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Unread 08-25-2010, 10:29 AM   #76
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My professor recently published a book on draping. I absolutely LOVE it.
http://www.amazon.com/Draping-Basics...2749927&sr=1-2

I also use this for drafting/flat pattern (I didn't check the thread to see if it was posted already) :
http://www.amazon.com/Patternmaking-...2750075&sr=1-6
I believe they recently put out a new edition and fixed a few flaws. I love it as well.
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Unread 10-04-2010, 08:59 PM   #77
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Thank you for all the suggestions! ^^. Very helpful. I went to the Library today and picked up:
Sewing for Dummies, Vogue Easy Sewing, andd Readers Digest Complete Guild to Sewing. All very very helpful.
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Unread 10-05-2010, 08:24 AM   #78
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I love this thread. I just requested a bunch of these at the library--hopefully I can get my hands on a sewing machine from someone. As of now I just do handsewing (and honestly, I love handsewing...I find it very relaxing).

But yay! Books!
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Unread 10-17-2010, 12:43 PM   #79
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Just raced to my bedroom and grabbed my library card. Parents will probably freak out when the library calls saying I have four books ready to be picked up. ^^ Love this thread!
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Unread 10-18-2010, 11:02 AM   #80
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This thread is quite helpful. I always forget what a great resource the library truly is. My library has Patternmaking for Fashion Design and The Sewing Book by Alison Smith. Some stuff to start out with and learning how to sew is probably a huge plus for a guy!

If I run into any trouble, the area where I live (Amish/PA Dutch country) has a rich history in sewing. Also, classes are around here for beginners.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:01 PM   #81
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I can't really sew for my life but if the books had pictures that would help a great deal. i'm more visual when it comes to learning.
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Unread 04-08-2011, 02:22 AM   #82
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Need help with a cosplay

I need help with a cosplay! I have to have it finished by the end of June.... Its Grayson Hunt from Bulletstorm I need help to make a cosplay out of. I have searched on google and yet there is no one yet who have made a cosplay of him.

Here is a link so you can see how he looks like...
http://images.wikia.com/bulletstorm/...x10000_q85.jpg
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Unread 04-10-2011, 11:25 PM   #83
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what school do you go to? Im studying Fashion design at The Art Institute and we're using the same patternmaking book
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Unread 04-20-2011, 05:56 AM   #84
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Unread 04-20-2011, 12:23 PM   #85
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Does anyone know of any useful books that are available for the Amazon kindle? I got one last month for my birthday and I've been finding it pretty useful for keeping reference books to hand.
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Unread 06-24-2011, 01:27 AM   #86
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Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a fabulous book for learning how to make different types of patterns. It has everything from basic pattern blocks, womenswear, menswear, childrenswear, and etc...

The Art of Manipulating Fabric by Colette Wolff has tutorials on pleating, gathering, making ruffles, various applique techniques, smocking, and pretty much every fabric manipulation technique known to man in the book.


Both books can be purchased on amazon.com.
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Unread 06-24-2011, 02:30 PM   #87
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...but can they be purchased for the kindle? That's what I needed to know. ^^;
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Unread 07-29-2011, 10:18 AM   #88
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I didn't really like "Sewing for Dummies" actually. Mostly because it was more words than pictures...and the projects were just..well..ugly. If you can get it free from the library then it's fine..but DON'T pay money for it.

I got a cheap book at Chapters called "Sew U Home Stretch " That had basic patterns that you would actually wear and intruc. on how to modify them. You get a number of free patterns (actual patterns are included with the book) AND a guide to sewing.

Also loved "The complete photo guide to sewing"

Lastly, "Stitch by stitch : learning to sew, one project at a time" was really nice.
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Unread 08-15-2011, 03:47 PM   #89
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I got a book! Its called 'Mom' by Child with Questions
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Unread 08-16-2011, 12:45 AM   #90
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the singer tailoring book is amazeballs! my mind was blown in my advanced sewing class when we were learning how to make bound button holes and welt pockets and currently our big project is the tailored womens jacket.....i am now ashamed with the fabric i used and the way i made a jacket before hand...
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