The Magic Pattern Book / Amy Barickman
New York: Workman, c2014
310 p.
This is a book I've had for a while now, and I keep meaning to get it out and make something from it! There are 6 master patterns, 36 styles, and multiple variations to work with. The book comes with a cd in the back that holds the 6 master patterns & styles for you to print off, in sizes from S-XXL (38 - 45.5" finished bust measurements, generally). They print off as basic tiled pdfs that you need to trim and stick together.

It's an interesting idea -- lots of different designs from the same basic patterns, made individual by fabric and design choices. Each style has full instructions and a photo, then there's a suggestion of fabrics you could use (overwhelmingly wovens) and style changes you might make to change it up a little. 

It starts off with a general introduction and an... [read more]