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Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate Collection

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Pattern Making books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

Pattern Design: Fundamentals: Construction and Pattern Making for Fashion Design (Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionNote that there are different versions of this book available. The paperback published by Createspace has black and white interior images, while the books published by Los Angeles Fashion Resource and Fairbanks publishing contain color images inside the bookPattern Design: Fundamentals is an ideal book for beginners to the field of fashion design as well as self-guided learners.
Author(s): Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks, Dawn Marie Forsyth

Patternmaking for Fashion Design (2013)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrinted in Asia – Carries Same Contents as of US edition – Opt Expedited Shipping for 3 to 4 day delivery – – Does NOT include any CD
Author(s): Helen Joseph Armstrong

Pattern Making (Portfolio Skills. Fashion & Textiles) (2011)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionAn introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting, this practical book shows students how to interpret the human form and look at clothing through the eyes of a designer rather than a consumer. As well as explaining the proportions of human anatomy, the book introduces key tools and then takes the reader from simple pattern-cutting ideas to more advanced creative methods.
Author(s): Dennic Chunman Lo

The Pattern Making Primer: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns (2012)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionHome sewing enthusiasts as well as fashion design students and professional pattern makers will want this book for their reference library.
Author(s): Jo Barnfield, Andrew Richards

Patternmaking for Menswear (2013)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionDesigned for both students and professionals, this book offers a comprehensive guide to patternmaking for menswear from the basic skills through to more advanced techniques.The book includes 20 complete patterns that show how to cut every aspect of the menswear including adaptations from basic slopers through to classic garments and trend-led styles.
Author(s): Gareth Kershaw

How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making and Sewing in Fashion Design (2013)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionWhen you are trying to learn something new, the best teachers are often the ones who will walk you slowly through all of the basics in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand.
Author(s): Assembil Books

A Basic Guide To Pattern Drafting (2019)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom Blocks to the basics of dresses, skirts, tops, sleeves and collars, this guide to basic pattern drafting will provide you the extra assistance you need to understand the fundamentals of patternmaking.
Author(s): Nick Verreos, David Paul

Practical Pattern Making: A Step-by-step Guide (2015)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionMore and more women are making their own clothes but there are few comprehensive references available. For the most part, dedicated sewers have had to adjust standardized patterns or muddle their way through foreign-language books. In Practical Pattern Making two pattern-making experts and designers introduce the basic techniques of creative pattern design for clothing.
Author(s): Mors de Castro, Lucia, Isabel Hernandez

Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women (2005)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses, and Women offers an in-depth look into the techniques and theories of pattern drafting for women’s garments. Covering a wide variety of styles, textiles, and sizes, this book is useful for a wide range of pattern courses from introductory to advanced.
Author(s): Lori A. Knowles

The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting (2012)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionNo matter what size or shape you are, wearing garments that fit perfectly makes you look and feel better. Rather than making commonly accepted changes to a commercial pattern, the method presented in this guide . The fabric is manipulated to improve the fit, and then those specific changes are made to the pattern. The result: patterns that fit perfectly!With The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting, you'll learn: See the on basic garments, .
Author(s): Sarah Veblen

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques. [ Vol. 1 ]: How to Make Skirts, Trousers and Shirts. Women & Men. Skirts / Culottes / Bodices and Blouses / Men’s Shirts and Trousers / Size Alterations (2014)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionDivided into eight clear chapters, the book starts with an in-depth study on measuring and body shaping, before examining fabric technology and sartorial terminology. It describes a wide range of skirts and trousers, both for women and men, from the basic to the highly elaborate.
Author(s): Antonio Donnanno, Elisabetta Drudi

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques [ Vol. 3 ]: How to Make Jackets, Coats and Cloaks for Women and Men (2016)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis volume explores and provides clear and detailed and in detail illustrated explanations of all kinds of outerwear patterns for women and men. is a patternmaking techniques teacher, fashion school director, and author of dozens of fashion books.Famous consultant and author has illustrated the book.
Author(s): Antonio Donnanno, Elisabetta Drudi

Fashion Patternmaking Techniques ? Haute couture [Vol 1] (2017)

 Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate CollectionHigh fashion unquestionably goes hand-in-hand with sartorial and stylistic perfection. A driving force behind the entire fashion and garment industry, it represents the search for new solutions concerning fabrics, style, or patterns. In this context, the patternmaker is an essential figure, bringing the stylist’s ideas into reality.
Author(s): Antonio Donnanno

Best Pattern Making Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some pattern making books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Watercolor Flowers Projects. Making Beautiful Watercolor Flowers Patterns

Author(s): coll
ID: 3204427, Publisher: , Year: 2021, Size: 13 Mb, Format: pdf

When Making Others Happy Is Making You Miserable: How to Break the Pattern of People Pleasing and Confidently Live Your Life

Author(s): Karen Ehman
ID: 3386091, Publisher: Zondervan, Year: 2021, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

HOMEMADE FACE MASKS: The ultimate guide to making 2 different types of protective masks at home using a paper pattern and step-by-step pictures. Protect yourself from viruses and infections.

Author(s): Mitchell, Nicholas
ID: 2496301, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 7 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are really chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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