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[Book Recommendation Filter] A comprehensive history of Savile Row

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!
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Sep 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Can I get this caftan cheaper?

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?
posted by tel3path on Jun 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Seeking movies to help me think about clothes.

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 - 42 answers

How do I learn to become a bespoke tailor and/or find an apprenticeship in the United States?

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]
posted by faeuboulanger on Nov 18, 2012 - 9 answers

How do I sew this type of applique?

Master Seamstresses and Tailors: I have the dress. I have the applique. Help me sew them to make them one! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 14, 2012 - 11 answers

How can I find pretty fabric online?

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]
posted by bibliophibianj on Jun 10, 2011 - 8 answers

What's a great sewing class for this summer???

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]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Apr 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Belt piracy.

I want to make this belt. Help? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Mar 1, 2011 - 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

Where can I find this dress from RENT?

Have you seen this dress? My wife loves it. I would love to see her in it. Win squared. [more inside]
posted by duckus on May 11, 2010 - 6 answers

How can I salvage my clothes into something Frankencool?

I want to start making clothes for myself. I have basic sewing skills. [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 6, 2010 - 20 answers

Self-taught designer needs help

Does anyone know of any sewing/fashion workshops around chicago? [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Mar 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Please, God, no more novelty prints.

Where on Earth can you find BORING fabric? [more inside]
posted by Vavuzi on Dec 31, 2009 - 24 answers

Make me a Master Tailor...

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]
posted by Hollowman on Aug 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Can anyone recommend a good home serger?

Can anyone recommend a good home serger? A few desired features: coverstitch, rolled hem, 4 thread. Thanks!
posted by pantufla on Jun 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for classy, contemporary fabric and pattern shops online.

Are there any trendy, fashion-forward fabric and sewing-pattern shops online? [more inside]
posted by suimin on May 31, 2008 - 16 answers

How do I get my skirt replicated?

How does one go about getting a tailor to clone one's favorite item of clothing? [more inside]
posted by nursegracer on Aug 23, 2007 - 7 answers

incoming sewing n00b alert

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]
posted by divabat on Apr 7, 2007 - 24 answers

My Beau Wants to Design Menswear

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 - 2 answers

How to keep a sewing machine quiet?

How can I prevent the vibrations and noise from my Juki DDL-8700 sewing machine from bothering my downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by pantufla on Jun 25, 2006 - 7 answers

Please help me dress myself better than the mall can...

What are your favorite styles or pieces of clothing that defy trends? [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jan 26, 2006 - 15 answers

Help me make a belt

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]
posted by amtho on Aug 1, 2005 - 5 answers

How can I find a good tailor besides trial and error?

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]
posted by SpecialK on Jul 20, 2004 - 9 answers

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