7.06.2010

Patternmaking book update

Ok, so last week I asked you guys for help w/ deciding on the best, least expensive patternmaking books.  I bought the book Make Your Own Dress Patterns by Adele P Margolis and eventhough the styles remind me of a late 60's, early 70's movie...  I actually love that era.  While I've only skimmed through the book, it has tons of different styles and info on how to alter your basic block into those styles.  The one issue I have with this book is that it's not detailed enough about creating your basic block.  Luckily I had Make Your Own Patterns by Rene Bergh.  This book is very detailed w/ regards to creating your block patterns.  This works great for me now as I am working on a very super exciting project.  More to come on that later.  Thanks to everyone for the comments about the book.  I plan on taking a patternmaking class this Fall so I will have the Helen Armstrong book then.

Peace Hills

2 comments:

Uma Preve said...

Great! you have a book that you like! Looking forward to your projects!

Alice said...

Ah, that's interesting info. I've been looking for a good book on the subject for a while. I'll take a look at that one.

As for pattern making classes - I'm envious! I can't find anything around here (Buckinghamshire, England). I'll be checking to see how you get on.