Book review #3-Part 1 Patternmaking for Fashion Design 5th EditionBy Helen Joseph-Armstrong. This book is the MAJOR patternmaking book. If you have been to any fashion design school you were probably assigned this book. People usually LOVE it or HATE it. There seems to be no in between. My book is a well-loved version. This book is mostly geared toward woven fabrics but does contain sections on knit. (Personally I like the Patternmaking for Stretch Knit better for knitwear.) There are also sections for menswear and childrenswear. There is an overwhelming amount of information in this book which is...
Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics
By Keith Richardson.
I have to say this book is not one of my favorites. It does have some good points among many mistakes.
The stretch terminology in this book is different from the first book we covered.
Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics by Julie Cole.
I love this book. It is interesting, well written, and has clear instructions with illustrations.
It covers what a knit is and is not. She also explains how to tell how much stretch a knit has as well as how to tell if it is a two-way or four-way stretch.