I picked up these two pattern drafting books fairly recently, but I really like them. The info is great, even though the measurements are metric. A metric ruler is easy to find, even if you don’t already have one. Mostly, though, these books are great for when you want to change one of your patterns around a little and need to know how to manipulate the pattern. For example, on a recent little girl dress, I needed to know how to change a big puffed sleeve into an angel sleeve, and this book has great graphics and diagrams. I picked up the adult version at the library booksale for only a dollar, so I didn’t feel too bad about paying the regular price for the kid’s version as a late Christmas present for myself.
Here’s an example of the diagrams in the books:
Today I am working on another top for myself, a UFO that has been cut out for, who knows, maybe 5 years or more. My embroidery machine has developed a glitch so has to go into the shop, but it was pouring down rain today and I decided to wait for the sunshine. I would hate to slip in a puddle and drop the machine, and I don’t think the machine would like it either. The weatherman says tomorrow will be sunny. I don’t have any lack of UFOs to work on while I am waiting for the repair.