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Natalie Bray books

Mocarroll

Natalie Bray books
« on: December 14, 2017, 13:16:57 PM »
Just bought three Natalie Bray books in an Oxfam bookshop, Dress Pattern Designing, More Dress Pattern Designing and Dress Fitting, all like new, £5 each! Bargain, Christmas pressie to myself!

Maximum

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 13:30:14 PM »
Wow! Well done for being in the right place at the right time. Enjoy them

Ellabella

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2017, 13:32:58 PM »
Don't you love a bargain :loveit:
Desperately trying to alliterate in North Yorkshire

b15erk

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 14:15:02 PM »
Well done!  Lovely to get a bargain, the thing with charity shop finds is that they are unexpected - and all the better for that!

Enjoy Mo!  :)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Marniesews

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 08:56:16 AM »
Excellent books too. Although they don't include knits, lots of the styling is useful for dance dresses. I've been looking for a different construction of neck cowl for the back of a dress to the usual 'grown-on' design and there it was in 'More Dress Pattern Designing'.  :D
Aka Jacky F in a former life...

Roger

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2018, 09:01:26 AM »
Lovely! I like a nice book bargain :) more books to keep an eye out for! At least they don’t go out of date unlike my technical books.
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

UttaRetch

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2018, 13:49:20 PM »
@Mocarroll: I have a softback edition of



which I bought from someone on the 'old place'.  However, I can't get my head around the maths. :(
What goes around comes around.

BrendaP

Re: Natalie Bray books
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 14:33:14 PM »
I have her Dress Pattern Designing (metric edition) picked up from the local second hand bookshop a few years ago.  I occasionally dip into it to get ideas for tweeking a pattern.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/