Some tips for fashion sketching: Fashion Era
Figure sheets from The Costumer's Manifesto: Rendering Links
General Costume Links
"Big Box Stores"
Wearing History Mostly 1930's era
Modern / Indie
Sewaholic "Sewaholic Patterns is the first company to offer pretty, versatile sewing patterns for pear-shaped women! Our patterns are easy to use and designed to fit and flatter a pear-shaped figure."
Seamwork Magazine "Each issue of Seamwork comes with two patterns that take just three hours or less."
Cloth Habit "modern, stylish lingerie patterns with an attention to detail and professional, industry-style finishes and techniques."
Colette Patterns "Our classic pattern designs translate into garments that flatter a range of body types. They look great together, and can be mixed and matched to create a full modern wardrobe."
Supplies and Repairs
Somerville Sewing Center 280 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville
Sewfisticated Discount Fabrics Twin City Plaza, Somerville
- excellent $1/yard table, overall good prices but limited selection
- also have a location in Framingham
- one of my favorite places!
Sew Low Discount Fabrics 473 Cambridge St., Cambridge 617-661-8361
- somewhat disorganized selection, reasonable prices
- good selection of cotton prints, somewhat pricey
Winmil Fabrics 111 Chauncy St, Boston 617-542-1815
Playtime: 283 Broadway, Arlington
Sew Sassy lingerie supplies
- Teddy's Shoes
- Boston Ballet Suggestions
- Dance Crossroads 500 Washington St., Norwood, MA 781-551-2700 Hours: MTuFS 10-5:30 WTh 10-7
- Boston Dancewear 173 Massachusetts Avenue Boston (617) 536-2281 Hours: M-S 10-6, Sunday 12-5
- Theatrical Dance Footwear, Inc. 12 Channel Street Boston (617) 345-6788