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Book Giveaway: “Creating a Successful Fashion Collection”

Apr 19, 2013
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Creating a Successful Fashion Collection

Featured in Threads #166, Creating a Successful Fashion Collection by Steven Faerm (Barron’s Educational Series, 2012) explains what you need to know and do to develop a portfolio and fashion line. The book will walk you through many important steps, including understanding how the fashion industry works, what is expected of designers today, where to find inspiration for a pattern line, and ways to prepare for a successful presentation and interview. To help visualize the process the book includes detailed drawings and photographs, so that you will have all the tools necessary to create your own portfolio and fashion line!

Would you like to add this book to your collection? If so, tell us what kind of fashion line you would like to create. Submit your comment below, and you will be entered in our random drawing for the book. The entry deadline is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, May 3 and the winner will be announced and notified via email during the week of May 6. Good luck!

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  1. User avater eviej July 4th

    I'd like to create an all-organic fabric vintage/romantic fashion line for women & children.


  2. User avater eviej July 4th

    I'd like to create an all-organic fabric vintage/romantic fashion line for women & children.


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  5. User avater sunshinegal May 9th

    I would like to create a fashion collection for the senior woman who is short waisted, quite curvy and only 4'11" tall.
    I have just described myself and am growing tired of jeans and tee shirts all the time.

  6. misssarcastica May 7th

    A vintage clothing reproduction line would be awesome.

  7. User avater user-2428990 May 6th

    You can't imagine how much it would mean to me to win this! Very eager to dive into this world as an artist who wants to make my paintings come alive through fashion.

  8. User avater user-982623 May 4th

    There are massess of cheap clothes on the market that are hardly likely to become the classics of the future. I design and sew a lot of clothes, more than my daughter and I can wear - I hope classics of the future as they're well made and chic. I would love to launch them as an international fashion line.This book would undoubtedly set me on the right track!

  9. Green4Life May 3rd

    I want a nice teen fashion line, that is somehow cool yet not what I consider trashy.

  10. User avater ArkmanZA May 3rd

    I would love to give this book as a gift for a young acquaintance who is trying to start her own new fashion line in South Africa.

  11. mammy May 3rd

    I neeeeeeed this book!

  12. Msbuniquer May 2nd

    I am a self taught seamstress and have made custom clothing for the past 30 years, I am now ready to put my own line in the market place. This book would be of great help to me a I move forward.

  13. denisestahl May 2nd

    Trying to sew a new wardrobe of properly fitted and complimentary clothes including a travel wardrobe. This book would be of great assistance for me with this goal----Denise

  14. User avater Andysmom May 2nd

    I would so love to own this book. I have developed a number of very unique men's shirts. My husband is an engineer and 20 years ago he decided he needed to stand out from other engineers to show that he is innovative. We came up with men's shirts. Now he is the engineer with those wild shirts. He got his last job offer based on the department looking for that engineer who wears those eye catching shirts that I worked with on such and such project. Very helpful when the economy was tanked! Everyone says to sell them, but I don't know what to do to even start. This book could go a long way. Please keep me in the running!

  15. user-1141318 May 2nd

    I'd like to create two pieces that I know will go together before I finish them up and try them on!

  16. josew May 2nd

    Love the ideas that might be helpful in this book.
    Designing a travel wardrobe for the over 55 group of women
    All natural fibers yet easy care designs !
    Thanks for the chance to win

  17. Karmusch May 1st

    I am interesting in winning "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection". My designs are ready, but there are questions that appear like this wonderful book will provide. One can possess the talent of a designer but without fully understanding the business aspect of the industry one could end up on a dead end road and the world would not be able to experience my vision of style! I look forward to reading "Creating a Successful Fashion Collection". Thank you.

  18. Brutiful May 1st

    I would like to create a fashion line for the working woman. Clothes that fits well and that are comfortable to work in. What about updating the scrubs?! The clothes should also be easy to "maintain".

  19. User avater 110Creations May 1st

    I would love to make a spring/summer line, using mostly knits.

  20. User avater ctdamsel May 1st

    I will create a line of up-cycled clothing using flea market finds for twenty-somthings.

  21. User avater RamonaK April 30th

    I would love to have this book - I think it is just what I need to look at designing a collection for myself that would work for other petite plus sized women. My main focus would be on work clothes.

  22. Myrtle_Scientist April 30th

    What other reason can I add to posts on why to have the book. I'll just say that I'm covetous, I want it.

  23. MsMonica April 30th

    I want to create a line of elegant evening gowns for all sizes and age groups.

  24. mammy April 30th

    Great way to revamp your style and clean out your closet of items you haven't worn in years.

  25. SewistStLouis April 30th

    I would love ideas to add detal to classic designs that would make them unique.

  26. shirley97128 April 30th

    It has been awhile since I graduated, some up to date information would be beneficial. I would enjoy having this book.

  27. user-2351332 April 29th

    Have you already given this book away? Hope not because I would like to have it...

  28. Barbt730 April 29th

    I have a closet full of store bought clothes that don't make me happy. It seems that Plus size clothing has gotten less attractive, more shapeless, armholes down to the waist and generally a variation of a tent. I may have passed 60, but I'm not ready to wear a printed shroud. I keep starting travel wardrobes that somehow are never completed before the trip. A little extra guidance from this book might help me move forward. My peers are waiting for something to wear that makes us look and feel good.

  29. YoDuh April 28th

    I would like to create a line of clothes, figure flattering and elegantly chic, for working women over 35, for work and casual outings, with just a touch of flirt and make 'age appropriate' not so boring or expected.

  30. sewerdownunder April 28th

    The collection that would love to design is a travel wardobe that is made of stretchy uncrushable fabrics that layer, coordinate and go from day to evening.
    Hoping that I get to be winne.

  31. User avater Wangu April 28th

    I am a fashion an up -comingdesigner and am looking to do a 25 piece summer versatile collection that encompasses the life of the modern day woman with an african accent to it for a fashion show in August 31st 2013. The garment pieces will be as versatile in cut and in silhoutte to allow for a broader size inco-operation ( from sizes 6- 16). I am looking at various fabric options and colors and the book would be super for my upcoming collection and in future!

  32. roxnsilver April 28th

    I recently retired and moved from n. California to the southern part of the state for health reasons. I miss my sewing buddies so I have started a new sewing circle to "pass it forward". This book would be a great addition to my library and help me toward my goal of making my own collection of designs for the stylish older woman and help my new friends to achieve their goals. I know how to make and fit a pattern but have no idea how to make a portfolio and or what is expected in the fashion industry. It sounds like a "must have" book.

  33. skiss April 28th

    This sounds like a comprehensive book that will answer many questions about the fashion industry. I would like to learn more about how designers source, buy and decide on fabrics and textiles. I have much to learn and would find this a good addition to my sewing library.

  34. mizlester April 28th

    I need to create clothing that fits petite "almost plus" sizes. I wear a 16 top and 10 bottoms at 5'1" tall...I often wish there were a "dumpy broads" section of the stores. I'd like to ramp up my wardrobe from jeans and assorted tops to a more cohesive look. I envision creating excellent-fitting denim pants, great jackets from interesting (textured) fabrics, and some go-with-everything tops. Maybe even a dress or two!

  35. user-2483169 April 27th

    I will create a line of clothing reminiscent of the 1920's and 1930's, with simple lines but lavish embellishments using vintage and found lace and trim. I love the beautiful, wearable dresses of that era.

  36. user-1118624 April 27th

    I love some of the vintage and vintage look styles, but really I just want something that fits me perfect! I would also love to start making some India inspired flowing fashions with gorgeous fabrics.

  37. Gammacg April 27th

    I teach sewing to so many young people (male and female) who want to be fashion designers. They often show me sketches of their designs. This book might help me guide them.

  38. LMoody April 27th

    A line for professional women.

  39. Tempest1961 April 27th

    I have recently joined the 50-year old group. I would like to create a line of fashion suitable for my age range yet stylish and becoming. No frumpy oldy-looking garments.

  40. HBECHO April 26th

    I would like to design a line to people like me: short!
    I'm only 62 inches... And I have a lot of trouble trying to find clothes for me!
    Thank you for this chance to win this book!!!
    Kisses from Portugal!

  41. scarflady April 26th

    I would like to create a fashion line for stylish women in their fifties. This is a group sadly overlooked, as fashions are either too youthful or too old-ladyish. We want something fun and appropriate, especially for mothers of the bride.

  42. user-2466318 April 26th

    I would create a collection designed for real womens body shapes from the start as to fit and flatter whatever the age of the wearer. Why should we have to wear dull, safe, boring styles because we are older, shorter or bigger than a catwalk size 0?

  43. User avater agapantha April 26th

    A collection featuring casual western wear alternatives to jeans(NOT the tourist stuff) would be my choice.

  44. LindaG7 April 26th

    I would love to create a line of artistic, stylish clothes for mature, professional women. So much of commercial design is cut and directed towards thin, young figures. There is definitely an underserved market for garments that look contemporary while making mature and less-than-perfect figures look comfortable and polished. This book would be a great help in getting started.

  45. dianajanssen April 25th

    Stylish, modern clothing for middle aged women for every day wear.

  46. snowm April 25th

    I like stuff that can be worn more on a daily basis, but not just a basic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. user-2000889 April 25th

    This subject matter book is on my "need" list. Thank you for the chance to win it! It is always a lot more exciting to win something instead of having to buy it!!

  48. User avater jamaco April 25th

    I can never get enough reference and educational material!

  49. user-1116102 April 25th

    As always, another great book for the library. Would love to design for 55+ crowd.

  50. User avater aislinnluv April 25th

    I am currently working on some steampunk designs and would really like to get some insight on making a cohesive collection. Designing clothing is a lifetime obsession for me and I would like to turn the corner from personal wardrobe to commercial collection.

  51. User avater user-2458083 April 25th

    I would like to create a design line for Plus Size persons. I live in the Caribbean and although there are many plus size persons..there are really no designers here catering for their needs...and off the rack clothing is very expensive here...i would like to make a difference in the way women here dress and look...a confidence boost sort of....

  52. Deej007 April 25th

    This looks like a good book! I think the people where I live are 'fashion unconscious', and I think making some fashion statements might wake them up!

  53. jazzyvelvet April 25th

    it would be so cool to win this. i love making color coordinating outfits for my family. The kids like to dress as miniature versions of us. i would love to use this book as a guide to get started making family fashions for other young/hip fams. i get requests all the time!

  54. mariajaymie April 24th

    I would love to own this!!!

  55. sewjazzy April 24th

    It would be great to be able to create a line of mainstream steampunk inspired coats.

  56. Jabm April 24th

    I would like to create a line reflective of city life. Practical, stylish, gently sexy and super modern for women who live in cities.

  57. User avater MsMadisson April 24th

    Hello there. I absolutely love classic style, but with a Modern twist to give a refreshment in style. I would love to WIN this book so it can help me improve on my style of choice.

    Thank you for having this giveaway...

  58. sistashirley April 24th

    I would love to add this book to my collection. As a middle-aged woman it is often difficult to find clothing that is both stylish,comfortable and accommodating to maturing figures. That being said I would love to be able to design a collection that would meet all those needs.

  59. Manazinita April 24th

    I am in my mid 60' has been my dream for a long time and goal to design clothing for myself. Recently I have put this goal in the number one position. It is now time for me and would love to win this book for instructional and inspiration step towards this end.

  60. pooh715 April 24th

    Would love to win this! Dream of creating a line for people like me - old(ish) with a young sense of style!

  61. User avater organdy April 24th

    Yes, I would like to add this book to my collection--it will help a lot!

  62. User avater RedPointTailor April 24th

    What a wonderful book and a great giveaway! Thanks a lot!
    I am about to make a cariere change - I see this book as eye opener showing behinde the scences of a fashion industry - maybe it will help me in making a decision - shall I start my own fashion business?

  63. User avater CATTLEQUEEN57 April 24th


  64. SilksWithAttitude April 24th

    a collection for short, slightly round women - not girls - but women that would work well with my Silks With Attitude! I would combine the silks with other natural fibers as they are elegant, timeless and hands down, the best fibers to wear. No plastic for me!

  65. User avater sewhappybjm April 24th

    I would like to make a professional artsy line. Clothing that would work in an office but with an artistic twist.

  66. I love to create seasonal collections with my Handbags.
    what a fab. book to win and learn from.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity:)
    Ms. Scarlet Faith

  67. user-350139 April 24th

    I would like to create mens wear using natural fibers, relaxed yet detailed enough, comfortable for wearing in multiple situations.
    This text seems ideal for several of my own goals, and I can think of a few people I could refer to it as well.

  68. doreenlinehan April 24th

    I would love to create a line of clothing for the 50's and up out of shape women that would help hide bulges and the like. I want to create a nice presentation for myself and others in my predicament.

  69. moviedoll April 24th

    I'd like to create a fashion line for full figured ladies that love the pinup or vintage looks.

  70. User avater SansSouci572 April 24th

    A professional wardrobe for a mature person who works in the arts. (That would be me.)

  71. 1betsy1 April 24th

    This sounds like a very informative book. I need this.

  72. RemnantsOfLife April 24th

    One of my many business is to teach sewing and this book would be a great addition.

  73. JanMade April 24th

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I'd love to create a versatile line that can be dressed up or down with accessories. Maybe with linen, one of my favorite fabrics.

  74. User avater LizInPA April 24th

    I would love to create a comfortable, practical and yet very flattering line for women.

  75. I9 April 24th

    I have a dream of starting a designer fashion line for kids. I have the skill for making pretty dresses and other clothing.

  76. User avater janith April 24th

    Steven Faerm's book Creating a Successful Fashion Collection" would be a fabulous addition to the Design Sew Camps planned for this summer. I know my students would garner much great information creating lots of excitement.

  77. CarolynRuth April 24th

    Just starting to make apparel after not having made much more than blouses for the past few years. Sure could use that book!

  78. Clau April 24th

    Quisiera diseñar dos colecciones paralelas, una para las madres y otra para las hijas para que encuentren las dos su ropa en mi atelier.

  79. island_aunt April 24th

    I would design a line for women, of any age, who prefer a flattering silhouette that camouflages figure flaws- thick waistlines, arthritic knees, ample arms...I know so many women who go shopping only to find too clingy fabrics and too short hemlines, just to mention one problem. Not all women are young and thin. It is too frustrating.

  80. user-846249 April 24th

    I too would like to create a line of garments for women over 50. I would like fashion forward garments that have shape (not a box) to show off curves without being too tight or too revealing of lumps, bulges or undergarments. I would also like to design for mothers of young children, who want to be fashionable but need to throw everything in the washer and dryer.

  81. User avater HurricaneHazel April 24th

    As a "Plus Size Person" I have searched, looked, called and scoured many books, patterns and places to find plus size clothing that doesn't look like a "flour sack" I want to make clothing that "Plus Size" ladies are proud to wear- a piece with definition, pleasing to the eye and most important -pleasing to the person that wears a piece made just for them.

  82. blwbstudio1408 April 24th

    I would love to add this awesome book to my collection. It would benfit me by helping to make sense of all my ideas and how to put them into one cohiesive collection for a portfolio to enter into a Fashion & Textile Design school.

  83. sewcool April 24th

    I would love to develop a collection for mature women. Today's fashion seems to forget the women over fifty want to look stylish without dressing like a 20 year old.

  84. User avater Suze April 24th

    I have recently started learning Argentine Tango and would love to design a classy (as opposed to the presently available rather tarty!)collection of practice and dance dresses for that.
    Sounds like a desirable book!

  85. user-2075850 April 24th

    I just want to be able to sew clothes that fit. :(

  86. User avater 2tango April 24th

    I would love to design a collection with very unusal and modern cuts, bias, blocking, unusual finishes, that sort of think also in eco friendly fabrics

  87. TwistedFabric April 24th

    Oh, I would love to win this book. I am sure I would truly get inspired by it.

  88. Redeva007 April 24th

    This book looks awesome! I love hearing what other people would create...especially intrigued by the upcycled and found fabric ideas! I don't know what line I would create...that's why I need this book ;) I have 'try out for project runway' on my bucket list...I think this would be helpful for me to achieve that goal. Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. User avater pamstitches April 24th

    To be able to plan and execute a collection would be wonderful!

  90. dmc000 April 24th

    I have always thought it would be fun to make a line of only jackets. A couple different styles, just jackets. Or, I would do an entire vintage style collection.

  91. TracyMcD April 24th

    I'd love to be organised enought to plan what I am going to sew for season rather than whatever pattern has caught my eye in the last 5 minutes!

  92. seamsfun April 24th

    What a wonderful book to take my sewing to the next level.
    I would enjoy putting together a wardrobe with pieces that compliment each other.

  93. User avater sewold April 24th

    I would probably never achieve the results in this book but I can admire someone else's skills. My more creative daughter could probably get some good ideas. Your books are entertaining and instructional.

  94. Connied April 24th

    I would love to create a work or professional line of clothing, since most people need to maintain a professional appeaarance at their jobs primarily. Suits, slacks and tops, and definitely, skirts and dresses that are stylish and colorful.

  95. KimsIdleHands April 24th

    I sew because I love creating, but also because it is a means to a second income. This book would help me learn more so I can do more for my clients. I am currently unable to sew due to some hand surgery, but I can read, and I can't think of any better way to get better fast than to learn while I heal.


  96. user-1110557 April 24th

    I'd love to win this book to help me design a collection for young women using sustainable fabrics and vintage inspiration.

  97. Catlover1 April 24th

    I've sewn since being about 13 years old and thoroughly enjoy it. I am an avid collector of fabric which I am sure many sewers are. However, I often get overwhelmed at so many choices of items to make. This book would help me structure my thought process into streamlining my choices into achievable co-ordinations styles.

  98. SisterSuzieSews April 24th

    I've been sewing for a very long time and I feel that there is a need for comfortable clothing for us older ladies who don't feel like we're on our last leg and sure don't want to look like it. Relaxed fit and elastic are not the only way to go. It's just what's there. I also think that we need more nice cloths for people with handicaps. They have special needs but the also need to feel like they look nice.

  99. sarahsews57 April 23rd

    I would like to do a line for stay at home mothers who don't know what to wear, because they don't have to get dressed up to go to work. I've had a hard time finding things that are stylish and practical. Thanks.

  100. User avater Girlyb April 23rd

    Before I was married and had our wonderful boys I sewed ALL of the time. My college roommates used to tease me while I was doing my homework for flat pattern class. Loved that stuff. Now that the boys are older I again have time to sew again. I would love to start a business of my own. I think book this will help me "up my game"!

  101. User avater eviej April 23rd

    I'm just starting to collect sewing books, so this would be my very first book in my collection! And I am in dire need of help when it comes to creating my "fashion collection!" I have a roomful of clothes, another roomful of sewing material, and it's all a TOTAL MESS! Help me, please! Thanks!

  102. nanasue April 23rd

    I would love to know more about the fashion industry and how collections are conceived.

  103. User avater SewReel April 23rd

    I would like to create a collection that is Reel Original, Reel Casual and easy to wear for many body types. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  104. tailorit April 23rd

    I would like to create a fashion line based on cuts of fabric with absolutely no waste.

  105. soie April 23rd

    Just joined up with a friend who has a dream of building an orphanage school in Madagascar. It would be cool to be able to develop an exotic line using Madagascar/based talent and materials to help fund this orphanage, and this book would help us learn and then teach what it takes to make this happen. Thank you for the opportunity!

  106. Isewforyou April 23rd

    I love to find out all the ends and outs of fashion design and costuming. Love fabrics and want to design for the bigger gals and guys.

  107. User avater arefaces April 23rd

    I would like to have this book to create a fashion affordable line for men. To stay within a fair price point for all men.

  108. User avater iris68 April 23rd

    I would love to create a flattering, wearable collection for middle-age ladies. Thank you for the chance!

  109. espinozalee April 23rd

    A fashion line that i would like to create is men's haute couture. I feel that men's clothing dosen't have a lot of design variations, and I want to bring a new concept in clothing design.

  110. gailete April 23rd

    I think this would be a fascinating book to read and help me understand what is behind the mind of the designer.

  111. user-1021936 April 23rd

    interested in making different styles of fabric. I'm now learning and am more into suits and skirts want to expand

  112. Celyesp April 23rd

    I would love to learn to create my fashion collection! Please enter me to win!

  113. User avater HStorm April 23rd

    I would love to create a modern and trendy ladies line. Thanks!

  114. JadaDuTierre April 23rd

    I would love to create a line of nice boy clothing! A lot of times it feels as though girls have all the nice stuff and boys and thrown leftovers. I have both a boy and a girl, so I see the vast difference in clothing options between the two. There should be just as much thought put into boy clothing as we see in girl clothing. Thanks!

  115. User avater GypsyThread April 23rd

    Flattering. Whatever it is it must be flattering! I'd love to add this book to my little growing library for my sewing students. I'm sure they would love to read insider info on just what would be expected of them should they pursue a career in fashion design.

  116. LindaFaye April 23rd

    I would love having this book as a resource. Please enter me in the contest.

  117. threadhead April 23rd

    I am working on a line of children's clothing that I feel would encompass the off-beat genre of today's global expression...Oh, I do hope I win this!

  118. suemari April 23rd

    Looks like a fascinating read.

  119. emilynd06 April 23rd

    From time to time I think about putting together a line of maternity/nursing clothes that are actually fashion conscious!

  120. User avater SEGnesa April 23rd

    Ah, the mysterious part of Project Runway --- creating the collection. Any help would be fab!

  121. tell_ann April 23rd

    Oh! Just what one needs to know for development of a fashion line for business and self! Wish I had it!

  122. hamlinsusan April 23rd

    I will be teaching two high school fashion construction courses next year and want to get the fashion design class going again - this book would be a great help to guide the students in the right direction.

  123. user-1115563 April 23rd

    What a fabulous book. I've just finished my business plan and am doing the final edits on my first collection. This would be so timely.

  124. Liberty1889 April 23rd

    Actually, I would give this book to my cousin, a former fashion designer in NYC who now teaches patternmaking and other classes at The Rhode Island School of Design. She could use it in her classes and perhaps become inspired to develop another collection herself. I sew professionally, but mostly for dolls. Don't know what I might find in the book to inspire me!

  125. User avater sewthernbelle April 23rd

    I've been trying to get to a point where I can start my own business ever since I graduated with a major in Apparel Design and Merchandising. But real life has gotten in the way. so on that note, I want to create a line of dressy casual wear for the girl who wants to look effortlessly chic. This line will mix and match with each other beautifully and make it simple for the fashionista who's short on money and time.

  126. user-2069715 April 23rd

    My son has been trying to start a clothing line since he was in high school. He is now 33 years old. His designs are amazingly creative, but not very marketable. When the buyers are interested their orders cost more than he can produce. I think I should buy this one for him.

  127. kaydeej April 23rd

    Iam trying to create a line of lingerie for non-tradtional bodies, size, shape, differently abled mastectomy etc. I think this book could surely help me.

  128. User avater slmendes April 23rd

    This book would be an amazing addition to my sewing and fashion designing library. I have been dreaming of designing and marketing my own fashion collection and this would be a great way to learn how to accomplish that and help to make my big dreams come true!

  129. user-1150018 April 23rd

    i would like to create fashion that goes back to the days of simple elegant lines that make a woman look enchanting. Too much design today almost makes a mockery of a woman's body. Give me the Audrey Hepburn loo.

  130. Carly_Sue April 23rd

    I am like crafty creations in that I would love to create classic stylish clothes for the mature ladies, of which I am one. Fit is everything and then personality styles! The stores mainly cater to the young people...not suitable for gals past 40 or 50. We older ladies like classic, elegant clothing even of every day wear.

  131. user-376130 April 23rd

    I am taking the NO RTW challenge making my clothes for a year. I need a book like this!

  132. User avater jillyjo2 April 23rd

    Fashion for the 40's and up woman which is comfortable, chic, and easy to wear.

  133. user-2275689 April 23rd

    I've been designing clothes for a while now (women's clothing) which I am self taught in, but I do not know where to start in terms of other things. I had planned to make a portfolio but still have not gotten around to do so, I'm really not sure how to. This book sounds like it would give me the boost I need to actually start showcasing my work.

  134. user-1132681 April 23rd

    I would love to have the book, it would be a great guide to launch my dream clothing line.

  135. ReneeJ April 23rd

    I would like to create a custom made fashion line that makes woman proud of their bodies and want then to show their curves!

  136. theatregal1017 April 22nd
    I would like to create a plus size women's clothing line for career women; where we don't have to look like frumpy old maids. Special attention to quality fabrics and fit and fashion conscience. We seem to have been forgotten by the fashion industry; because we are plus size ;we'd still like to be fashionable.I think that this book would be a great asset in my collection; and would help me move forward with my plan.

  137. nat64 April 22nd

    I would like to create an elegant vintage inspired line for over 35s with mix and match pieces that suit contempory living and add a little panache to our lives.

  138. Clodi April 22nd

    I'm thinking of a fashion line with folk insipiration with specific lines, patterns and a lot of nice accents.

  139. User avater cliftonsummer April 22nd

    I'd just like inspiration to start and this would do it!

  140. User avater reynalay April 21st

    I'd like to create a contemporary RTW line for women. I'd love this book in my collection!


  141. User avater LinLohLan April 21st

    My collection fulfills the needs of mobility-challenged women sizes 14 up to 32: comfort, layers for cooling or warmth, and accessories including scarves, hats, jewelry and bags.

    I note the recent passing of Annette Funnicelo who had been wheelchair bound due to MS. MS patients and others need fashionable "cooling garments" with discreet pockets for freezer-gelpacks.

    Why do we not see more women on tv and in magazines who are differently abled? We see Stephen Hawking quite often.

  142. User avater broseland April 21st

    Planning a children's line created from natural fabrics. Maybe this would give me the push!

  143. machinemaven April 21st

    I have done a lot of sewing for hard to fit shapes. I'd love to design styles that are beautiful and flattering for plus sized women, with a "feel" combining comfort and high fashion. I'm so fed up with 'frumpy'!

  144. corinak April 21st

    I plan on designing clothing for hard to fit women; of which I am one. This book is definitely one for my bookshelf.

  145. TegwenIanthe April 21st

    A dream of mine is to create custom evening wear and bridal wear. Where I live it is hard to find decent evening and bridal wear.

  146. User avater WillaMcNeill April 20th

    I have loved garment construction since I was a kid and always enjoy learning more about it. Would love to get back to it!

  147. loti April 20th

    Chic casual wardrobe!

  148. thriftythreader April 20th

    Always wanted to know how to do this. It would be awesome!

  149. jennieMB April 20th

    I would mix vintage lace and fabrics and use them on modern silhouettes.

  150. user-1050845 April 20th

    I like to use my clothes during all seasons (the most heated summers and the swedish snow filled winters) and would like to design a fashion line that fits that goal, as well as stylish, comfortable and fitting together. It's so boring to lay away your favourite clothes for several months!

  151. craftycreations April 20th

    I would like to create classic stylish clothes for the mature woman.Marie Bentz

  152. Lilyray April 20th

    I'm trying to develop a collection made from up cycled fabrics and reduces cutting room waste

  153. User avater LuvThreadsMagazine April 19th

    I would like to do a "found objects" fashion line, only with "found fabric", like burlap coffee sacks from coffee shops.

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