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I want to buy a book that teaches how to draft patterns.
I want something that has good basic explanations but also not to simple – I want to buy something very professional so that I will be able to make my own patterns and alter patterns.
Do you have recommendations for me?
I also read about a book called “Patternmaking for Fashion Design”, does somebody have it? and what do you think about it? (is it worth the money? because it’s about 90 dollars…)
Thank’s very much!


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    Sep 10, 2012, 08.14 AMby Shira B

    I lookd some more and found the following books: Sample Workbook to Accompany Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Revised edition) Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern (6th Revised edition) How to Draft Basic Patterns (4th Revised edition) Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear (5th Revised edition) does somebod have onw of those books and can recomend me what to buy? thanks Shira

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    Sep 10, 2012, 05.49 PMby katexxxxxx

    I always start with Winfred Aldrich’s Metric Pattern Cutting series. The other one I quite like is Pattern Cutting Made Easy by Gillian Holman.

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    Sep 10, 2012, 06.41 PMby IkkiaRain

    I have Patternmaking for Fashion Design (3rd edition). I like the book but I believe it was alot cheaper when I brought it. I have a few patternmaking books but some of them are old. Make Your Own Patterns by Adele P. Margolis, Patternless Fashion by Diehl Lewis & May Loh, and some of the newer ones Sew What Skirt by Francesca Denhartog & Carole Ann Camp; they also have a book called Sew What Fleece. Both of this books are fun to use. My newest one is Sewing Magic and I brought it from Bramcost on-line. It shows you how to make clothes without a pattern base on the 1950s styles, nice. These are some of my books. I have used most for one reason or another. I can tell you to buy this book or that book but it all depends on your patternmaking understanding. I learned for trial and mistakes, but I been doing patternmaking for a long time. If you can take a few patternmaking classes, this would help you get started in the right direction. I can tell you this, look at as many patternmaking books you find then see which one you would be easy for you to understand and go for it. That is how I got started because I did not want to buy patterns all the time. Happy hunting for the right book for you. Ikkia Rain

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