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Friday Favourites - Pattern Making Books

This week our Friday Favourites is dedicated to two of our current favourite sewing books. These books are large and heavy and filled with so much wonderful information.

First up we have Pattern Cutting (or Pattern Making as it seems to be also titled) by Dennic Chunman Lo. A complete introduction to pattern cutting. 

pattern making

The book covers measurements and the understanding of fabrics and tools before moving on to basic blocks. Step by step illustrations show us how to create these blocks before moving onto more complex blocks and how to adapt  and convert existing blocks.


The final chapters cover inspirational pattern cutting encouraging experimentation and digital technology.

pattern making tools

Next we have Draping - The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel.


This books starts with the basics of choosing fabrics and the mannequin advancing to the techniques used to create shape. Through a series of step by step projects, designed to develop skills from basic to advanced this book will guide you to create a variety of garments from dresses, corsets, trousers, = jackets and more.


The book includes a DVD containing 32 video tutorials.


The winner of our Strip Savvy book giveaway is Sandra Mary! Congratulations! Please email me with your details at nichola(at)handmakersfactory(dot)com(dot)au.

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