My list of bloggers, pod-casters, independent pattern makers, and fashion editorials
All companies that are part of the BIPOC has a *
Indie Pattern Companies-Exploring Outside the Big Four & Burda
Afternoon Patterns–with the beginner in mind
Abigail Glaum-Lathbury-this is a hard one to describe. Glaum-Lathbury designed clothing under her label “Elmidae” for a few years and was the first designer I ever bought from. She has moved on to other art and design related endeavors but has a few of her “Elmidae” patterns available as free downloads. They only come in small and there are no instructions.
*Elbe Textiles–you need to check out their zero waste dress-it’s cool
100 Acts of Sewing (for the ultimate beginner)
*Pattern Union-check out their free patterns
Sophie Hines (under garment specialist)
Spoonflower–a great place to turn you ideas into fabric and purchase unique artistic fabric created by artists
Thread Theory (menswear)
Style, Fashion & Fashion History
For The Man In Your Life
I used the Gazette when I was putting together Michael’s vintage tux look for a Downton Abby event-It is a fun and very informational site.
*Needle & Ted-The blog connected with Made It Patterns-there’s also free patterns here but you have to enlarge them yourself