Author Topic: W.H. Hulme - The Practice of Garment-Pattern Making  (Read 766 times)


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W.H. Hulme - The Practice of Garment-Pattern Making
« on: April 27, 2019, 05:02:08 AM »
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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.


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Re: W.H. Hulme - The Practice of Garment-Pattern Making
« Reply #1 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.