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I use basic muslin, 44" wide for most samples, prototypes, and sometimes as interfacing (washed first):
I don't recommend many books. The textbooks listed are the same books I learned from in fashion design school and I still use today. (There were others but these have held up over time). The other books are ones I've discovered to have good information that I would say leave the reader more informed with accurate information.
Textbooks for Pattern Drafting & Draping:
The Fabric Science Book and Kit should be used together. Be sure you know what you're getting when you purchase. One is a binder with over 100 swatch samples and some tools to help you identify and learn different fabric types. It's like a Lab. The other is the text book that goes along with it. These books are technical and pretty meaty. I still have mine from college.
Home Sewing Books for Fitting:
Simple and accurate, the Ahead of the Curve has some patterns and fitting advice useful for curving sewing. Sewing the Curve is focused on Learning to Sew:
So far, Complete Photo Guide to Perfect Fitting has some great information. The techniques are explained in step by step photographs. The format makes for a lot to read and digest- but I always like information that explains the WHY or HOW and doesn't skip anything. It's focused on if you are fitting a client:
My favorite Pants Fitting book is Pants for Real People. It has all the fit changes you could need plus multiple examples on real people and multiple combinations of fitting issues. The content is dated and somewhat not socially acceptable in some cases but the fitting content is accurate and empowering:
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