Free downloadble PDFs: Planning, Evaluating, Using Color and Garment Support

I think having a digital library is just as important as having one in real time. There may be times when you are not at home and need to look something up or refresh your memory. This is when I find the many PDF files I’ve downloaded from university extension programs of great value. These brief guides focus on the essentials of the topic they present and are easy enough not to overwhelm the reader.

Here are some guides available from New Mexico State University, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. I’ve grouped them according to topic. The guides for Judging Clothing and Fashion Feasibility present a good overview and checklists of points to consider when planning a project. The guides on colors and interfacings are also provide a good overview on these topics.

Recommended Reading Before Beginning a New Design Project

Judging Clothing Projects
Guide C-103
Susan Wright, Extension Clothing and Textiles Specialist
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C-103.pdf

Clothing Construction Standards
Guide C-214
Susan Wright, Extension Clothing and Textiles Specialist
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C-214.pdf

Fashion Feasibility
Guide C-312
Revised by Nicole Lujan1
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C312.pdf

Quickly pick-up some tips on the best support and finishing for your garments

Selecting Interfacings, Underlinings and Linings
Guide C-208
Reviewed by Constance Kratzer, Family Resource Management Specialist
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C-208.pdf

Consider the ways colors work together and determine what is best for you before shopping for fabrics

A Guide To Color
Guide C-316
Susan Wright, Extension Consumer Education and Health Specialist
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C-316.pdf

Determining Personal Colors
Guide C-315
Revised by J. Wendy Brown and Andrea Rojas
Cooperative Extension Service • College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
URL to download PDF: http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs/_c/C315.pdf