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Natalie Bray - Genius!
The best fitting book you'll ever buy.
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Date: 7/22/13 8:50 AM

Hi guys! Now that I stopped blogging I have loads more time for sewing and I've found the best fitting book ever. Truly. Every pair of pants I've made since buying this book have *fit.* I am planning to sell back ALL my other fitting books to Amazon.
It is Natalie Bray's "More Dress Pattern Designing." It is actually a drafting book not a fitting book. And it is about 50 years old. But, oh boy is it good! It's a little tough to follow, and I am sure I haven't understood it fully, but even the little bit I have gleaned has made a massive difference in my sewing. I haven't had a wadder since buying this book. And I bought it for 6 from Abe Books. Incredible.
I am so delighted, I just had to share this tip with anyone else who finds fitting a nightmare. Here are a couple of links:
More Dress Pattern Design
The more expensive Amazon version that you can flick through

Does anyone else have this book? Am I crazy? Or do you love it?

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Date: 7/22/13 9:24 AM

It's a three volume set--dress pattern designing, more dress pattern designing, and (iirc) dress fitting. I don't have the third volume (yet). The first explains how to draft the bodice draft, from scratch, among other things

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Date: 7/22/13 9:32 AM

I have the first two. The second is the most helpful for me because it goes through pants which is my personal challenge. I didn't know there was a third book. Thanks for the heads up, Andye!

Do you find the books useful?

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Date: 7/22/13 9:38 AM

Useful? Yes. But I seem to collect these sorts of books... Horde might be better term since my copy of "More Dress Pattern Designing" is not very collectible.

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Bernina B330
Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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Date: 7/22/13 10:24 AM

Ah, at the moment I am so taken with mine, that I think I won't need to buy any more, ever again!

But then, there is always something better just at the end of the rainbow:-)

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Date: 7/22/13 1:14 PM

Always good to check Half Price Books for such things!

http://www.hpbmarketplace.com

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Date: 7/22/13 1:49 PM

amazon will let you skim through Dress Fitting.

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Feet: 1,2,3,3A,4,5,7,8,10,13,16,18,20, 29,32,35,37,50,64,70,71,82,85,86, 92

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