Home sewers are welcome to join our
Industry Network. Although you are not technically in the fashion "industry",
you do have great knowledge of sewing that can help other members of the
Brown Paper Patterns :
Brown Paper Patterns are pattern packages that offer simple style and easy
construction. Each package contains patterns for five classic garments.
The packages have a unique format of instructions which includes a "Methods
Dictionary" and separate "Steps of Construction" for each
garment. Brown Paper Patterns are a collection of basics for those who enjoy
simplicity and easy elegance in the clothes they wear.
: (division of McCall Pattern Company - See McCall )
Encore Designs : is an independent
pattern company specializing in distinctively stylish sewing patterns (vests,
jumpers, shirts, tunics, skirts, jackets, coats/robes, and more) for women
(sizes XS-XXL and 6-24). We also offer unique clothing buttons, clothing
Fashion Express (Greece) :
offering a new service to their customers
of online downloadable pattern collections for Home Sewing.
Their customers will be able to select their patterns
among a Collection of trendy Sewing Patterns with excellent fit. Each Sewing
Pattern selected can be printed on a regular A4 home printer.
The patterns are based on international
fashion trends and they are influenced by these colour suggestions. They
also come with alternative colour scheme advice to help customers decide
for a more individual creation. tel. + 30 2310
25 15 10 fax.+30 2310 25 15 11 3 Stefanou Tatti Str 546 22 Thessanolini
Patterns for Home Sewing
Home Sewing Patterns :
The goal of this website is to assist the home sewing community with learning
about patterns used for sewing. From this site you will learn about
sewing with patterns and where to find sewing patterns for your home sewing
Hot Patterns : Their patterns
are similar to those used in the fashion industry, so you should find them
simple to understand and use. Estimated fabric & notion requirements.
They recommend that you buy your fabric AFTER youve made & fitted your
muslin, as you may need less or more fabric, depending on how youve fitted
LA Fred : Fred Bloebaum (a woman with
what some consider to be a man's nickname) is a highly-regarded sewing instructor
from the San Francisco area. She is a regular instructor at The Sewing
Workshop and other local sewing schools. She has served on the faculties
of several colleges, teaching fashion and sewing-related courses. Fred specializes
in fashion-conscious sewing classes focusing on designer techniques, tailoring,
figure flattery, and sewing with a wide variety of unique fabrics.
Mabel Montalva-High Fashion Paper Patterns : Each
pattern has been hand made and individually tested by a team of professionals
for an elegant and perfect fit. These patterns are simple and easy to use.
They are sold per size, so you there is no need to worry about cutting through
a maze of cutting lines. Mabel Montalva is a division of Savvy Apparel Studio
LLC, an apparel product development firm, headquartered in the United States.
MABEL MONTALVA Savvy Apparel Studio LLC 677 East 700 South, Suite104 American
Fork, Utah 84003 e-mail :
888-400-0215 (T) 800-621-4721 (F)
Pattern Company : The McCall Pattern Company founded in 1870, is a privately-owned,
worldwide company that designs, manufactures, markets, distributes and sells
sewing patterns and instructions for women's, men's and children's fashions,
accessories, costumes, crafts and home décor, under the brand names of
Butterick, McCall's and Vogue Patterns. They also publish and distribute
in-store catalogs for the three sewing pattern brands and the consumer magazine
Vogue Patterns. The Wallies brand features wallpaper and peel and stick
vinyl wall decals, murals, chalkboard and more for home decorating, crafting
and home organization. Select from any of their brands and explore the world
of The McCall Pattern Company.
PatternReview.com : is
used by numerous sewers to collaborate, share and discuss the projects they
have been working on, or are planning to work on. It catalogs and
describes sewers experiences and opinions in a structured way so that you
can quickly and easily find the information they are looking for.
The value of this site keeps increasing as more and more sewers start using
it. Many PatternReview.com features are free however as you can imagine
a site like PatternReview.com takes a lot of time to manage, support and
operate. To that end there are some advanced features which are only available
to a special group of members, called "Friends of PR"
Pattern Studio :
The Pattern Studio is primarily a mail-order company specializing
in patterns for distinctive hats, gloves and handbags.
Silhouette Patterns : Peggy
Sagers received her BS Degree in 1980 from Brigham Young University, earning
a double major in Fashion Merchandising and Fashion Design. Her experience
in the workplace has been mainly in the area of pattern making. She has
made patterns for numerous manufactures including Diana Taylor, C.A.P.S.,
Marilyn Designs, and Harley Davidson. Her private clientele list includes
Elvis Stojko, World Gold Medallist in Figure Skating. She also worked as
a freelance pattern maker to experience a wide variety of pattern shapes
and sizes. As a pattern maker, she worked closely with the manufacturers
to expedite garment construction and to minimize costs. "A professor
once told me 'A great pattern is one that fits.' My passion is great patterns."
Unique Patterns : Unique Patterns
was founded in 1994 and made its world-wide debut for its membership program
in 1996. Since then, Unique has grown to become one of the worlds largest
custom-pattern company resulting in the largest database of women's measurements.
Unique has members throughout the United States, Canada, England and the
Caribbean. Based on the east coast of Canada, Unique is a privately held
Vogue Patterns (division of McCall Pattern Company - See McCall )
Don't forget to visit the Home Sewing Patterns website.
The Home Sewing Patterns website has recently been developed by Apparel
Search for people interested in home sewing.
Books of possible interest to home sewers and pattern
Patternmaking for Fashion Design (3rd Edition)
: This quintessential guide to patternmaking offers comprehensive coverage,
clear illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions, providing users with
all the relevant information necessary to create design patterns with accuracy
regardless of their complexity. Covers the three steps in the development
of design patternsdart manipulation, added fullness, and contouringwith
a central theme that all designs are based on one, or more of these three
major patternmaking and design principles. Includes a fashion sketch for
each project with an analysis of the design, and focuses on pattern plot
and manipulation for developing the patterns. Illustrates several methods
for knock-offs, and dedicates new sections on fitting corrections for the
basic pattern set and the four pant foundation; menswear; patternmaking
for bias-cut garments; revised drafting instructions and standard measurement
charts; how to modify the bodice to fit the different sizes of bust cups;
constructed support for strapless designs, and more. Presents additional
and more challenging design projects for the advanced reader. For dressmakers,
home sewers, manufacturing companies, and professionals in fashion design
and fashion merchandising.
Fit for Real People: Sew Great Clothes Using ANY Pattern (Sewing for Real
: Presented in a new edition that adds updated pattern industry news and
revised rules for selecting pattern size, this easy and practical fitting
system requires no measuring, no drafting skills, no muslin mock-upsand
it works with all brands of tissue paper patterns. Real people of all ages
are featured in photographs that explain the steps of cutting out pattern
pieces, pinning them together, and adjusting the fit. Special attention
is paid to tricky challenges such as accommodating a full bustline, adjusting
sleeves, or reworking a garment to make it more flattering, as well as alternative
fitting methods such as draping and computer design. Metric conversion charts,
charts for comparing pattern company bodice measurements, and a history
of American dress design (Just where did size 10 come from?) make this book
a versatile reference.