I wanted to update my squidoo lens but there are some bugs not allowing me to do that at the moment so I'm waiting for the squidoo team to return my request for help about that, so I'm got to focus on something else for now.
Two patternmaking books I've read over the years now are Helen Joseph Armstrong's and Connie Amaden Crawford's. Connie's book wins out with me because speaking as one who didn't know enough about patternmaking when I first bought Armstrong's patternmaking book I was terribly intimidated. The instructions seemed unapproachable to me and I never plucked up the courage to get past drafthing the initial first block (I think this was the bodice block, too many years ago to remember).
The thing that made me take the plunge and buy Connie's book though was that I'd heard her book was replacing Armstrong's book in the fashion schools, that's big time. Now, however, after successfully learning Connie's Amaden Crawford's Patternmaking Made Easy, I kind of regret selling my Helen Joseph Armstrong book because now that I actually know my way around patternmaking I realize Armstrong's book would be great to have on hand as reference for different kinds of pattern blocks. Or maybe it's just my subconscious desire to now closely compare the two books to see how many ways they differ.
One of these days I'll look into it. For now though while I'm waiting, I'm going to review things here and there in Connie's book and probably some of my other books as well. I've got a regular little library now, here's a group of photos of some of my favorite books I've studied/read/bought so far that I would highly recommend anyone interested in design to check out: