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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?

1. 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. Pattern Design: Fundamentals covers the basics of pattern making, terminology and drafting concepts. This book is different than all other drafting books of its kind. This drafting book combines knowledge of drafting with sewing and construction. Please note…
Author(s): Jennifer Lynne Matthews-Fairbanks, Dawn Marie Forsyth

2. 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

3. 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. Finally, the book looks at the work of fashion designers who are masters of pattern cutting, such as Comme des GarCons, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. With photographs of…
Author(s): Dennic Chunman Lo

4. 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. Its the ultimate information source for pattern makers, filled with how-to instruction on Basic tools and equipment Pattern symbols and fabric considerationsDesigning patterns from scratch, which includes measuring, drafting bodices, sleeves, and skirts, digital pattern creation, basic block techniques, and moreFitting and making pattern adjustmentsAdding volume with pleats, tucks, and other devicesCombining and dividing pattern shapesAdding finishing…
Author(s): Jo Barnfield, Andrew Richards

5. 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. Using a step-by-step approach, illustrated with accurately sized and scaled flat diagrams, technical flats and fashion illustrations, and photographs of muslins, it explains the theory behind the practise enabling the reader to…
Author(s): Gareth Kershaw

6. 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. It is this approach to learning that has lead us to create “How Patterns Work”, so that those who wish to learn pattern making can have a simplified and streamlined introduction to all of the fundamental principles that lie at the core of pattern making.If you have tried to learn pattern making in the past and felt daunted by the complex drawings and measurements, or are a sewer who has felt ill…
Author(s): Assembil Books

7. 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. As an instructor of patternmaking with over 25 years of professional experience in the fashion industry, I have compiled this book as a means to support and aid beginners in their quest to become proficient in patternmaking and understand how integral it is to Fashion Design.This handbook is to be used as a supplemental guide in addition to the traditional textbook provided by your school. Think of it as a “Quick Guide”,…
Author(s): Nick Verreos, David Paul

8. 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. It is intended to help fashion students, designers and enthusiastic sewers develop and create a variety of styles, regardless of complexity. The book uses photographs, examples, diagrams and templates to explain all of the…
Author(s): Mors de Castro, Lucia, Isabel Hernandez

9. 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. It provides a sound introduction to the concepts and the processes of patternmaking, as well as a more advanced analysis of style and design. The author offers helpful techniques on taking measurements and adjusting the fit of garments for all body sizes, patterns, and types of fabrics….
Author(s): Lori A. Knowles

10. 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, . Then follow fitting solutions on . Hundreds of illustrate the techniques and concepts in simple step-by-step instructions. With these lessons, you…
Author(s): Sarah Veblen

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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. In our richly illustrated new volume of the Fashion Patternmaking series, the prolific author Antonio Donnanno, an offspring of a tailor family, patternmaking teacher, and director of a fashion school network, describes in detail the methods and techniques used in high-fashion patternmaking in an…
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 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.

Conflict Resolution and its Context: From the Analysis of Behavioural Patterns to Efficient Decision-Making

Author(s): Davide Carneiro, Paulo Novais, José Neves
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1180091

Bead Weaving on a Loom: Techniques and Patterns for Making Beautiful Bracelets, Necklaces, and Other Accessories

Author(s): Fran Ortmeyer, Carol C. Porter
Publisher: Design Originals, Year: 2013, Size: 18 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2336170

Teach Yourself Henna Tattoo: Making Mehndi Art with Easy-to-Follow Instructions, Patterns, and Projects

Author(s): Brenda Abdoyan
Publisher: Design Originals, Year: 2012, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2337138

Architecture and Patterns for IT Service Management, Resource Planning, and Governance: Making Shoes for the Cobbler's Children

Author(s): Charles T. Betz (Auth.)
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann, Year: 2011, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1016941

Making Embedded Systems: Design Patterns for Great Software

Author(s): Elecia White
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Year: 2011, Size: 13 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1526814

Designing Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Making the right architecture and implementation decisions (Patterns & Practices)

Author(s): Jason Lee, Chris Keyser, Robert Bogue, Todd Baginski
Publisher: Microsoft Press, Year: 2010, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 540524

Money-Making Candlestick Patterns: Backtested for Proven Results

Author(s): Steve Palmquist, Oliver L. Velez
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2008, Size: 19 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1509101

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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