Best Reference Books – Advance Pattern Making

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Advance Pattern Making subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Advance Pattern Making along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Advance Pattern Making subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Advance Pattern Making" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Patternmaking for Fashion Design” by Armstrong

“Patternmaking for Fashion Design” Book Review: This book is straightforward and easy to understand, specially written for the students who are interested in learning designing. The book is written with pictures and clear instructions. The three major principles for designing and patternmaking are dart manipulation, added fullness and contouring. One of the chapters in the book also describes ribbing. The book provides all the important information required for designing in a thorough yet easy manner.
2. “Pattern Making (Portfolio Skills)” by Dennic Chunman Lo

“Pattern Making (Portfolio Skills)” Book Review: The book describes the basic principles of pattern cutting. It is written with the point of view of a designer. This book gives a thorough understanding of the subject. The book contains various pattern cutting ideas, ranging from simple one to the most creative one. The book also shows the photographs and ideas of the work of some famous fashion designers such as Comme des, GarCons, John Galliano, Yohji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake. It also shows the step by step diagrams of pattern cutting. The book helps the students to try and make their own design.

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3. “Pattern Cutting and Making Up” by Janet Martin

“Pattern Cutting and Making Up” Book Review: The book is especially beneficial for students of designing. The book aims at industrial changes that have occurred now. It shows that the light clothing companies are now manufacturing heavy garment with new techniques and the old methods of cutting are not used at present. It gives theoretical as well as practical knowledge of types and fabrics of garments.

4. “Practical Pattern Making: A Step-by-Step Guide” by Isabel Sanchez Hernandez and Lucia Mors de Castro

“Practical Pattern Making: A Step-by-Step Guide” Book Review: This book is helpful for fashion students, designers and sewers to create a number of designs easily. The book presents the basic techniques of pattern designing of two expert designers. It gives information regarding traditional patterns, geometric patterns and traditional geometric patterns. It includes the topics of measurement of body, marking a sized pattern with darts, modelling and draping to design and fit a pattern, and working with fabric grain and bias. The book contains various diagrams, examples and photographs for better understanding of tricks and techniques to make a perfect dress. It also contains exercises to be solved by students for easy learning of designing.

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5. “Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns” by Carla Hegeman Crim

“Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes: All You Need to Know About Designing, Adapting, and Customizing Sewing Patterns” Book Review: The book is useful for all those who are starting to sew their own kid’s clothes. This book gives them step-by-step instructions with many pictures. The book contains tips from professional pattern designers and their advice on marketing the designs. The book provides QR codes associated with pattern templates to download it from the internet. It provides sewing instructions for jackets, pants, dresses and many more. It is a simple and easy to understand book.

6. “The Theory of Garment-Pattern Making – A Textbook for Clothing Designers, Teachers of Clothing Technology” by W H Hulme

“The Theory of Garment-Pattern Making – A Textbook for Clothing Designers, Teachers of Clothing Technology” Book Review: The book is beneficial for clothing designers, teachers of clothing technology, students and all those who are interested in fashion and designing. The book covers many topics like the human body, physical proportions, the sizing of garments, size and movement, the garment pattern, garment balance, measurement, applying the measurements to the pattern, garment shape, the designing of speciality garments and the grading of patterns.

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7. “Pattern Making: Instruction Paper (Classic Reprint)” by American School of Correspondence

“Pattern Making: Instruction Paper (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: The book describes the qualifications of a pattern maker. It shows that the pattern maker should have a knowledge of properties of metal, which is to be used for pattern making. The book tells that the pattern maker should understand about the shrinking of metal, strength of metal, practical work of the moulder to form the pattern and he should know how to draw the design of a piece without the help of a designer.

8. “How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making and Sewing in Fashion Design” by Assembil Books

“How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Pattern Making and Sewing in Fashion Design” Book Review: The book is simple and straightforward. The book provides the knowledge from basic to very high level with step-by-step instructions. It also provides various examples and diagrams. The first part of the book includes information about darts, seam allowance, body measurements and blocks, along with the examples to make it easy to understand. The second part shows the changes in pattern making to make the pattern according to our own needs. It includes adding and removing a seam line, moving the position of the dart, using darts to increase volume, turning darts into seam lines and much more.

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9. “Draping and Pattern Making for Fashion Design” by Kamal Khurana

“Draping and Patternmaking for Fashion Design” Book Review: The book especially focuses on instructions for draping. The book includes basic patterns, bodies, skirts, pants, collars, sleeves and pockets. The book also contains information about sportswear and functional finishes. It describes topics such as different techniques used in fashion designing, patternmaking in embroidery and future of fashion designing. The book also describes the use of computers at every step of the apparel manufacturing process.

10. “Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit: Using the Rub-off Technique to Re-create and Redesign Your Favorite Fashions” by Steffani Lincecum

“Patternmaking for a Perfect Fit: Using the Rub-off Technique to Re-create and Redesign Your Favorite Fashions” Book Review: The book discusses the Rub off method, used to create a great fitting pattern. It includes the basics of two Rub off methods, that are, tracing onto paper or draping with fabric. It gives information about required tools and sewing techniques. It describes how to duplicate a skirt, blouse or dress. The book helps in fitting commercial patterns.

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