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Sources for modern clothing patterns/fabrics?

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 - 12 answers

 

Help me remix my wedding dress

I have a wedding dress. I have a black tie event in August. I want to wear a modified version of my perfect-for-me wedding dress to said black tie event. What are some things I can do to remix it? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Looking for affordable t-shirt fabric, online or around Albuquerque

Can anyone suggest a place to buy reasonably priced t-shirt fabric, online or in the general Albuquerque area? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 31, 2012 - 3 answers

If you wash us, do we not bleed?

My red-on-white polka-dot dress bled in the laundry... onto itself. Is there any way to remove the pink stains while preserving the print? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Nov 4, 2011 - 5 answers

How can I repair or disguise tiny holes in wool gabardine?

How can I repair or disguise small holes and tears in wool gabardine (skirts)? [more inside]
posted by skbw on Oct 4, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I mend these torn garment linings?

Small tears in the linings of wool coats and dress-pants. How can I go about mending these in a functional (but not necessarily pretty) fashion? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Why are acetate/spandex blends so hard to find?

Why aren't acetate/spandex blends more widely available? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Jun 7, 2011 - 18 answers

What is this mystery fabric?

What type of fabric is this shirt made from? Nobody at the fabric stores can give me an answer. [more inside]
posted by scrowdid on Oct 27, 2010 - 12 answers

Looking for a guide to sewing men's clothing

I'm interested in learning to make clothing. I'm looking for a book that goes from basic sewing skills to basic garments. Difficulty: for men. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Can I get away with putting these "line dry" pants in the dryer?

LaundryFilter: I recently bought some stretch cotton pants. According to the label, stretch cotton is defined as c. 97-98% cotton, with the remainder being spandex. Unfortunately, that very same label informs me that I'm supposed to line dry these pants, which is enormously inconvenient for me. Could I get away with putting these through a few minutes in a regular dryer on the low dry/delicates setting or would that destroy the pants? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Apr 7, 2010 - 17 answers

The Great Ecstasy of the Signer Herzog

How do I preserve Werner Herzog's signature on my t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on Dec 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Describing a dress shirt.

I'm sartorially clueless. How would you describe this kind of shirt? It's a "dress shirt", sure, but how would you specify the fabric and cut (particularly that type of collar)? Here is another example. I'm looking to buy some shirts like these but when I go to department stores I can only find this sort of thing - which is cut completely differently and uses an extremely thin fabric. Help me articulate the differences.
posted by phrontist on Sep 29, 2009 - 18 answers

1. Peeps 2. Glue Gun 3. ???? 4. PROFIT!

I want to affix Peeps (the Easter atrocities) to fabric in order to make a costume. BY TOMORROW. Crafty MeFites, hope me with your glue-gun wisdom! [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 3, 2009 - 18 answers

Dying cotton clothes without shrinking them?

Is it possible to dye white shirts and dark blue shirts (both 100% cotton with a shelf bra that is 95% cotton/5% spandex) black without shrinking them? [more inside]
posted by flyingcowofdoom on Apr 8, 2008 - 6 answers

When do I have to buy new clothes, anyway?

I know hardly anything about the modern economics of building clothing. Tell me -- how can I determine if my clothes can be resized to measure, and whether that would cost more than the clothes are worth? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Mar 1, 2008 - 7 answers

Natural fabrics?

What are the best natural clothing materials, and where can i buy them (possibly already made into clothing)? [more inside]
posted by fjardt on Nov 22, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I get fried chicken smell out of not-very-washable clothing items?

How do I get fried chicken smell out of fabrics? I would just wash them, but two of them (a jacket and a shawl) aren't very washable. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Nov 16, 2007 - 15 answers

Help us de-stink some kimonos

My friend recently bought several used kimonos in Japan. Upon arriving home, she discovered that they smelled strongly of mothballs. How to get rid of the smell without ruining the kimonos? [more inside]
posted by chippie on Aug 18, 2006 - 14 answers

T-shirt cotton conundrum

I have a lot of cotton t-shirts, of the medium-to-heavy weight kind that usually have something printed on them. There seem to be two distinct kinds of cotton fabric in the shirts: Good: After a few washes, the shirt becomes soft and kind of broken in. Bad: the shirt never really becomes soft or broken in, and worse, inevitably comes out of the dryer with (clean) lint and cat hair all over it. So I have two questions about this:
1. What accounts for the different outcomes for two 100% cotton shirts?
2. Is there any solution, ASIDE from using fabric softener? Any non-nasty alternatives to fabric softener?
posted by everichon on Mar 15, 2005 - 9 answers

Stop my suit trousers from wearing out between the thighs!

How do I stop my suit trousers wearing out so quickly? The area between thighs always seems to pill up and eventually wear out, especially on pure wool suits. [more inside]
posted by viama on Feb 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Fabric orders

How i would go about getting fabric (for clothing) straight from the manufacturer, in bulk quantities, rather than having to pay retail prices? I'm in the UK.
posted by armoured-ant on Jan 10, 2004 - 3 answers

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