25 July 2013

Great Sites - Favourite Sources

My favourite Resources, Trend Forecasters, and Skilled Sewists are listed here.  I am gradually growing this list and adding more links.  Love to hear about your favourites.

Here are some select links to start with:

SCOUT
Trend forecast Australian style from Sydney based Scout.  Great visuals on the blog.

WGSN on tumblr:  Online, industry based Forecast Service.  Has wonderful tumblr blog.

Weekly Street trend reports for the Sun-Herald.  Fab blog about mens style in Sydney and the world.

Fashion-Incubator blog by Kathleen Fasanella

The Cutting Class
Great Pattern Making Posts!

The Centre for Fashion Design - Great Philosophy

Merchant & Mills UK
Unbelievable tailoring products - fabrics, patterns and trim.

The Sewing Directory has many, many useful links to sharpen up your sewing skills.  Based in the UK they run a whole bunch of creative workshops.


Most Favourite books:


Polhemus, Ted  ‘Street Style' Thames & Hudson, London.  1994

Boucher, François ‘The History of Costume in the West.’  Thames & Hudson, London.  2004

Bray, Natalie  ‘Dress Pattern Designing. The Basic Principles of Cut and Fit.’  Collins, London.  1974

Bray, Natalie  ‘More Dress Pattern Designing’  Granada, London.  1974

Hillhouse. & Mansfield ‘Dress Design.  Draping and Flat Pattern Making.’  Houghton Mifflin Company, USA.  1948

Fasanella, Kathleen  ‘The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing.’   Kathleen Fasanella, USA.   1998

2 comments:

  1. I've posted the Hillhouse and Mansfield as a pdf in my Friday Freebies (it's out of copyright). Will look up some of the others. Thanks for the recommendations.

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  2. Yes, and many thanks to you for all the time it must have taken to scan. Such a great resource. In last weeks evening pattern class we had a conversation about your post and how fantastic it was that you had gone to all that trouble. So that's five fans working away in a pattern room in the inner-west of Sydney talking about your blog. Congrats! :)

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