People To Read + Places To Go


My list of bloggers, pod-casters, independent pattern makers, and fashion editorials


Style Bloggers

Accidental Icon

Advanced Style

Adventures on the Road to Ethical

A Labor of Life

Alternative Aging

Atypical 60

Away From the Blue

Chez Mireielle

Carol Ticala

Color and Grace

Costume Take Out

Elegance & Mommyhood

Elegantly Dressed and Stylish

Faith S Jules-Sewing blogger

Fashion Should Be Fun

Fierce Fashion

14 Shades of Grey

Frugal Fashion Shopper

High Latitude Style


I Do deClaire

Is This Mutton?

Jacquard Flower

Jana Style

Jodie’s Touch of Style

Living on Cloud Nine

Mary Murane

Maven Patterns

Megan’s Mirror

Mimi G

Miss Papelicos

Mrs. O


Mutton Years Style and I

Nancy’s Fashion Style

No Fear Of Fashion

Northwest Living and Style

Not Dead Yet Style

Not Dressed As Lamb

1 Dapper Latino

Over 50 Feeling Feeling 40

Refashion Gallery

Reni’s Odds and Sods

Ronnie Rambles On

Shelby On The Edge

Spy Girl

Spicy Philosophy

Style Crone

Style Splash

Style Works

Tamera Beardsley

The Age Of Grace

The Pouting Pensioner

Thriftshop Fashionista 

Tipsy Heelz

Use Less- slow fashion and sustainability

Vanity and Me

Sewing Bloggers

Anita By Design

The Craft of Clothes by Liz Haywood

Diary of a Sewing Fanatic

Faith St. Jules


Sew Historically





An Extensive Google Doc. put together by Jancinta Green in support of all type of fiber businesses that support social justice. At latest count there are 390 Listings.

All companies that are part of the BIPOC has a *

Indie Pattern Companies-Exploring Outside the Big Four & Burda

Afternoon Patternswith 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.

Alabama Chanin

*Alice & Company

*Beaute’ J’adore

*Blank Slate

*By Hand London

*Cashmerette-for sizes 12-32


*Closet Case Patterns

*Cocowawa Crafts

*Colette=also Seamwork

Daughters of Style

*Decades of Style

DG Patterns

Dressy Talk Patterns

*Elbe Textilesyou need to check out their zero waste dress-it’s cool

*Ellie & Mac

*Fig + Needle

*Folkwear Patterns

*Friday Pattern Company

*Grainline Studio


*Helen’s Closet

In The Folds

*Itch to Stitch



Jilly (children’s patterns

*Kosedo Studiobags

*Laela Jayne


*Love Notions

*Love You Sew

Made By Rae

*Made It Patterns

Make My Pattern

Megan Nielsen

Merchant & Mills

*Michelle Sews

*Montoya Mayo

Named Patterns

*Naughty Bobbin Patterns

100 Acts of Sewing (for the ultimate beginner)

Our Lady of Leisure

Paper Cut Patterns

*Paper Theory

*Pattern Union-check out their free patterns

République du Chiffon

*Rosie Penioñ

(Atelier) Scämmit

*Seamwork-a part of Collette

*Sew Altered Style

*Sew Explicit

Sew House Seven

*Sew Liberated

Sew Over It

Sister Magazine-great free patterns and patterns to buy-Love this magazine

Sophie Hines (under garment specialist)

Style Arc

Spoonflowera great place to turn you ideas into fabric and purchase unique artistic fabric created by artists


The Avid Seamtress

Thread Theory (menswear)

Tilly and the Buttons

True Bias

*Victory Patterns

Waffle Patterns



Style, Fashion & Fashion History

American Fashion Podcast

Band à Part

Dressed: The History of Fashion

Fashion History With the American Duchess

Fashion Is Your Business

Material Is Your Business

Norma Kamali Life by Normal Kamali

For The Man In Your Life

The Gentleman’s Gazette

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.

Fashion Editorial

Documenting Fashion

Material Mode

Terry Dresbach-The 18th Century Life

The American Dutchess-historical shoes

The Vintage Traveler

Timo Rissanen

Well Suited

Witness 2 Fashion

Designer Blogs

Covered Perfectly

*Folkwear Patterns

Marcy Tilton

Maria Pinto

*Needle & Ted-The blog connected with Made It Patterns-there’s also free patterns here but you have to enlarge them yourself

Sarah Nelsen


Just About Life Blogs

Breather Bounty (Food)

Cookie & Kate (Food)

Esme Salon

Karen Shanley

Sugar Free Londoner (Food)

The Tea Chest Blog

Watching the Daisies

Women Shop The World

You Can Always Start Now