Wednesday Miscellany: The What-the-hell-am-I-doing Edition

Since the only fashion design classes available in the Queen City of the Plains involve upholstering sofas the size of aircraft carriers, we have to engage our inner autodidacts. Design help arrived in the form of comments. Deb is a thinking-woman’s knitter and she recommended the sadly out-of-print Knitter's Guide to Sweater Design by Carmen Michelson & Mary-Ann Davis. Other resources have crossed my desk, too. Please don’t my word for it, since I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, but see for yourself. So without further ado:

1. Designing Knitware by Deborah Newton.

2. Ann Budd’s smart little book: The Knitter's Handy Book of Sweater Patterns.

3. Sweater Design in Plain English by Maggie Righetti

4. Mom, who knows I’m a wannabe, has been forwarding links from the Knit Design Yahoo Group: Fashion Era has fashion drawing instructions. This book showed up Figure Templates for Fashion Illustration by Patrick John Ireland. And Y2Knit is offering an Illustrator II online workshop on creating basic schematics starting, um, tomorrow.

Well, it’s a start. Anyone else want to weigh in?


Comments (2) -

January 17. 2007 06:56


...and don't forget Zimmerman's percentage method of design.  I think that makes as much sense as anything!

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June 29. 2007 12:15


Well, it’s a start. Anyone else want to weigh in?

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