With everything I have to post, I keep forgetting to mention these important messages.
It is possible that Jack Handford’s grading book is going out of print. Or is out of print. Or will remain out of print. I don’t know the status of his drafting book but I imagine it’s the same. There are replacements for that one though. Oh, and this is the best grading book there is. Really. Somebody put up a cruddy review on Amazon but this person obviously doesn’t understand the concept of what a grading book is or should be (sometimes, the opinion-economy can be so annoying). For what it’s worth, a grading book isn’t a spec book, these don’t provide sizing standards. A specs book won’t tell you how to grade so why would a grading book give you specs?
Next: Finally! There’s a knitwear pattern book on the market called Design and Patternmaking for Stretch Fabrics. I saw them at the show. No, I don’t have a review, I flipped through it, said “good enough” and ordered one as soon as I got back. It’s spiral bound. I really like that in a drafting book. Publishers avoid spiral bound if they can because the spine doesn’t display well on a book store shelf.
Last in book news: Connie Crawford’s second edition of Pattern Making Made Easy is out (my review of the first edition). Also, she graciously continues to extend a generous discount to F-I readers. She wrote:
I continue to give your visitors, on request, the discount for this book. Since we do not advertise the discount, they must put the discount request in the comments section of the order.
The book is 459 pages, hardcover but inside spiral bound for $95.00. The discount is 20%. Be sure to use my name or Fashion-Incubator to get the discount ($19.00). You can mail, fax or telephone your order. I do not earn a commission on sales, I just like this book and recommend it personally.