Added 3 new books to the pattern making book list. Two were highly recommended by Kathleen Fasanella (Fashion Incubator), and the third was only mentioned by her, but I liked it because the title uses the word ‘Tailoring’. The Amazon prices are listed to give you an idea of how expensive these materials are. In her article on making block patterns with saran wrap she points out that although there are several good books on pattern making and grading (lots that aren’t so good), the books by Jack Handford are actually used in the industry. ’nuff said, they’re now on the list.
#14. Professional Patternmaking for Designers: Women’s Wear and Men’s Casual Wear by Jack Handford – $40
# 15. Professional Pattern Grading for Women’s, Men’s, and Children’s Apparel by Jack Handford – $270–$999 (not kidding! it’s hard to get)
# 16. A Tailoring Manual by Gertrude Strickland – $20