I have a creative friend who wants to make his own clothes, so I recently purchased him this book on shirtmaking. But what about the bottom half? I'll get him the same author's trouser book, but does anyone know of resources for making jeans, or any other man-focused sewing info? So much seems to be focused on women, with men's items being just a sidebar. He's very fashionable, so even pattern maker suggestions, etc. are welcome.
I'm getting sewing labels printed so I can proudly brand my work. Anything from dresses and shirts to curtains and baby bibs. What should I call it? And which company should I use? [more inside]
I'm in the very early stages of researching and writing a knitting project guide. What books can you recommend on the topic of learning to dress well? I'm looking specifically for books that help people of either gender plan, and possibly even make, a functional, flattering, stylish wardrobe. I have asked a very similar question of AskMe before, but that was 10(!!!) years ago and so many more style guides have come out since then.
Hi guys, Where can I find cool sewing patterns? Beginner, and I don't want to look like your grandma. [more inside]
I would like to have a few shirts made, I think? And maybe, eventually a suit? Please explain the basics of a professional tailor. [more inside]
I'm looking for book recommendations for thorough, engaging, and rigorous histories of Savile Row tailoring and/or books that talk about the history and philosophy of fine men's tailoring and dress. I'm not averse to books with technical information, as well as historical and cultural information. Thank you!
I Want It Now Filter - footstamp mix: I want to get this caftan and swan around in it all summer, I do not want to pay AUS 500 for it. Does anybody know where I can get a dupe for it, or some similar fabric?
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.
Where should I look for information on becoming a bespoke tailor (through books/self-education, training, and/or apprenticeship) in the United States? [more inside]
Master Seamstresses and Tailors: I have the dress. I have the applique. Help me sew them to make them one! [more inside]
How can I find the fabric that was used to make a dress being sold in a high street store? It's light blue with a pattern of a white cat playing with yarn. [more inside]
For sewing/textile geeks out there: My summer just opened up and I have the time and financial resources to take an awesome class somewhere in something. Any recommendations??? [more inside]
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]
Have you seen this dress? My wife loves it. I would love to see her in it. Win squared. [more inside]
I want to start making clothes for myself. I have basic sewing skills. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any sewing/fashion workshops around chicago? [more inside]
Where on Earth can you find BORING fabric? [more inside]
Make me a Master Tailor: I know how to plug in a sewing machine and use a cloth ruler. Assuming nothing more, where do I begin... [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good home serger? A few desired features: coverstitch, rolled hem, 4 thread. Thanks!
Are there any trendy, fashion-forward fabric and sewing-pattern shops online? [more inside]
How does one go about getting a tailor to clone one's favorite item of clothing? [more inside]
I've been inspired by t-shirt surgery and am thinking of getting into sewing. However, I've never sewed something in my life. Where do I begin? [more inside]
My boyfriend wants to experiment with designing menswear - both casual and formal (he's had experience sewing wedding dresses). Looking for: [more inside]
How can I prevent the vibrations and noise from my Juki DDL-8700 sewing machine from bothering my downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
What are your favorite styles or pieces of clothing that defy trends? [more inside]
Wanted: tips or detailed instructions for making a belt (clothing) out of fabric, iron-on "waist maker" tape, needle, thread, "belting" strap material, and (probably) some hooks. I'm not 100% sure how to fold/sew the fabric around the tape, especially the ends. No luck with Google, and the package instructions are sparse. [more inside]
ClothingFilter: I need to find a tailor to make some alterations to an expensive sportcoat. The retailer I bought it from only does alterations to new items, and their tailor works for them... I've always had good experiences with that tailor, but the other things I've gotten done (through the place that dry cleans my clothes) really sucked. How can I find a good tailor besides trial and error? [more inside]