Butterick : (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 clasps.
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 color suggestions. They also come with alternative color 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 Greece
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 it.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 888-400-0215 (T) 800-621-4721 (F)
The McCall 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."
Vogue Patterns (division of McCall Pattern Company - See McCall )
Books of possible interest to home sewers and pattern makers:
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
People series): 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.