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Creating a Successful Fashion Collection

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!


Comments (154)

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

Posted: 1:47 am on July 4th

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

Posted: 1:47 am on July 4th

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Thank you, useful.
Thank you, useful
But to be frank, it doesn't tell in detail what should we do to choose a best one, agree?
I don't think it's good to buy a new hard dirve, why not change the laptop? Lol.
Posted: 2:23 pm on May 11th

sunshinegal sunshinegal writes: 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.
Posted: 3:48 pm on May 9th

misssarcastica misssarcastica writes: A vintage clothing reproduction line would be awesome.
Posted: 9:42 pm on May 7th

user-2428990 user-2428990 writes: 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.
Posted: 9:44 pm on May 6th

user-982623 user-982623 writes: 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!
Posted: 12:36 pm on May 4th

Green4Life Green4Life writes: I want a nice teen fashion line, that is somehow cool yet not what I consider trashy.
Posted: 6:22 am on May 3rd

ArkmanZA ArkmanZA writes: 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.

Posted: 3:53 am on May 3rd

missmimi missmimi writes: I neeeeeeed this book!
Posted: 12:12 am on May 3rd

Msbuniquer Msbuniquer writes: 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.
Posted: 8:55 pm on May 2nd

denisestahl denisestahl writes: 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
Posted: 3:17 pm on May 2nd

Andysmom Andysmom writes: 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!
Posted: 10:18 am on May 2nd

Lessing Lessing writes: I'd like to create two pieces that I know will go together before I finish them up and try them on!
Posted: 8:47 am on May 2nd

josew josew writes: 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

Posted: 6:32 am on May 2nd

Karmusch Karmusch writes: 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.
Posted: 7:41 pm on May 1st

Brutiful Brutiful writes: 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".
Posted: 11:13 am on May 1st

110Creations 110Creations writes: I would love to make a spring/summer line, using mostly knits.
Posted: 8:38 am on May 1st

ctdamsel ctdamsel writes: I will create a line of up-cycled clothing using flea market finds for twenty-somthings.
Posted: 6:33 am on May 1st

RamonaK RamonaK writes: 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.
Posted: 5:44 pm on April 30th

Martha_Moser Martha_Moser writes: 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.
Posted: 1:50 pm on April 30th

MsMonica MsMonica writes: I want to create a line of elegant evening gowns for all sizes and age groups.
Posted: 12:39 pm on April 30th

missmimi missmimi writes: Great way to revamp your style and clean out your closet of items you haven't worn in years.
Posted: 12:32 pm on April 30th

SewistStLouis SewistStLouis writes: I would love ideas to add detal to classic designs that would make them unique.
Posted: 9:08 am on April 30th

shirley97128 shirley97128 writes: It has been awhile since I graduated, some up to date information would be beneficial. I would enjoy having this book.
Posted: 2:56 am on April 30th

user-2351332 user-2351332 writes: Have you already given this book away? Hope not because I would like to have it...
Posted: 4:46 pm on April 29th

Barbt730 Barbt730 writes: 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.
Posted: 12:16 pm on April 29th

YoDuh YoDuh writes: 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.
Posted: 7:10 pm on April 28th

sewerdownunder sewerdownunder writes: 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.
Posted: 3:54 pm on April 28th

Wangu Wangu writes: 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!
Posted: 1:41 pm on April 28th

roxnsilver roxnsilver writes: 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.
Posted: 12:40 pm on April 28th

skiss skiss writes: 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.
Posted: 11:25 am on April 28th

mizlester mizlester writes: 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!
Posted: 9:00 am on April 28th

Susie__E Susie__E writes: 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.
Posted: 7:36 pm on April 27th

user-1118624 user-1118624 writes: 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.
Posted: 6:08 pm on April 27th

Gammacg Gammacg writes: 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.
Posted: 8:58 am on April 27th

LMoody LMoody writes: A line for professional women.
Posted: 6:21 am on April 27th

Tempest1961 Tempest1961 writes: 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.
Posted: 6:16 am on April 27th

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!
Posted: 9:35 am on April 26th

scarflady scarflady writes: 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.
Posted: 7:43 am on April 26th

Sewsumuk Sewsumuk writes: 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?
Posted: 4:20 am on April 26th

agapantha agapantha writes: A collection featuring casual western wear alternatives to jeans(NOT the tourist stuff) would be my choice.
Posted: 3:11 am on April 26th

LindaG7 LindaG7 writes: 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.
Posted: 2:31 am on April 26th

dianajanssen dianajanssen writes: Stylish, modern clothing for middle aged women for every day wear.
Posted: 7:19 pm on April 25th

snowm snowm writes: I like stuff that can be worn more on a daily basis, but not just a basic. Thanks for the chance to win!
Posted: 5:05 pm on April 25th

user-2000889 user-2000889 writes: 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!!
Posted: 2:31 pm on April 25th

jamaco jamaco writes: I can never get enough reference and educational material!
Posted: 10:24 am on April 25th

user-1116102 user-1116102 writes: As always, another great book for the library. Would love to design for 55+ crowd.
Posted: 8:04 am on April 25th

aislinnluv aislinnluv writes: 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.
Posted: 8:02 am on April 25th

user-2458083 user-2458083 writes: 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....
Posted: 5:55 am on April 25th

CraftyAggie1 CraftyAggie1 writes: 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!
Posted: 12:31 am on April 25th

jazzyvelvet jazzyvelvet writes: 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!
Posted: 12:26 am on April 25th

mariajaymie mariajaymie writes: I would love to own this!!!

Posted: 11:34 pm on April 24th

sewjazzy sewjazzy writes: It would be great to be able to create a line of mainstream steampunk inspired coats.
Posted: 10:25 pm on April 24th

Jabm Jabm writes: I would like to create a line reflective of city life. Practical, stylish, gently sexy and super modern for women who live in cities.
Posted: 9:44 pm on April 24th

MsMadisson MsMadisson writes: 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...
Posted: 9:09 pm on April 24th

sistashirley sistashirley writes: 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.
Posted: 8:22 pm on April 24th

Manazinita Manazinita writes: 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.

Posted: 7:33 pm on April 24th

pooh715 pooh715 writes: Would love to win this! Dream of creating a line for people like me - old(ish) with a young sense of style!
Posted: 5:07 pm on April 24th

organdy organdy writes: Yes, I would like to add this book to my collection--it will help a lot!
Posted: 5:03 pm on April 24th

RedPointTailor RedPointTailor writes: 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?
Posted: 4:14 pm on April 24th

Posted: 3:02 pm on April 24th

SilksWithAttitude SilksWithAttitude writes: 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!

Posted: 2:04 pm on April 24th

sewhappybjm sewhappybjm writes: I would like to make a professional artsy line. Clothing that would work in an office but with an artistic twist.
Posted: 1:15 pm on April 24th

southernlyhautehandb southernlyhautehandb writes: 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
Posted: 12:47 pm on April 24th

user-350139 user-350139 writes: 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.
Posted: 12:08 pm on April 24th

doreenlinehan doreenlinehan writes: 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.
Posted: 11:52 am on April 24th

moviedoll moviedoll writes: I'd like to create a fashion line for full figured ladies that love the pinup or vintage looks.
Posted: 11:48 am on April 24th

SansSouci572 SansSouci572 writes: A professional wardrobe for a mature person who works in the arts. (That would be me.)
Posted: 11:41 am on April 24th

1betsy1 1betsy1 writes: This sounds like a very informative book. I need this.
Posted: 11:31 am on April 24th

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

Posted: 11:20 am on April 24th

JanMade JanMade writes: 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.
Posted: 11:06 am on April 24th

LizInPA LizInPA writes: I would love to create a comfortable, practical and yet very flattering line for women.
Posted: 11:01 am on April 24th

I9 I9 writes: I have a dream of starting a designer fashion line for kids. I have the skill for making pretty dresses and other clothing.
Posted: 11:01 am on April 24th

janith janith writes: 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.
Posted: 10:44 am on April 24th

CarolynRuth CarolynRuth writes: Just starting to make apparel after not having made much more than blouses for the past few years. Sure could use that book!
Posted: 10:24 am on April 24th

Clau Clau writes: Quisiera diseñar dos colecciones paralelas, una para las madres y otra para las hijas para que encuentren las dos su ropa en mi atelier.
Posted: 10:22 am on April 24th

island_aunt island_aunt writes: 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.
Posted: 10:21 am on April 24th

user-846249 user-846249 writes: 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.
Posted: 10:09 am on April 24th

HurricaneHazel HurricaneHazel writes: 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.
Posted: 9:53 am on April 24th

blwbstudio1408 blwbstudio1408 writes: 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.
Posted: 9:38 am on April 24th

sewcool sewcool writes: 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.

Posted: 9:36 am on April 24th

Suze Suze writes: 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!
Posted: 9:35 am on April 24th

user-2075850 user-2075850 writes: I just want to be able to sew clothes that fit. :(
Posted: 9:21 am on April 24th

2tango 2tango writes: 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
Posted: 9:18 am on April 24th

TwistedFabric TwistedFabric writes: Oh, I would love to win this book. I am sure I would truly get inspired by it.
Posted: 9:16 am on April 24th

Redeva007 Redeva007 writes: 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!
Posted: 9:10 am on April 24th

pamstitches pamstitches writes: To be able to plan and execute a collection would be wonderful!
Posted: 9:08 am on April 24th

dmc000 dmc000 writes: 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.
Posted: 9:08 am on April 24th

TracyMcD TracyMcD writes: 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!
Posted: 7:57 am on April 24th

seamsfun seamsfun writes: 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.
Posted: 7:54 am on April 24th

sewold sewold writes: 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.
Posted: 7:47 am on April 24th

Connied Connied writes: 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.
Posted: 7:41 am on April 24th

KimsIdleHands KimsIdleHands writes: 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.

Posted: 7:00 am on April 24th

user-1110557 user-1110557 writes: I'd love to win this book to help me design a collection for young women using sustainable fabrics and vintage inspiration.
Posted: 3:06 am on April 24th

Catlover1 Catlover1 writes: 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.

Posted: 12:41 am on April 24th

SisterSuzieSews SisterSuzieSews writes: 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.
Posted: 12:18 am on April 24th

sarahsews57 sarahsews57 writes: 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.
Posted: 11:43 pm on April 23rd

Girlyb Girlyb writes: 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"!
Posted: 11:38 pm on April 23rd

eviej eviej writes: 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!
Posted: 9:51 pm on April 23rd

nanasue nanasue writes: I would love to know more about the fashion industry and how collections are conceived.
Posted: 9:41 pm on April 23rd

SewReel SewReel writes: 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!

Posted: 9:20 pm on April 23rd

tailorit tailorit writes: I would like to create a fashion line based on cuts of fabric with absolutely no waste.
Posted: 8:27 pm on April 23rd

soie soie writes: 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!
Posted: 7:54 pm on April 23rd

Isewforyou Isewforyou writes: 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.
Posted: 7:50 pm on April 23rd

arefaces arefaces writes: 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.

Posted: 7:32 pm on April 23rd

iris68 iris68 writes: I would love to create a flattering, wearable collection for middle-age ladies. Thank you for the chance!
Posted: 6:57 pm on April 23rd

espinozalee espinozalee writes: 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.
Posted: 6:56 pm on April 23rd

gailete gailete writes: I think this would be a fascinating book to read and help me understand what is behind the mind of the designer.
Posted: 6:40 pm on April 23rd

user-1021936 user-1021936 writes: interested in making different styles of fabric. I'm now learning and am more into suits and skirts want to expand

Posted: 6:13 pm on April 23rd

Celyesp Celyesp writes: I would love to learn to create my fashion collection! Please enter me to win!
Posted: 6:09 pm on April 23rd

HStorm HStorm writes: I would love to create a modern and trendy ladies line. Thanks!
Posted: 5:56 pm on April 23rd

JadaDuTierre JadaDuTierre writes: 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!
Posted: 5:46 pm on April 23rd

GypsyThread GypsyThread writes: 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.
Posted: 5:34 pm on April 23rd

LindaFaye LindaFaye writes: I would love having this book as a resource. Please enter me in the contest.
Posted: 5:31 pm on April 23rd

threadhead threadhead writes: 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!
Posted: 4:56 pm on April 23rd

suemari suemari writes: Looks like a fascinating read.
Posted: 4:50 pm on April 23rd

emilynd06 emilynd06 writes: From time to time I think about putting together a line of maternity/nursing clothes that are actually fashion conscious!
Posted: 4:31 pm on April 23rd

SEGnesa SEGnesa writes: Ah, the mysterious part of Project Runway --- creating the collection. Any help would be fab!
Posted: 4:28 pm on April 23rd

tell_ann tell_ann writes: Oh! Just what one needs to know for development of a fashion line for business and self! Wish I had it!
Posted: 4:27 pm on April 23rd

hamlinsusan hamlinsusan writes: 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.
Posted: 4:26 pm on April 23rd

RobinMazz RobinMazz writes: 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.
Posted: 4:12 pm on April 23rd

Liberty1889 Liberty1889 writes: 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!
Posted: 4:03 pm on April 23rd

sewthernbelle sewthernbelle writes: 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.
Posted: 3:44 pm on April 23rd

user-2069715 user-2069715 writes: 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.
Posted: 3:41 pm on April 23rd

user-2069715 user-2069715 writes: 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.
Posted: 3:41 pm on April 23rd

kaydeej kaydeej writes: 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.
Posted: 3:30 pm on April 23rd

slmendes slmendes writes: 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!
Posted: 3:26 pm on April 23rd

user-1150018 user-1150018 writes: 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.
Posted: 3:20 pm on April 23rd

Carly_Sue Carly_Sue writes: 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.

Posted: 3:17 pm on April 23rd

user-376130 user-376130 writes: I am taking the NO RTW challenge making my clothes for a year. I need a book like this!
Posted: 3:17 pm on April 23rd

jillyjo2 jillyjo2 writes: Fashion for the 40's and up woman which is comfortable, chic, and easy to wear.
Posted: 2:09 pm on April 23rd

user-2275689 user-2275689 writes: 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.
Posted: 12:37 pm on April 23rd

user-1132681 user-1132681 writes: I would love to have the book, it would be a great guide to launch my dream clothing line.
Posted: 10:28 am on April 23rd

ReneeJ ReneeJ writes: I would like to create a custom made fashion line that makes woman proud of their bodies and want then to show their curves!
Posted: 4:29 am on April 23rd

theatregal1017 theatregal1017 writes:
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.
Posted: 5:38 pm on April 22nd

nat64 nat64 writes: 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.
Posted: 5:12 am on April 22nd

Clodi Clodi writes: I'm thinking of a fashion line with folk insipiration with specific lines, patterns and a lot of nice accents.
Posted: 3:11 am on April 22nd

cliftonsummer cliftonsummer writes: I'd just like inspiration to start and this would do it!
Posted: 2:44 am on April 22nd

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

Posted: 11:20 pm on April 21st

LinLohLan LinLohLan writes: 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.
Posted: 6:25 pm on April 21st

broseland broseland writes: Planning a children's line created from natural fabrics. Maybe this would give me the push!
Posted: 10:50 am on April 21st

machinemaven machinemaven writes: 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'!
Posted: 9:23 am on April 21st

corinak corinak writes: I plan on designing clothing for hard to fit women; of which I am one. This book is definitely one for my bookshelf.
Posted: 1:25 am on April 21st

TegwenIanthe TegwenIanthe writes: 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.
Posted: 1:14 am on April 21st

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: I have loved garment construction since I was a kid and always enjoy learning more about it. Would love to get back to it!
Posted: 8:53 pm on April 20th

loti loti writes: Chic casual wardrobe!
Posted: 8:14 pm on April 20th

thriftythreader thriftythreader writes: Always wanted to know how to do this. It would be awesome!
Posted: 6:13 pm on April 20th

jennieMB jennieMB writes: I would mix vintage lace and fabrics and use them on modern silhouettes.
Posted: 5:34 pm on April 20th

user-1050845 user-1050845 writes: 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!
Posted: 2:02 pm on April 20th

craftycreations craftycreations writes: I would like to create classic stylish clothes for the mature woman.\Marie Bentz
Posted: 11:25 am on April 20th

Lilyray Lilyray writes: I'm trying to develop a collection made from up cycled fabrics and reduces cutting room waste
Posted: 10:25 am on April 20th

LuvThreadsMagazine LuvThreadsMagazine writes: I would like to do a "found objects" fashion line, only with "found fabric", like burlap coffee sacks from coffee shops.
Posted: 2:37 pm on April 19th

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