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Book Review #1 - Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics by Julie Cole

Book Review #3 - Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong

Book Review #3 - Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong

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...

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Book Review #2 - Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

Book Review #2 - Designing and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics

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. 

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Book Review #1 - Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics by Julie Cole

Book Review #1 - Patternmaking with Stretch Knit Fabrics by Julie Cole

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. 

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What tools do I need for pattern drafting?

What tools do I need for pattern drafting?

In this blog I will cover the tools that most patternmakers have in their kit and I will share the links to those tools on Amazon so you won't have to hunt for them.

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