UserManual:Patternmaking References

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For those interested in the art of patternmaking, there are lots of books to choose from. Here is a list you may find useful in learning the craft:

  1. Winifred Aldrich
    1. Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear
    2. Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear
    3. Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear
  2. Natalie Bray
    1. Dress Pattern Designing: The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit
    2. More Dress Pattern Designing
    3. Dress Fitting: Basic Principles and Practice
  3. Bunka Fashion College
    1. Textbook 1: Fundamentals of Garment Design (Japanese and English translation)
    2. Textbook 2: Skirts and Pants (Japanese and English translation)
    3. Textbook 3: Blouses and Dresses (Japanese and English translation)
    4. Textbook 4: Jackets and Vests (Japanese and English translation)
  4. Helen Joseph-Armstrong
    1. Patternmaking for Fashion Design
  5. Lori A. Knowles
    1. Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women
  6. Lucia Mors de Castro
    1. Patternmaking in Fashion (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian translations)
    2. Patternmaking in Practice (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian translations)
  7. M. Muller & Sohn
    1. Schnittkonstruktionen fuer Kleider und Blusen (Dresses and Blouses) (German)
    2. Schnittkonstruktionen fuer Roecke und Hosen (Skirts and Trousers) (German and English translation)
    3. Schnittkonstruktionen fuer Jacken und Maentel (Jackets and Coats) (German and Enlish translation)
    4. HAKA Schnittkonstruktionen 1 Sakkos und Westen (Jackets and Vests) (German)
    5. HAKA Schnittkonstruktionen 2 Sakkos (Jackets) (German)
    6. HEMDEN Schnitttechnik (Shirts) (German)
    7. HAKA Schnittkonstruktionen Hosen (Trousers) (German)
  8. Vittorina Rolfo, Ernestine Kopp, Lee Gross and Beatrice Zelin
    1. Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern
  9. Teresa Gilewska
    1. Schnittkonstruktion in der Mode: Herrenkleidung: Zuschneiden und Zusammennähen (Menswear) (German)

Online instruction

The following is a list of free online sources for patternmaking instruction.

  1. Leena's Pattern Drafting Lessons Site down. Server times out.


  1. Fashion-Incubator