trait in common: they were singled out, not only for the quality of their work, but also because they illustrate different perspectives in their approach to fashion. This book includes designers with a wide array of visions, from classical haute couture to those who experiment with developing fields such as anthropology, new textiles, high technology, architecture, art, or recycling. From Ricardo Tiscci, Nicholas Ghesquière to Sybilla, to artists who are primarily concerned with pure fashion such as Lucy Orta, or to those investigators who concern themselves with innovation in the fields of textile research and technology, such as Issey Miyake or Hussein Chalayan.

Atlas of Fashion Designers is a very relevant and useful reference in a hybrid society, which is composed of ever increasing heterogeneous elements. By offering a synthetic, fluid and diverse approach to the subject, the “Atlas� draws a map of the complex world of fashion at present time, and looks forward to what it may be tomorrow.
Learn how to customize your clothes--designing new pattern shapes, style lines, and fashion details with Sara Alm's easy-to-follow instruction!

In Sara Alm's Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, sewers learn a technique that opens up myriad possibilities for making one-of-a-kind garments. By using basic pattern blocks called slopers, Alm shows sewers how to design new shapes, style lines, and fashion details--creating patterns for nearly any piece of clothing they want to sew. Take a basic straight skirt pattern, for example, and convert it into any other skirt design. Change the hemline or the basic shape of a skirt from straight to A-line to full swing with multiple gores. Try adjusting the waistline placement or convert it from waistband to waistline-facing. Change the style and placement of the closures. The options are endless once sewers understand the basics of flat-pattern designing, which is explained in the book.

Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method is divided into sections: skirts, tops, and pants. While many of the same principles apply to each garment type, there are different techniques to take into account. As soon as sewers know how to design from these three slopers, that knowledge is easily transferred to designing dresses, shorts, jumpsuits, and outerwear. The principles and techniques taught are also easily transferable to designing children's clothes. By following extensive technique instruction in each of the three categories, twelve different garments are designed from each basic sloper and photographed on models so readers fully understand the process and the end result.

Thanks to Designing Clothes with the Flat Pattern Method, passionate sewers will be as skilled as Project Runway contestants in no time!

Imported custom-made clothes were usually beyond the financial reach of the average middle-class American woman of a century ago; and store-bought garments were often of inferior quality. This left many women with the options of making their own clothes or hiring a seamstress.
While a number of economy-minded women did sew simple housedresses, and clothing for their children, many took favorite fashion plates to a dressmaker who would often consult patterns in a magazine such as The Voice of Fashion. This book, compiled by costume authority Kristina Harris, painstakingly reprints a rich selection of scaled dressmakers' patterns of the 1890s, taken from rare issues of that popular, late-19th century dressmaker's journal. Featuring such fashion elements as leg-o'-mutton sleeves, high-collared necklines, long skirts, and pinched waistlines, the collection includes nearly 500 patterns and illustrations detailing 50 garments for women. Every wardrobe necessity for the Victorian lady is covered — from nightgowns and wrappers for boudoir and breakfast, a riding habit and tennis outfit, to walking dresses for town and visiting, elegant dinner dresses, and elaborate evening gowns.
An introduction and brief instruction for using the patterns are also included in a volume that will not only find practical use among costume designers and students of fashion history, but will also delight browsers, Victorian enthusiasts, and anyone intrigued by the evolution of clothing styles. 498 illustrations.
If you’ve ever watched Project Runway and wished you were a contestant, or you’re simply ready to take your sewing to a new level, Design-It-Yourself Clothes teaches you the fundamentals of modern patternmaking so that you, too, can create your own inspired clothing.


Until now, the aspiring DIY fashionista has been hard-pressed to find self-teaching tools other than dry textbooks or books with outdated looks. Finally, in Design-It-Yourself Clothes, former Urban Outfitters designer Cal Patch brings her youthful aesthetic to a how-to book. If you want to wear something you can’t find on store racks and make clothes that express your individual style, or if you’ve reached a sewing plateau and want to add pattern drafting to your repertoire, Design-It-Yourself Clothes is the book you have been waiting for.

In five key projects (each with four variations)–a perfect-fitting dress, T-shirt, button-down shirt, A-line skirt, and pants–Patch shares the art of patternmaking. At its core, it’s much simpler than you think. Patch covers everything an intermediate sewer needs to know in order to become a fabulous fashion designer, from designing the patterns, taking your own measurements, and choosing fabrics to actually sewing the clothing. You will also learn how to stylize patterns by using darts, waistbands, patch pockets, and ruffles. Patch offers tips, explanations, options, and exercises throughout that will make the design process that much easier.

But besides showing you how to create clothing from scratch, she also teaches you how to rub off patterns from existing clothing–so if you have a pair of pants that you love but are worn out, or you have your eye on a piece in the store with a prohibitive price tag, you can figure out how to get the looks you want by using your own two hands.
In this beautiful paperback edition featuring French flaps, hugely popular lifestyle blogger, YouTube star, and designer Mr. Kate (Kate Albrecht) offers a stunning collection of step-by-step personal style and home projects—woven in with quirkily hilarious stories and anecdotes.

Do you dream of finding ways to infuse do-it-yourself projects into every aspect of your life and have fun doing it? From the quirky personality behind the Mr. Kate brand comes a not-so-average DIY lifestyle book that will make your dreams of creating unique how-to projects become reality.

Filled with 50 unique and approachable projects, along with hysterical, unfiltered stories from Mr. Kate’s crazy life, A Hot Glue Gun Mess will show how life can inspire art. Growing up with a high-powered Hollywood father and an oddball, down-to-earth mother, Kate Albrecht had a childhood that was anything but normal. From how her first period influenced her to become an artist to how her friendship with a high-priced hooker encouraged DIY beauty products, Mr. Kate’s stories are weird, wonderful, personal, inspiring, and downright hilarious.

Her love of self-expression inspired Mr. Kate to create her own DIY life and a social media platform to connect with young women everywhere. Her projects involve style, home design, and beauty, including DIY nail art techniques, upcycled projects for your old jeans , and watercolor curtains. You don’t have to be a seamstress, metalsmith, or expert at anything to enjoy these projects, all of which are doable in under two hours and require a minimal number of supplies. Now you, too, can become a DIY diva!

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