Is it kind? Fashion Illustration for Designers. Load more similar PDF files. The book includes a really detailed measurement chart for regular, petite, and plus-sized women.
There is also a menswear version of this book, which is rare in patternmaking books. My best advice for the individual that wants to make an occasional pattern for sewing up a garment is to go to your local thrift store or Goodwill and buy a really cheap version of the garment you want to make that fits, take it apart stitch by stitch, iron the pieces flat, trace them on paper and you'll have a pattern. Google and YouTube are also your friends.
I know this was a really long read but I spent most of my Sunday evening writing this in hopes that it helps clear up some misconceptions and misunderstandings about the book. They have omitted a section of the book, a 52 page chapter at the end that discussed fitting problems and pattern corrections.
For a beginner or even a seasoned pro, that particular section has a lot of good information for fitting and would prove useful if you were having problems with the fit of the garment which is very common with your first draft. If I could adjust the way I rated the book based on this, I would probably lower it to 3.
All in all, this still is one of the most comprehensive books I have ever read about patternmaking. If you can get your hands on a 1st edition, the fitting section alone would be well worth it. This is the best patternmaking book ever published By M. Best This is the best patternmaking book ever published. As an experienced sewer, this book is very worthwhile. There are a few things that are for a beginner but for the most part it is very informative and has great ideas and techniques. I'm thinking of buying the earlier versions just because, as they say, everything in style repeats itself in 20 years.
I'd just have the styles from the past already drafted. Great for beginners but might need somone with more knowledge to explain certain parts. By haylee Had to use this text book for one of my classes and I do really enjoy it. Could be confusing at some points but because I was using it in my class my teacher would better explain the projects. Could be confusing to a beginner to pattern maker. But sense I've had my class I can use it to make all different types of things.
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