I noticed that there are some books on closeout at SouthStar Supply if anyone’s interested. These are:
- Fitting & Pattern Alteration Item Price: $30.00
- Fabric Science $35.00
- Swatch Kit for Fabric Science $20.00
- Childrenswear Design, 2nd Edition $35.00
- Evaluating Apparel Quality $35.00
- Patternmaking for Fashion Design $60.00 (Armstrong)
To find these titles, scroll down to the bottom of this page. I own all of these books and think most of them are pretty handy. As far as the Fabric Science book is concerned, everybody needs one and be sure to get the swatch kit! At $20, that’s a steal. If you’re designing children’s wear, the children’s wear design book is very useful. It also has basic design information as well as some pattern making. The Patternmaking for Fashion Design is the Armstrong book, a lot of people like it. It’s not a bad book, a good general reference. Really, I think all these books are good references although I’m least fond of Evaluating Apparel Quality. The latter is a text book and assumes you’re a huge corporation. Still, at closeout price, it provides value.