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Drafting patterns

Thao_Nguyen | Posted in The Archives on

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I want to draft my own patterns. Any suggestions for which books or videos are good for drafting patterns.
Thanks
Thao

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  1. SueWhelan26 | | #1

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    I'd start with Helen Armstrong's book on pattern drafting (sorry, I've forgotten the title). But it's available at college bookstores. I'd also check out http://home.icon.fi/~leena/english.htm for some basic drafting instructions on-line. This site is geared somewhat to pattern drafting software, but the range of information is amazing. If I ever buy a pattern drafting program, this will be it.NAYY. Sue W.

    1. jolene_emily | | #2

      *Also available is peggy sagers video set on the basics of pattern drafting, i majored in apparrel design and found them to be a good refresher of the basics and also a teaching tool. I bought them at a PACC conference, but she sells them from 'PATSC' in dallas texas. I don't know if she has a web site. email me at [email protected] if you can't find her, i'll look it up.also, the bonfit patterner is great- once you understand the basic principles of flat pattern drafting( start with more basic instruction) and helen armstongs book is titled patternmaking for fashion design and is available through fairchild pub.

      1. heather_blair | | #3

        *I bought Helen Armstrong's book through Amazon.com, but you may also be able to get it from http://www.softwearproductions.com a bit cheaper. It is great, I did a course in patternmaking, basic and advanced and this book provides you with all the information you need. It is the best I have seen so far. But a 'hands-on' course is very valuable for the experience and the feel of actually drafting patterns. Finally, find a course which teaches how to make a sloper from scratch and how to fit and correct it. You will never have a problem or doubt about fitting after that. Good luck.

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