Alexandra's Favourite Books for Pattern Making and Fitting


I often get asked about the contents of my bookshelf, so I thought today you might be interested to see which books I use the most and would recommend that you add to your library.

Watch the video to get a glimpse inside my 5 favourite pattern making and fitting books. I share what I love about each book as well as some of the areas where the content is (just a little) lacking.

Here are my 5 favourite pattern making and fitting books:

⭐️ Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear by Winifred Aldrich

⭐️ Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong

⭐️ Dress Fitting: Basic Principles and Practice by Natalie Bray

⭐️ The Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting by Sarah Veblen

⭐️ Fitting and Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach to the Art of Style Selection, Fitting, and Alteration by Elizabeth Liechty, Judith Rasband, Della Pottberg-Steineckert

Put one on your wishlist or send one to a sewing friend, I have no doubt you'll make good use of these books.

I hope you enjoyed that little tour of my sewing library. If you have books that you love that I haven’t mentioned here, send me a message, I’m always open to hearing about new pattern making and fitting resources.

If you'd like a little more guidance than any book can offer, I've got a few online courses that you might be interested in. You can explore those HERE.

Next week, I’ll be sharing my favourite pattern making and fitting tools. I hope you’ll tune in.

All My Best,