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How to Draw Women's Wear

How to Draw Women's Wear

A practical guide to fashion drawing for clothing designers

Front cover
  • basic terminology of garment details
  • review of the silhouettes for dresses, skirts, pants, and jackets
  • do's and don'ts of garment drawing
  • a short overview of the connection between illustration, technical drawing, and patternmaking
  • fashion drawing templates for main women's wear figure types: 9 heads tall, 12 heads tall, plus size and maternity models
Back cover


"How to Draw Women's Wear" is a hands-on, actionable guide to fashion drawing for busy fashion professionals who want to develop a highly productive drawing process;
for fashion students who are in the process of developing their drawing style;
and for clothing designers who want to make illustration properly interpreted by all team members.

The book focuses on drawing by hand (pencil and black marker), demonstrating methods and techniques of illustrating clothing and structural elements of design

Created for visual learners; the book contains virtually no text, only captions.

The book includes a collection of fashion drawing templates for main women's wear figure types allowing you to focus on apparel drawing to illustrate clothing the way it is actually designed.

Avoid mistakes in clothing design illustration; the book includes a special section of with dos and don'ts of garment drawing.

The book combines features of a reference book, a visual guide, tutorial, and template book. Figure templates, garment templates, terminological references, step by step drawing demos, sketching examples illustrating a progression of an idea from a sketch to completed illustration: all are parts of the same book.

Irina V. Ivanova is a fashion designer by trade, a classically trained visual artist, and an experienced educator.

"How to Draw Women's Wear" is the latest book in the Fashion Croquis book series.