Monthly Archives: August 2013

Drafting Individual Sizes and Shapes

This post on Chiral Craft strikes a chord. Especially as I’m in the process of drafting the dress I just finished for someone a different size and shape. Laura writes “What I guess I’ve learned is that it’s true that grading … Continue reading

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Freakin’ Fashion

How do you feel about Fashion? Fascinated but from a safe distance? Keenly in the vanguard? Kid yourself it has no place in your sartorial choices? Overwhelmed? Underwhelmed? Moving along the shelves from my pattern drafting books I pulled out … Continue reading

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Rohr, a Drafting Classic

M.Rohr, Pattern Drafting and Grading, Women’s and Misses’ Garment Design was a well known text when I learned to draft. Then it somehow dropped off the radar. A few years ago, browsing internet as one does, I spotted a copy. … Continue reading

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Drafting Bookshelf

Continuing the perusal of my drafting books, in no particular order, I hit on this oldie but goodie, bought second hand a few years back. Dress Design, Draping and Flat Pattern Making  Marion S Hillhouse and Evelyn A. Mansfield, pub. … Continue reading

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Pattern Drafting Books

Most of the books on my sewing room shelves are old editions.  It occurred to me that the market in second hand books is thriving, and many are reprinted with or without updates. So, I’m jumping in with some reviews … Continue reading

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