For anyone with sewing experience, can you recommend sources for modern clothing patterns and fabrics? For style, think Anthropologie, but the less frippy pieces - simple, easy, drapey. For fabric, I'd like soft, high-quality cottons in a good range of colors. (I never see that kind of thing at fabric stores, so I'm guessing I'll have to order online.) [more inside]
posted by ella wren
on Sep 6, 2013 -
I want to learn about the cultural significance of clothing, as well as how clothes are made, but I want my process to be fun. What do you think are the best popular Hollywood-style movies, in which the characters discuss what clothes mean to them? What about movies in which the characters are involved with the sewing or designing of clothing? Do garments play a major part in the plot of any movies? Any suggestions for movies that have helped you to think about clothes would be most appreciated.
posted by mortaddams
on Jan 12, 2013 -
How can ICT be better used in Home Economics (or if you like, with the economics and management of the home and community) also known in some places as family and consumer sciences? [more inside]
posted by b33j
on Nov 29, 2010 -
I need to have the perfect personalized rock 'n' roll onesie made for my friend's baby! It may involve Etsy, but it may involve something else. You can help me on this score. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 17, 2010 -
My design is very similar to theirs but I hadn't seen theirs ahead of time. What trouble do I get into if I continue on and sale mine? [more inside]
posted by grablife365
on May 26, 2009 -
Does anyone have any experience or advice on building a clothing/display rack out of pipes? [more inside]
posted by wolfsleepy
on Jan 18, 2008 -
My boyfriend wants to experiment with designing menswear - both casual and formal (he's had experience sewing wedding dresses). Looking for: [more inside]
posted by ao4047
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I have a vector design that's plot printable at Spreadshirt. But should I just take it to Cafepress (which I think is cheaper)? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer
on Feb 23, 2006 -
I want to make my own clothing.
I want to upload a design to a website, and get a shirt/sweater/jacket/whatever.
The two sites I know are cafepress and spreadshirt.
Does anyone have any experience with this? I'd like it to be fairly inexpensive or at least have the quality be equivalent to cost. What other sites are there besides cafepress and spreadshirt? Is it worth it?
posted by petah
on Oct 4, 2005 -
Where do t-shirts come from? I bought a t-shirt from a thirft store with a funny print. It reads "America. Made by Humans." It's a standard baseball style shirt otherwise, but its tag was "American Art Wear." I'm interested in the printing of the t-shirt more than the original manufacturer of the shirt. The manager of the store said something a bit cryptic: that the owner/clothes buyer gets most of the tees off the backs of trucks at trade fairs. Who is in the business of printing t-shirts for this kind of distribution? Who is "American Art Wear"?
posted by rschram
on Jan 25, 2004 -