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Date: 1/23/14 11:31 PM

A long time ago, I tried drafting a pattern using my own measurements and the instructions in the Armstrong book, with little success.

I'd like to try drafting a pattern to my own measurements again. I'm wondering what book/method some of you might recommend--are there any books methods that you've had success with when drafting to your own measurements?

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Date: 1/24/14 11:06 AM

I have not drafted yet with her method, but look at Susan Furrer's book. It's a text book she uses for her fashion design school. She has craftsy classes for drafting a bodice and skirt sloper too.

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Date: 1/24/14 4:32 PM

I make slopers or blocks from other patterns that I have altered to fit, or by taking apart RTW that fit. Even if they "almost" fit, you can pin out the excess or add extra where you need it, then transfer to paper. I use freezer paper. A book might be better, but this is just an alternative.

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Date: 1/24/14 5:35 PM

Aliann, check out Donald McCunn's How to Make Sewing Patterns. He gives you step-by-step and shows how to determine the bust and waist darts for your shape.

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Date: 1/24/14 5:59 PM

I drafted a skirt using Suzy Furrer's book and Craftsy class with success. I mostly watched and followed along with the class to do the draft. She is an excellent teacher, and answered a few questions I had along the way, as well.

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Date: 1/24/14 7:05 PM

I highly recommend Suzy Furrer's classes on Craftsy. I have never paid full price for a Craftsy class until now, but I bought these as soon as they were released (Bodice Sloper, Skirt Sloper, and Creative Darts/Seamlines).

I've watched all 3 of the classes (some of them twice) and am eagerly awaiting the next ones (she says there will be more-yay!).

I also bought her book to use as a supplement to the classes; it covers everything from collars to sleeves to pants.

Her instruction is so clear and precise and she covers a lot of material in-depth without making it seem difficult.

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Date: 1/24/14 7:33 PM

I agree with Auntnina! I highly recommend Suzy Furrer's classes as well. Her book is just as good as the classes. Have you tried any of her drafts yet Auntnina? I just bought the new class, and am looking forward to starting it this weekend.

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Date: 1/24/14 10:17 PM

Thanks everyone. I actually have these books--I just haven't tried the drafts yet. I'll have to pull them out and look at them again.
-- Edited on 1/24/14 10:24 PM --

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Date: 1/25/14 10:31 AM

I got started on the moulage front in December, but ran into an issue so sent Suzy a message and set it aside for the holidays. Then I got sick, so haven't worked on it since before Christmas.

However, Suzy did a quick draft using my measurements and figured out what I was missing, so it won't be difficult to complete-once I get back to it.

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Date: 1/25/14 5:44 PM

How is Suzy's book different/better than other pattern drafting books in circulation? Is the main advantage being able to take the Craftsy class in addition to working from the book? I have a number of pattern drafting books and was wondering whether I should buy this one or Connie Crawford's book.

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