Book Index/Chapter headings
Drafting Basic patterns
Blouses & Tops
Quarter Scale Patterns
Additional description from Amazon: With this guide to patternmaking, it’s easier than ever to design a pleasing wardrobe, replace worn-out garments, and adapt clothing to changes in body shape. Expert instructions and fully illustrated techniques, show how to take measurements from clothes that already look and feel great, and transfer them to hand-drawn patterns, either full-size or to scale. There are patterns for any attire—skirts and dresses, jackets and trousers, blouses, shirts and tees—and they can be adapted for a variety of necklines, collars, and sleeves. The result is a wardrobe that’s original, fashionable, affordable, and comfortable for years to come.
It is NOT an exhaustive intro to pattern drafting but it is a nice intro useful for working with patterns.
PaperBack or HardBound?
Does this book have clear illustrations or photographs?
Excellent, clear illustrations.
Would you recommend this book as a MUST HAVE?
Yes ... IF you like tinkering with patterns to add details or a new look to a TNT. I just used it to add a shawl collar to a vest pattern and it worked perfectly. I also looked at La Fred's two Threads articles on shawl collars and the Bergh illustrations made it easy for me to accomplish. The illustrations in Threads are good but these were, for me, better. It isn't a new book but the techniques are timeless. A great reference.