I've gotten a lot of very good feedback about the information on this site - and I sincerely thank everyone who has had comments. It has helped me to make many improvements.
If there's one problem, however, it's that is can be difficult to follow.
It's easy to click from one page to another, all of them filled with great information.
But it's also easy to get lost along the way.
You're reading about how to fit your dress, and all of a sudden you find yourself looking at collars! Yeah, you want to learn about collars, but not right now!
I've converted the entire site into an easy-to-read pattern design e-book.
Organized by chapter, and following a specific series of steps, you'll have no trouble finding the information you're looking for - and staying on track.
"An Introduction to Pattern Design Using the Basic Block" offers 175 pages of basic design and pattern drafting techniques, in a simple, "textbook" format.
Organized by chapter, it covers:
And, we've recently added information on fitting and designing pants!
This is not an in-depth tutorial on a specific topic (like the block and dart tutorials). It's simply all of the information available on this site, organized in an easy-to-read format.
When you order An Introduction to Pattern Design, I'll include the Glossary of Sewing Terms and Glossary of Design Terms.
You'll be speaking like a pro in no time. You'll understand the difference between piping and binding. You'll know exactly what someone means when they refer to a "besom pocket" or "funnel neck/collar". And - you'll get more ideas for your own designs!
This pattern design book is available in both downloadable pdf format, or on a DVD. Both versions can be printed (but take it to a copy shop - it's 175 pages for the Pattern Design book alone!)
Purchase the Digital/Downloadable version of the 3 e-books.
You'll have instant access to the pdf files (which you can download and print) for the Pattern Design book, and the Glossaries of Sewing Terms and Design Terms.
$7.97 USDYes! I'd like an e-book version of this site!
Purchase the DVD version of the 3 e-books.
You'll receive all of the same material as the digital version of the tutorial, but in DVD format. This is the best option if you don't have reliable internet access, or if you want a permanent, physical product. All 3 e-books are included.
$12.97 USD plus shipping.
(Shipping is $7 USD within the US, $25 USD to Canada, and $34 USD internationally)
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