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The Reference Section => Books and other quality reference material => Topic started by: Sinusvag on April 27, 2019, 05:02:08 AM

Title: W.H. Hulme - The Practice of Garment-Pattern Making
Post by: Sinusvag on April 27, 2019, 05:02:08 AM
Found this on archive.org:

https://archive.org/details/The_Practice_Of_Garment_Pattern_Making.W.H.Hulme

On a side note: It seems as if Mr. Hulme was employed at the same teaching facility in Leeds as B W Poole was previously.
Title: Re: W.H. Hulme - The Practice of Garment-Pattern Making
Post by: SlipInTime on December 02, 2019, 05:18:13 AM
Thanks for sharing! I'm delighted.

I have also read his other book (The Theory of Garment Pattern Making), and it's great: it helped me learn a lot of the theory & nerdy noodly concepts behind pattern cutting. It's probably not what I'd call an essential book -there are probably more modern & complete ones  - but I do feel like a much, much better maker for having read it. For example, discussing the importance of taking measurements from fixed points rather than vague ones; learning about why armscye placement is calculated the way it is; and so on.

Theory can be bought for fairly cheap, from a reproduction company.

Loved it so much I bought a (rather expensive) second hand copy of this one, & hoped to bring it back into print/make it available online. This book is less essential, but I appreciate my copy & am glad to see it's been made available here.