There are a few textbooks that we will be using in the course. All of the mandatory textbooks can be checked out as digital downloads from the Hunt Library. They can also be purchased from your favorite bookstore.

Textbooks (not optional)

  • Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear 6th edition by Winifred Aldrich*
  • Pattern Making for Menswear 5th edition by Gareth Kershaw*
  • Sewing for the Apparel Industry by Claire Shaeffer*

Highly Recommended Books

  • Fashion Pattern Cutting by Zarida Zaman*
  • Patternmaking by Dennic Chunman Lo*
  • Pattern Cutting: The Architecture of Fashion by Pat Parish*
  • Flats: Technic Drawing for Fashion by Basia Szkutnicka*

* Books with an asterisk can be checked out as digital books from CMU Hunt Library