You may find that there are a lot of bloggers out there who share their thoughts on clothing, and then there are those who really put themselves into what they sew. I have found that there are quite a few that are most helpful and most respectful and faithful to their own followers. As a result, here’s a list of some people who have some great instruction on their pages:
Kenandrewdaily – the aspiring designer constantly shares projects online with tips on fabric shopping from the bigger fashion fabric districts. Also focuses on branding your sewing, should you be working into the business of fashion. Self-taught, he’s now working developing his line. According to his videos, his friends find it strange that he sews, but in his words, it’s what he’s always done and loves to create clothing.
DIY: Bomber Jacket is a super fun DIY project creation! (FYI: he also finds a good amount of fabric at cheaper sales in different locations.
Withwendy – Canadian based, self-taught seamstress who works with challenging fashion fabrics such as leather, mesh, faux fur and jersey, creating garments for herself and friends based on designs she sees out in the fashion world. She shares super-practical information regarding those who are just starting out: she has entire video serious devoted to just that! She’s taken a lot of time and effort in her videos and works to make it as simple as possible for her viewers who want to make their own clothing like that they see on TV or on celebs, etc…
How To Buy Fabric is an example of one her most-informative links.
Coolirpa’s Thrifted Transformations
Shopping exclusively at thrift stores, April creates custom designs based on runway-looks that are hitting magazine stands everywhere. Usually spending less than $10 per garment, she finds looks that are almost-right, and deconstructs them into her something to match her taste. She has re-created everything from gowns with lining, to suede skirts into shirts! It just shows all you need is a little imagination…
Those are just a few of my latest discoveries but they are worth checking out if you are seriously into sewing or looking to update your wardrobe without paying loads for brand new garments.
Often I find that I can find fabric at thrift stores, bargain sales at warehouse fabric stores, or even from garage sales (best friend has seriously scored doing this!) In the end, it can save you money and fit better than what is in the stores. The three links above also do just that.