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From: BeHipp
Date: 10-03-2006, 04:33 PM (1 of 5)
Could someone recommend some good pattern drafting "how to" books. The one I have is older than the hills and some of the designs are very dated, though everything comes around again I guess.
User: BeHipp
Member since: 09-22-2006
Total posts: 3
From: MartySews
Date: 10-06-2006, 06:41 PM (2 of 5)
Donald McCunn has a great book on "Make Your Own Sewing Patterns" as well as Rene Bergh though I cannot remember the name of her book. Hope this helps.
Happy Stitching!
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
From: Bekka
Date: 10-07-2006, 08:31 AM (3 of 5)
I have:
How To Draft Basic Patterns

Designing Apparel Through The Flat Pattern
By the same guys

Patternmaking for Fashion Design
Helen Joseph Armstrong
Harper Collins

They are all really good books.

Plus I use the Lutterloh System alot too.
Depends on what mood I'm in. LOL
User: Bekka
Member since: 07-28-2006
Total posts: 79
From: Charlotte5
Date: 10-25-2006, 03:44 PM (4 of 5)
Hi there

Is the book you are referring to called THE DRESSMAKERS HANDBOOK? I have this book and it is very good.

As you are in the States I have checked out and the link for this book is below.

I hope I have helped.

With blessings.

User: Charlotte5
Member since: 10-14-2006
Total posts: 10
From: MartySews
Date: 10-26-2006, 08:59 AM (5 of 5)
The book I have by Rene Bergh is "Make Your Patterns". It specifically tells you how to draft the basic pattern for tops, dresses, pants, and skirts including sleeves, facings, and collars. Very informative.
Happy Stitching!
It takes one moment to change a life.
User: MartySews
Member since: 02-23-2003
Total posts: 504
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