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Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen McKinney, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen McKinney, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen McKinney, Simeon Gill 2017 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

Ellen C. McKinney

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen McKinney, Simeon Gill 2017 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

Ellen C. McKinney

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen McKinney, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Discovering The Theory In A Documented Practical Design Activity And Using It As Inspiration In One’S Own Design Work: A Graduate Level Course, Ellen Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

A graduate level course was developed to teach students to discover the theory in a documented practical design activity and use it as inspiration in their own design work.


Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen McKinney, Simeon Gill 2017 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

Ellen C. McKinney

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen McKinney, Fatma Baytar 2017 Iowa State University

Increasing Patternmaking Students' Understanding Of Measurement Methods And The Relationship Between Body Measurements And Sizes: An Assignment Design, Ellen Mckinney, Fatma Baytar

Ellen C. McKinney

The purpose of this assignment was for students to (a) learn proper measurement techniques for human measurements and dress forms, (b) become aware of 3D body scanning technology, and (c) understand industry sizing label systems in comparison to personal measurements.


Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen McKinney, Steven McKinney 2017 Iowa State University

Elegance, An Upscale Specialty Retailer, Uses Data Mining To Solve Vendor Fit Problems, Ellen Mckinney, Steven Mckinney

Ellen C. McKinney

Elegance, an upscale specialty retailer with sales over $4 billion, has 30-plus stores nationwide. Store values include providing distinctive merchandise and superior service to customers. The company focuses on the luxury retail market, selling brands including Armani, St. John, Zegna, Ellen Tracy, and Kate Spade. Women's apparel accounts for 35 percent of sales. Elegance is also known for strong vendor relationships, often working closely with vendors to develop products that will be desirable to its client.


Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen McKinney, Sarah Bennett 2017 Iowa State University

Sparkling Socialite. A Snow-Dyed Silk Gown Using Inventive Patternmaking And Construction Techniques For Minimal Fabric Waste, Ellen Mckinney, Sarah Bennett

Ellen C. McKinney

The goal was to design a gown for a vivacious woman who attends philanthropic social events and desires a lively aesthetic through creative fiber arts techniques. A secondary goal for the designers was to highlight a unique piece of snow-dyed 100% silk charmeuse while keeping the 5 yards intact for potential future reuse in another garment.


Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen McKinney, Simeon Gill 2017 Iowa State University

Exploration Of Body-To-Pattern Shape And Measurement Relationships For Women's Trouser Patterns Found In Usa And Uk Pattern Drafting Methods: Implications For Garment Fit, Ellen Mckinney, Simeon Gill

Ellen C. McKinney

Block patterns should accurately reflect the measurements and shape of the individual human form used in their origination to achieve well fitted garments, however, pattern drafting often uses only limited surface measurements and therefore may not be suitably developed to reflect individual forms. Two methods of block drafting (Aldrich, 2008; Joseph-Armstrong, 2010) were selected for investigation of the resultant measurement relationships (ease) and shape relationships between the leg form and drafted trouser patterns


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