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From: Bsalet
Date: 01-02-2007, 05:19 AM (1 of 4)
Hey everyone! Hope everyone had a good New Years!
I got a dress form for Christmas and am looking for some books on draping. I have a link to a couple in which also has pattern making, another subject I'm interested in :)
So...I wanted to know if any of you have heard or used these books and what you think of them :)
Thanks again everyone! and Happy Holidays!
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: Bsalet
Date: 01-02-2007, 05:43 AM (2 of 4)
Hey again :) I actually just bought, 'Patternmaking for Fashion Design' (3rd Edition) by Helen Joseph Armstrong on Amazon... It looks pretty good and got a lot of good ratings, hope it was a good purchase ;)
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: paroper
Date: 01-02-2007, 09:53 AM (3 of 4)
Of the books shown that is the one that would interest me most. It depends upon her method though. If she is doing flat pattern it is invaluable...and I can't tell that from the description given. Draping is a different breed of cat. I do a little of that in conjunction with flat pattern and just general sewing but I've never done draping from scratch. I'm just not wired that way. I have a lot of problems getting out of the box...once I finally break away I'm fine but that is my biggest barrier.

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: mommydionne
Date: 01-02-2007, 02:01 PM (4 of 4)
I have the fashion draping book, interesting but I have not tried the techniques as of yet, no time etc...:whacky:
When I was at the Threads challenge one of the other ladies took classes from the author and said she was a great teacher (and she had most of her books).
I also have the armstrong book for drafting and have used it for a at least 10 years and still like it.
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
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