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From: HeatherL
Date: 07-03-2004, 09:21 AM (1 of 2)
I'm still a relatively new sewer, but I'm finding that I tend to make the same pattern more than once...first, as-designed, and then again...redesigned to actually FIT ME. :whacky: I've learned so many neat tricks for altering patterns, and I think I may be brave enough to try to just design things myself so they're right from the start.

To that end, I'm looking at pattern drafting books to study. Does anyone have any titles to recommend?? So far my wish list consists of:

Patterns from finished clothes : re-creating the clothes you love, by Tracy Doyle
Pattern Drafting for Dressmaking, by Pamela Stringer
User: HeatherL
Member since: 03-13-2004
Total posts: 102
From: Saydee
Date: 07-03-2004, 09:22 PM (2 of 2)
This is an excellent book which I have found I can't do without.

Patternmaking for fashion design By Helen Joseph Armstrong.
User: Saydee
Member since: 05-07-2004
Total posts: 68
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