Pattern Drafting Websites and Books
I've recently been learning the art of pattern drafting and was wondering if anybody new of any websites that had good tutorials for it or books that are helpful Thanks
The Stylish Dress Book that was up for grabs here a while ago has 6 pages of patterns available to trace, and I think it's only like $13 on Amazon so it might be a good start.
You could always make your own patterns from clothes you have that you like, especially t-shirts.
I've been using layout bond (a somewhat transparent but sturdy paper that I used to use for laying out calligraphy designs) and cheap newsprint for my patterns. Layout bond is nice for tracing, and newsprint is nice for making a pattern from scratch.
Thanks guys I'll have to check these out
Here are four good books for learning how to create your own patterns.
1.Pattern Magic by Tomoko Nakamichi
2.Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics
3.Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit: Using the Rub-off Technique to Re-create and Redesign Your Favorite Fashions by Steffani Lincecum
4.Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong
Hope this helps.
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