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Sewing machine mechanics & my new machine!
Nifty and cheap work organization tool
Pattern Puzzle: Escher + CAD pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: Escher + CAD = fun for all
Meet Martha. Need hard copy patterns?
Poll: What is your base size?
Free download: 64ths Inch CAD grading ruler
Pattern Puzzle: Twist front knit top pt.2
The vintage industrial pattern project
‘Nuff said -the truth about domestic manufacturing
How a contractor picks jobs
Handmade or CAD patterns: which are better?
Pattern Puzzle: Twist front knit top
5 questions every designer must answer revisited
The 3 Rules of Tradeshows
David slays Goliath, David dies too
Magnets won’t break a computerized sewing machine
Learning to use a button hole machine
How to change thread on a sewing machine
Review: Drape Drape 2 and a give away!
Paper draping
How to get full price or The indie eco-system: Retail on the ropes
Yay! My button hole machine arrived!
What is a marker?
Designers must know seam allowances and specifications
Please DO try to make your own blocks
How to cut stripes and plaids to match
Pop Quiz: Fix this dress #2 pt.2
Pop Quiz: Fix this dress #2
Should you use numbered or lettered sizing?
Sourcing freelance services if you’re smart, young & web savvy
Why production doesn’t look like the sample
The new era of selling on consignment pt.2
On becoming a CAD pattern maker
The new era of selling on consignment pt.1
How to walk a pattern pt.2
Video: How to walk a pattern
International Pleating
When Brands go bad, fit goes you know where
Life in the trenches from the real world of a technical designer
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns pt.3
Such drama!
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns pt.2
How to check the accuracy of graded patterns
Pop Quiz: Does fiber content affect fabric weight? pt.2
Pop Quiz: Does fiber content affect fabric weight?
The difference between band and binding
3 reasons you should pay for samples
Shame on Wired Magazine
What to do if a contractor shorts an order
3 steps to bringing back production
2 ways to prevent being ripped off if you design for hire
Pop Quiz: Designing a t-shirt sewing cell pt.2
Pop Quiz: Designing a t-shirt sewing cell
3 ways to reduce pattern digitizing costs
Will your book help with non-fashion items?
Solving sewing problems by testing your machines
When should you hire a full time pattern maker? pt.2
When should you hire a full time pattern maker?
9 tools needed in your sewing factory
I’ll be in Miami May 2-6, 2012
Winners for the Illustrator brush giveaway
Enter to win free Illustrator stitch brushes
Why sewing is slow and expensive
Nifty thread consumption tool
You, me, Atlanta. Be there. April 24-26
How many kinds of fashion illustrations?
Fashion mentors: free & good advice to start a clothing line
Berg Textiles Journal
What do good designers have in common? pt.2
Free apparel industry book winners
What do good designers have in common?
Giveaway: Pocket Apparel Expert
Giveaway: Pocket Dyeing, Printing & Finishing Expert
Review: Garment Construction Guide (industrial sewing instructions)
Voiding a pattern warranty makes others crazy
Better than bamboo: Kenaf
Russian drafting: girdles, panties & bras
Pi Day or say it isn’t so?
Organizing a spec sheet?
Stump the chump: pattern puzzle #1 pt.2
Stump the chump: pattern puzzle #1
Like a puppy chasing a bus: Sourcing like big brands
How to fire a contractor without cause
Pattern Puzzle: vintage 1930′s pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: vintage 1930’s
Industrial sewing instructions pt.3
Industrial sewing instructions pt.2
One way or another, it’s gonna hurt
Vintage book: The Clothing Trades Industry
PSA: Pattern makers are not failed designers
Seventh Anniversary!
Trip report: January 2012 WESA market pt.1
Form, fit & function that won’t break the bank
Is mass customization in apparel possible?
How much cash do you need to start a small clothing line?
Selling your design business
How to search for clothing manufacturers
Is a CAD rental and training business viable?
Sewing Equipment Tradeshow -TexProcess April 24-26
Japan: The obesity police
Pop Quiz: grading necklines pt.2
What does a 1″ or 2″ grade mean?
Advice to sewing contractors pt.3
Pop Quiz: Grading necklines
Update for children’s products manufacturers
Selling to department stores pt.3 (compliance)
Happy New Year 2012
Legal changes affecting clothing manufacturers in California
CPSIA: If you make kid’s products, you MUST do this TODAY
Selling to department stores pt.2 (EDI)
You need to start manufacturing yourself. Period.
I don’t know how to sew napkins and tablecloths
Pattern puzzle: Scarf pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: Scarf
A homeless coat pattern
Pattern Puzzle: Fashionarium paper
NEW! Wholesale fabric show, low minimums NY
Using interns or consultants for sourcing. Or, the blind leading the blinder
Review: Theory of Garment Pattern Making
Review: Patternmaking by Dennic Chunman Lo
Assume stupidity not malice. And, a PR job opening
Review: Leather Fashion Design
Tutorial: one piece neck & sleeveless facing
Pattern puzzle: Vintage WW1 pattern pt.2
Pattern puzzle: Vintage WW1 pattern
Pattern Puzzle: Spiral dress
Pop Quiz: notching challenge pt.2
Everyone should do things my way
Pop Quiz: notching challenge
How to illustrate ruffles & skirt fullness
Your dress plan for 11|11|11 – it’s Corduroy Day!
OT: Veteran’s Day
Notch maps: suit sleeve & armhole pt.2
Why larger sizes cost more or Size is nothing but a number
Notch maps: suit sleeve & armhole
La Bricoleuse -a costuming blog
I have a prototype but I don’t have a pattern
What’s a prototype and when do you need one?
Analysis of a knock off -what designers must know
Pattern puzzle: Pattern Magic Style #53 pt.2
Pattern puzzle: Pattern Magic Style #53
Getting a quote for children’s pattern making pt.2
Getting a quote for children’s pattern making
Advice to sewing contractors pt.2
A tale -and tutorial- of three collars pt.2
A tale -and tutorial- of three collars
Why sewing contractors don’t want small lots
How to remove sleeve cap ease pt.2
How to remove sleeve cap ease
Manhattan Trade School for girls -addictive reading
Piece naming in CAD
Deconstructing a sewing class
Competitive Analysis
Advice to sewing contractors pt.1
Paying your dues: Men of the Cloth
The top rated city for luxury goods
Email marketing espionage
Tip for checking your patterns
Pop quiz: how to split a draft? pt.2
Pop quiz: how to split a draft?
What is a gusset? pt.2
Smack Marketing
Fitting the gusseted jean
Financing a clothing line: is it time to borrow money?
Pattern Puzzle: mystery draft pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: mystery draft
What are the margins of an apparel distributor?
Why you should start your own sewing factory pt.2
The great cap sleeve debate pt.2
The great cap sleeve debate
Patterns must grow longer based on girth pt.2
Patterns must grow longer based on girth
The silly sweatshop game
The difference between crap and quality
Forever 21 sued by Feral Childe
Pop quiz: Quality versus Crap pt.2
Pop quiz: Quality versus Crap
Yes, jeans can cost $300
The sizing police of children’s clothes
Wholesale fabric shows: Premiere Vision or Texworld?
Breathing room
No competitors is worse than many competitors
How to re-shape armholes
How designing is like writing
Pop Quiz: Fitting the common women’s t-shirt pt.2
Pop Quiz: Fitting the common women’s t-shirt
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines pt.3
Poppy Gall: a designer’s blog
Fit model measurements
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines pt.2
Beginner’s guide to sewing with industrial machines
Casting calls for All on the Line and more
Prada and post office
Business plans for funding are over-rated
Guessing the market: targeting for your business plan
The story of Roy or how to learn to sew in 4 months
Why you get cheated -and a possible solution
Refine My Line: Embrace Infant Warmer pt.3
Reviews: New pattern making books
Wholesale Fabric Show -Chicago May 26-27
Refine My Line: Embrace Infant Warmer pt.2
Refine My Line: Embrace Infant Warmer
Why jean legs skew
How to motivate yourself with envy
5 reasons you can’t find a sewing contractor
Consequences of the fashion school bubble
Open tabs 5/4/11
Why isn’t women’s clothing sized like men’s? pt.2
Reverse Pattern Puzzle: Extreme
Why isn’t women’s clothing sized like men’s?
Why retailers change clothing sizes
I have another blog: Vanity Sizing.com
Pattern Puzzle: Vintage pattern post #7
Pattern Puzzle: Vintage pattern post #6
Review of the Yield Exhibition (Zero Waste)
The 13 different kinds of samples
Great and under rated wholesale shows (pt.3)
Great and under rated wholesale shows (pt.2)
Pattern Puzzle: Ziggurat pt. 2
Amazing (and underrated) wholesale tradeshow opportunities
Pattern Puzzle: Ziggurat
Pop Quiz: Fitting the common T-shirt pt.2
Pop Quiz: Fitting the common T-shirt
April Fools 2011
Curvy does not mean plus sized
Pop Quiz: Who is the curviest of them all? pt.2
Refine My Line: Claudine’s cranberry silk blouse pt.3
Pop Quiz: Who is the curviest of them all?
Computational Couture revisited
A cheat sheet for the last ten years
How to define poor fit? pt.2
How to define poor fit?
100 Years of Shame
Pop Quiz: Tucks vs Pleats pt.2
A secret, fast and inexpensive way to ship
Review: The Spec Manual
Pop Quiz: Tucks vs Pleats
POM: Point of Measure Codes
Lies designers tell 2 -the luxury edition
Open tabs 3/8/11
Designers must know: textile performance
What is meta-cognition?
Refine My Line: Claudine’s cranberry silk blouse pt.2
Refine My Line: Claudine’s cranberry silk blouse
How online retailer buyers can kill you
9 lessons learned exhibiting at KID Show Las Vegas
Pop quiz: Lean-ify this iPad case pt.2
Pop quiz: Lean-ify this iPad case
How to sew a vintage invisible zipper
Topics this week so far
Suggestions for topics this week
Why pattern makers don’t want to grade patterns
What are grade specs, grade rules and grade rule libraries?
How not to market ArtWear
Worn-out fashion terms
Another reverse pattern puzzle pt.2
Another reverse pattern puzzle
The Elements Survival Coat
8 mistakes on your About page
Getting things done when you’re not in charge pt.4
Truth Plus
Grading machine patents
Textile geek fest
Knit fabrics research question
The secret to starting a successful children’s clothing line
How to know if you need digital or paper patterns
Getting things done when you’re not in charge pt.3
Getting things done when you’re not in charge pt.2
Printing vintage books from the LOC
How a president orders pants
Why Chinese sewing contractors are superior?
Getting ready to export?
I am stupid and so are you
CPSIA: Tell the CPSC to extend the testing stay!
cut & SHOW: Buyers guide
PSA: Don’t go to Magic to buy fabric
Yet more vintage drafting books
Manual of Work Garment Manufacture
Free! Italian pattern drafting book
The grammar of garment cutting
Grading minutiae
Should you start a clothing line?
Top ten posts for 2010
The maligned middleman
Review: Sewing Pants and Skirts
Product review: Soma sparkle pajamas
Industrial sewing instructions
Refine My Line: Asymmetrical Wrap Dress pt.2
Refine My Line: Asymmetrical Wrap Dress
Do you know when you’re on the wrong path? pt.2
Intuition and trust
Graphic Design while you wait
Paying commissions for referrals pt.2
Do you know when you’re on the wrong path?
Pattern Puzzle: Shingo Sato
Paying commissions for referrals?
Size is a matter of opinion pt.2
Pattern making webinar tomorrow-OptiTex
How sweatshops start
Things you must know if you have a clothing line: garment measuring
Value Circularity: cotton, colanders & the specialty store market
Hurray for Corduroy Day!
Pattern puzzle: Recycled geometric denim
Everything I wish I’d known when I started pt.4
Pattern Puzzle: Neckline dart-collar pt.2
Pattern grainline notation
Directional writing on pattern pieces
Refine My Line: Lilah Children pt.2
Refine My Line: Lilah Children
Everything I wish I’d known when I started pt.3
Weight War: BMI vs BVI
Free speech, social media and employment policy
Prevent mistakes with better sorting
My favorite pattern drafting books
Pattern Puzzle: Neckline dart-collar
Sending patterns for digitizing
Review: Patternmaking in Fashion
Pop quiz: Care label icons pt.2
Pop quiz: Care label icons
How to get customer lists or How to get others to hate you
Two holidays today
PSA: Caring for your cutting table
What are the measurements of a size 10? pt.2
What are the measurements of a size 10?
Refine My Line Reject: Sharp Hill Designs
What does it mean to “have a clothing line”?
How to know if your idea is a good one
And we’re back!
Refining Refine My Line
Naming senior sizing
Everything I wish I’d known when I started pt.2
Everything I wish I’d known when I started pt.1
Refine My Line Reject: 48North
Fit used to be so much better? pt.2
Refine My Line: Rockabilly Cowgirl pt.2
Pop Quiz: What is good design? pt.2
Pop Quiz: What is good design?
Refine My Line: Rockabilly Cowgirl
A sweet new year
Refine My Line
Premium denim, sustainability & Levi’s
If your sales aren’t as good as your product
Fit used to be so much better?
How to be sustainable, protect your IP and still make loads of money
Who sells the most at market -and why pt.2
Who sells the most at market -and why
Resolve
How to get a job being a fit model
What is a fit model?
Which size should be used for costing? pt.2
Pop Quiz: Which size should be used for costing?
Pop Quiz: What is an optimal size range? pt. 2
The best job you could ever get…
One reason you may be getting the run around
Pop Quiz: What is an optimal size range?
IDPPPA: Yet another fashion design copyright law
Contract for a clothing sales rep pt.3
What is a size break?
Why existing manufacturers don’t add plus sizes
Welcome visitors from the New York Times
CPSIA: Please take the survey!
Are you a good customer? pt.2
Pop Quiz: what are the costs of a white tee shirt?
Old school vs shiny new technology
Pop Quiz: fix this dress pt.2
Pop Quiz: fix this dress
How to shop for clothes for sizing research
Trenchcoat Design Contest
Valerie Mayen on Project Runway!
Pattern Puzzle: Marni
Being discovered and selling: e-commerce incubators
Are you a good customer?
Talking the Talk: Textile Color Standards
Would you know a nice sewing factory if you saw one?
Pattern Puzzle: Tze Goh
Questions for a sewing contractor
Pattern Puzzle: Anja Mlakar (?)
Introduction to Digital Fabric Printing
My shop: Plant organization pt.4
NY in July: Contract & fabric sourcing tradeshow
Plant organization pt.3
How do you get noticed by fashion magazines?
What kind of entrepreneur are you? pt.2
What kind of entrepreneur are you?
You do not determine value
Keeping stuff can be riskier than getting rid of it
The difference between a wannabe and a newbie
What’s been up with me for the past 8 months
Everyone’s nightmare: the investment employee
Do sewing operators refuse to change?
SPESA Trip Report: Denise Silveira, Point Clothing Co.
SPESA: Lawson for Fashion
The SPESA show is no more
SPESA: Murata Shirring, Smocking and Pin-Tucking
SPESA: Trip report on machines and Lean from Lisa Blank
Getting Color Right
SPESA: Textile technology is LEDing fashion
SPESA: Industrial sewing machines plus
SPESA: The easiest way to press pants
CPSIA: Rick Woldenberg will be on 60 Minutes
SPESA 2010 pt.1: Home again
Sewing but not for the squeamish pt.2
Pattern puzzle: Pivot sleeve pt.2
Vanity sizing: the consumer spending edition
Pattern Puzzle: NO! pt.2
How to apply interfacing
Pattern Puzzle: NO!
Who is to blame for $550 khakis?
DIY fabric creation: osloom
A refresher on basic industrial sewing concepts
“Expert” chat
LEDing fashion
Pattern Puzzle: vintage dress pt.2
The vending machine survey pt.3
Pattern Puzzle: vintage dress
Secoli pattern making method
The vending machine survey pt.2
The vending machine survey
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children’s Wear and Babywear
Fashion internships
Your worst purchasing decision contest. Win Fabric Calc!
Clothing sales have increased 300%!
How to sew faster pt.4
Posting pranks
Zero Waste Fashion pt.2
Slow fashion survey
Pattern Puzzle: Bonkuk Koo
Pop Quiz: Why do knits get larger pt.3
18 secrets to a profitable clothing line
Hiring a full package sewing contractor pt.2
A tool to calculate fabric use
What is sponged wool?
Pop Quiz: Why do knits get larger? pt.2
Pop Quiz: Why do knits get larger?
Pop Quiz: How to shorten a dart? pt.2
Pop Quiz: How to shorten a dart?
Hiring a full package sewing contractor pt.1
IP Update: DPPA & Fashion Law Blog
Pattern puzzle: Tasha Stogaya
21 mistakes fashion designers can make
What is a gusset?
What is Reshoring -circuitously
How to hire a consultant pt.1
Looking for a clothing manufacturer?
Refashioning sweaters
Fair is fair: Blaming China?
How can we make it easier to do business pt.2
How can we make it easier to do business with us?
How to license fabric designs
Setting terms when you become a freelance designer
So you want to be a fashion designer rock star
Fifth anniversary!
Returns policies for defective goods
MAGIC Trade Show Season Feb 2010
News from you 2/8/2010
The rules on seam allowances pt.2
Unintended consequences of online sales
GMO cotton: good or bad?
Pattern puzzle: pick one pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: pick one
Organic cotton ‘fraud’
Dream Sample Room
Tagless labels and latex allergies
Men’s vs Women’s: Plus size apparel
Cutting too close to the bone
What if plus sizes made up 80% of the market?
Pattern puzzle: feraL chiLde pt.2
What is a white paper and why you should read them
Pattern puzzle: feraL chiLde
Why no one will help you pt.2
Why you should start your own sewing factory
What is vertical integration?
What should my wholesale minimums be?
Three reasons you’ll be knocked off pt. 2
Three reasons you’ll be knocked off pt. 1
Happy New Year! Now go stub your toe or something
Which fashion school is best pt.2
The rules on seam allowances
Suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions
Pattern puzzle: vintage German dress pt.2
Pattern puzzle: vintage German dress
CPSIA update 12/23/09
Cool carpet
How to compare fabric costs: handy new tool
What’s an idea worth?
Pattern puzzle: propellers
A return to wool
Promising news in textiles
Now this is hand sewing pt.2
Slow vs Fast Fashion pt.1
CPSIA Update 12/9/09: Urgent action needed
Important upcoming tradeshow: SPESA
Pattern Puzzle: Sunny Fong
Recalibration, fast vs slow fashion, something to offend everyone
How to fix production problems with production managers
The best technical software for small companies
3 stupid reasons to start a clothing line
Is your forum membership expiring?
Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen
Least favorite day of the year
Drafting to measure pattern book recommendations
Vintage technical illustration book
New here?
The 7 minute cutting test pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: The Deer Cape
From the LOC archives: Photos of the 30’s & 40’s
The 7 minute cutting test
UPCs, SKUs, Styles and Other Numbers
Protect your Crown Jewels
Pop Quiz: Denim Quality pt. 2
Pattern Puzzle: how to fix this bag? pt.2
CPSIA updates 11/10/2009
Pattern Puzzle: how to fix this bag?
Denim laundry contractor pt.2
Trip report: Denim processing contractor pt.1
Pop Quiz: Denim Quality
Pattern Puzzle: Kate Rawlinson & stupid stripey pt.2
Why people don’t return your calls
Trip report: Dallas Apparel and Accessories Market
Pattern Puzzle: Kate Rawlinson’s stupid stripey dress
Pattern puzzle: Gloves
CPSIA Updates 10/22/09
Schmatta: Rags To Riches To Rags pt.2
PSA: Holiday Shopping 2009
Best practices are sexy
Schmatta: Rags To Riches To Rags
Quality Control and SOW pt.2
Quality Control and SOW pt.1
Who pays for a sewing contractor’s mistakes? SOW
Will you need to do a recall?
Production pattern making class
Should you go to fashion school?
How to be a successful designer
How to fire your contractor -or someone you like
Sorry, this page does not exist
2 sales mistakes: pitching wholesale buyers by email
Digitizing vintage patterns?
A better way to sew linings and facings pt.2
Want to buy some vintage patterns?
A better way to sew linings and facings
News From You 9/18/09
I can’t think of a spiffy title for this sales rep post you must read
What does it cost to prototype a bag or clothing line? pt.2
Homage to the humble house dress
Problems leaving a comment?
Reverse Pattern Puzzle: zero waste
What does it cost to prototype a bag or clothing line?
Kamali has moved production to the US
Casting call: Eco-challenged designers in LA
Do you need your own bar codes?
Inglourious costumes
How to assign SKUs and UPCs
What are UPC codes?
What are SKUs?
Museum Notes: Toledo, Textiles & Vionnet
Prototype bag Style# 4216 pt.2
Free access to the vintage pattern library
How to avoid trouble if using bamboo fabrics
Needle feed sewing machines
Pattern Puzzle: Collar or tie?
Selling to department stores pt.1
CPSIA: Children’s apparel exemptions
Prototype bag Style# 4216 pt.1
Label lessons to learn
Transitioning to in house production
Pattern Puzzle: Yoga twist top
CPSIA: Another tracking label update
CPSIA articles index
Getting things done when you’re not in charge
Would you trust this pattern maker?
Prototype bag Style# 4216 & 4217
Design Paralysis pt.2
Going from prototype to production sewing pt.2
Going from prototype to production sewing
Prototype shopping bag Style# 4214
Prototype shopping bag Style# 4213
Design Paralysis: Why I’m not a designer
Blog Staycation
Sleepwear design contest
Kate Rawlinson: Cutter Extraordinaire
How to promote your business on blogs
Preparing for your fashion photoshoot
Pattern Puzzle: One Dress
What is a batch?
Why handmade is best
Free access to The Entrepreneur’s Guide
How to start a homebased handmade sewing business pt3
How to start a homebased handmade sewing business pt2
Homage or plagiarism pt.2
Does race still matter?
How to negotiate with vendors
How to start a homebased handmade sewing business
Pattern Puzzle: Harem pants
How to write garment & product descriptions
Silver City Vintage
Training Within Industry (TWI) pt.3
What to do if a competitor orders your product
What to do if a competitor in Asia orders your product
How to check for nap & one-ways
How to make a tech pack web seminars
July 2009 Trade Shows
Fashion-Incubator: a good idea while it lasted
Retail Minded
Free! Try StyleFile PDM/PLM software for 30 days
What it takes to get a job in fashion industry
Pop Quiz: Are you a manufacturing expert? pt.2
Pop Quiz: Are you a manufacturing expert?
Lowering pattern costs in bra cup sized lines
Pattern Puzzle: Hats
Trends and strategies in a tough economy
Sewing with leather pt.2
Sewing with leather pt.1
Homage or Plagiarism?
Luxury vs Premium -or even free
Designing clothes for plus size women
Proposed law to destroy 90% of design businesses
Pattern puzzle: fold illustration
CPSIA articles index
How we make patterns in real life
Cutting trims and shrinkage
CPSIA: Tracking labels update
Tutorials page updated
What is a cutting ticket
What is a Bill of Materials (BOM)
What is a sketch sheet
Sewing Contracts
Review: Boiler iron & vacuum ironing board
CPSIA: Printable labels for August requirements
How to find the grainline on a sleeve
Pattern Puzzle: Pinwheel dress
Best kept secret to lowering expenses
Stone Soup entrepreneurs
Pop Quiz #484 Sleeve problem pt.2
Pop Quiz #484 Sleeve problem or not?
8 ways to better communication
Apparel price point categories
Casting call for Project Runway
Pop quiz #483 pt.2
A great PR pitch
Pop Quiz #483
Your first meeting with a pattern maker
What we expect from designers pt.2
The best pattern grading book of all
Sci-Fi sewing lesson defies the laws of physics
The best kept secret to getting freelance work
Wholesale fabric shows April 2009
Contracts are not an insurance policy
How the industry has changed forever pt.2
CPSIA in three acts: Shame, Honesty and Crime.
A licensing deal gone wrong
How to sew faster pt.3
How to sew faster pt.2b
How to find a missing dart end
How to sew faster pt.2
How to sew faster pt.1
Are you evil? A quiz
Retailers rights to return defective products (shrinkage)
CPSIA Protest Rally April 1st in Washington DC
Training Within Industry (TWI) pt.2
Trip report -Discovery Trekking
How to import fabric without a broker
Why retailers become manufacturers
Kids as designers
Pop Quiz #482 pt.2
Pop Quiz #482 pt.1
Funny Monday: Its not just me
How to sew V necklines with facings
How to transition from Etsy into wholesale pt.1
What it's like to exhibit at the Outdoor Retailer Show
My response to Representative Schakowsky
Grading for height when you nothing about grading
How to use the humble L-square or tailor's ruler
PSA to bloggers wanting samples for review
Flatlocking compared to cover stitching and overlocking
Q&A: Designer's guide to hiring a PR firm pt.2
Establishing wholesale terms and sales policies
How to get started in sweater design and production
Fourth Anniversary!
The best (sewing machine) site on the internet
Q&A: Designer's guide to hiring a PR Firm
Some days I don't feel like blogging
Three days until National Bankruptcy Day
MAGIC Trade Show Season Feb '09
Six days until National Bankruptcy Day
CPSIA: Stay of Execution?
How the industry has changed forever
CPSIA Guidance for Retailers Working with Vendors
CPSIA Crystal Ball & Status Report
Pattern Puzzle: Origami Sleeve
Pop Quiz 481: What's wrong with this collar? pt.2
Pop Quiz 481: What's wrong with this collar?
CAD software compatibility in marker making
Where and how to get markers printed
Don't throw yourself under the (CPSIA) bus
CPSIA Rant: Blame Special Interest Groups
How I got my start: Melissa McKeagney & Little Girl Pearl
How I got my start: Leslie Hanes & Discovery Trekking Outfitters
Reporters looking to interview designers
How I got started: Jesica Milton
How I got my start: Sarah Manello & Menacing Pickle
How I got started as a pattern maker: Heather Menzies
How I got my start: Marguerite Swope & Ivy Reed
How I got my start: Vicki Piippo & Calico's Closet
CPSIA: Please take the Economic Impact Survey
Happy New Year!
How I got my start: Corky & Company
The How I Got My Start Carnival
Are you being overcharged? Call the sheriff
How to sew a single welt pocket
CPSIA, Denial and Retailer’s Liability
How to move up to another level
CPSIA: I endorse the NAM plan
Twitter?
Being sued by a client
CPSIA and tracking label requirements
CPSIA: How to move forward, coping with crisis
Good News! CPSIA request for comments
Business as usual in spite of what it looks like
Site has been moved
The page navigation bar disappeared
CPSIA & CPSC: Activism and what you can do
CPSIA Survey: The costs of a recall
CPSIA and Small Manufacturers
How to hire a pattern maker pt. 48
Forum is open to all!
CPSIA: Splintering the cause serves no one
CPSIA: Losing credibility
CPSIA: Confusion run amok
Up, up and away…
CAD vs CAD
CPSIA: What must be tested
CPSIA: Unit vs Component Testing
Is your strategy patently obvious, pathetic or parasitic?
Silk: It’s not just for breakfast anymore
National Bankruptcy Day
Pattern Puzzle: Fixing a cowl neckline pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: Fixing a cowl neckline
Overwhelmed? What to do when you don’t know what to do
CPSIA Requirements
Archives are back
Pop Quiz #480 pt.2
How to enter the U.S. market -from a contractor
How to represent or distribute a line of handbags?
New Product Safety Regulations That Affect ALL Manufacturers
How To Create Brand Names That Stick
Pop Quiz #480
VOTE!
How to find help in the apparel industry for nearly nothing
International Quilt Festival
French pattern making books
Hunger (yet another lousy title)
Best sentence I read all day
Show Details Magazine
Palin’s wardrobe scandal
Starting a clothing line -in Paris
Trip Report: Premiere Vision Paris
Is this is good time to start a clothing line?
Pattern Puzzle: leather bulls pt.2
What is good taste, good design and how to be creative
How I got my start -midway
Pattern Puzzle: Pt.2 of a 2 part argument pt.2
Pop Quiz: Pt.1 of a 2 part argument pt.2
Pattern Puzzle: Pt.2 of a 2 part argument
Pop Quiz: Pt.1 of a 2 part argument
Pattern Puzzle: leather bulls
Visiting the Netherlands
Advanced Style
Delighted to be home again
Deconstructing a zippered pouch
How I got my start (by Hannah)
Conjecture on Czech Design
Reunification Day
Wild West Potato Pizza
Rothenburg Style
Travel tips for women
The latest secrets from Paris
Northwest Fabrics and Notions Show, 19-20 September 2008
Belgian Embroidery
Pop Quiz 479
Reliable brand Sewquiet 4000 clutchless servo motor
New Author: Stuart
Working as a Textile Designer
Adding a gusset to pants pt.2
Adding a gusset to pants pt.1
I’m going on “vacation”
Testing yet again
Did you email me?
Wholesale Fabric Show: Seattle
An IQ Test for designers
Site will be a little wonky…
Trade show review: Project 8/2008
Sales Management Software
Pop Quiz #478 pt. 2
Trade show reviews misc: 8/2008
Pop Quiz #478
Trade show review 1: POOL 8/2008
How to know your patterns have been corrected
Trade show review: Lingerie Americas Magic 8/2008
Are you a victim of a hanger fix?
A retailer's question on order cancellation dates
The accidental freelance fashion designer
Freelance Fabric Design Question pt.2
Exibitor trade show report: Outdoor Retailer 8/2008
Fashion ads: art or pornography?
Top misconceptions of lay people you wish you could correct
Meet ups at Magic 8/2008
Freelance Fabric Design Question
Not Enough Thursdays
How to work with a fashion illustrator
Pop Quiz 477: Plus size grading
Pop Quiz #477: Why the shirt fits badly
News from you 8/15/2008
Pop Quiz #477
A nice sleeve vent finish
Pop Quiz #476 pt. 2
Vote: Fashion Contest
Discounts for sewing defects?
Pop Quiz #476
What I don't like about Colombia
Medellin Day 3
Going to Magic in August?
Medellin Day 2C
Fabric trashing ...or stashing?
Medellin Day 2B
Medellin Day 2A
Medellin Day 1D
Medellin Day 1C
Medellin: Day 1B
Medellin: Day 1A
How to use wigan
Giving instructions to a pattern grader pt.3
News from you 7/28/2008
Fashion illustration book review
Giving instructions to a pattern grader pt.2
Giving instructions to a pattern grader
What's a fair employee discount?
Pop Quiz #475 pt.2
Tracing and Marking
Pop Quiz #475
Rotary cutters, a guaranteed argument
Coats for Kids
Problem pattern maker pt.2: Rebuttal
Pop Quiz #474 pt.2
Pop Quiz #474
How to manage bad press
Problem pattern maker pt.2
Last Laugh
Project Runway casting call
Pop Quiz #473 pt. 2
Pop Quiz #473
Colombia bleg and misc
Designing uniforms
How do you cut notches?
Vanity sizing: generational edition pt.2
Sustainable packaging
News From You 6/19/2008
Studying for the California garment exam
Investing in a clothing line 2
How to issue style numbers pt.130
It all stops here 1
Vanity sizing: generational edition
I.D. and O.D.
To pin or not to pin
Japanese dress forms
Intentional Technical Debt
News From You 6/6/2008
How to make men's ties
A Big Ball of Mud
Lessons in calculating fabric use & pattern engineering
Procrastination Quiz
Eco-Iconic
Zoe Launches!
Live from Las Cruces, it's a Prairie Home Companion!
Yves St Laurent Dead at 71
Zippered welt pocket tutorial
Pattern puzzle: lamp shades
Cop-outs or checklists?
Memorial Day 2008
News From You 5/23/2008
Showing at Atelier
Trip to LA 2
10,000th comment prize 1
Starting a home sewing pattern company pt.2
10,000th comment
Pattern Puzzle & Quiz: Threads pt.2
9,953 and counting...
When do you cut your losses?
Pattern Puzzle & Quiz: Threads
2008 Fabbie Award Winners
Tyranny of tiny sizes pt.2
Certification for service providers
Starting a home sewing pattern company
The Skorpions are coming
Art Thread
Computational Couture 2008
What is Private Label Branded Apparel?
Naming a product line pt.69
Pop Quiz #472 pt.2
Apparel Manufacturing in New Jersey
Mostly about sustainable architecture
Marker questions and costs
Jeans fit lousy these days 2
Pop Quiz #472
Trend News: JC Report
Lost and Found (and a quiz)
News From You: Earth Day 2008
Jeans fit lousy these days
News From You 4/18/08
Why I don't write about apparel manufacturing overseas
How to start a clothing line pt 2
Apparel Manufacturing in New York
Niche: plush toys
California Garment License for Out of State Companies
Why 5% shrinkage is fatal to a start up clothing line
It all starts here 9
Pattern corrections you should pay for 2
How to create grade rules 3
Stalking
39 tips to preventing credit fraud
How to create grade rules 2
April Fools
The difference between price and cost
Georgie World goes to Bubble (again)
Poll of the day: grainline stability 2
Poll of the day: grainline stability
How to create grade rules 1
Sizing information: who needs it?
Grading children's clothes pt.2
The evils of mass production 2
Pattern puzzle: fix this
Grading children's clothes pt.1
The evils of mass production
Launch report: Children’s Club 3/08
News from you 3/19/08
Ethical dilemma: hiring sewing subcontractors
How to walk a pattern (collar)
My first plot
Fabric Weight and Conversions
Report: NEAC (New England Apparel Club) show
Report: Moda Manhattan 1/2008
Trip to LA
What is a tech pack?
Review: Dress Shirt Design
New: Knit wear pattern making book
A three minute post
Style File!
Teaching an old dog new tricks
Mistakes designers make pt.87
Spanish sizing study
Pattern puzzle: Hussein Chalayan
News from you 3/1/08
Third Anniversary!
Trudy's adventures in Las Vegas pt.3
Trudy's adventures in Las Vegas pt.2
Trudy's adventures in Las Vegas pt.1
Showing a line at MAGIC: Rene Geneva
NY travel bleg
5 reasons patents are worthless and more
Sales Rep Horror Story
Insurance coverage for designers
Global ECO Show review: Naturally Bamboo
Global ECO Show review: Ellaroo
Design sketch analysis 2
Seminar review: Top Five Problems You Should Avoid When Importing
This could only happen in Vegas: Kimberly
Important pattern and grading book news
Project trade show review 2/08
Magic, WWIN, Project & Pool review: Lameka
Eco Seminar review
Las Vegas trade show season 2/08
How to promote your line at a trade show
Showing at KIDShow 2/08: Bethany
Sourcing at Magic 2/08: David Sorg
How to promote yourself before a show
Swag or sweetheart?
Design sketch analysis
How to hire a pattern maker pt.47
The Impending Crisis pt.2
The Impending Crisis
NY fabric shows: Printsource, Direction, TexWorld & Premiere Vision
Old school grading method?
Japanese Vionnet book
2008 Fabbie Awards
Pattern puzzle: Parrot jacket 2
Problem sewing contractor
News from you 1/24/08
Finding the right needle size in the Haystack pt.2
Trip report: Seattle Trend Show
Mexico city architecture
Finding the right needle size in the Haystack pt.1
Mexico City costumes
Mexico City trash
Thread sizes
Training new sewing operator pt.3
Maybe I can still drape
How to hire a pattern maker pt.46
Pattern puzzle: Parrot jacket
Comments from the sewing trainee
Confusing terminology 2
Every day is Monday
Confusing terminology 1
Training green sewing operators
Reading 1/3/08 (IP & sizing)
Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
Happy 2008!
Japanese pattern books 2
Easing out of the holidays
Pop Quiz #471 pt.2
News from you: Holiday edition
Industrial sewing machines differential feed
Pop Quiz #471
5 Questions all designers must answer
Sock wars and Handmade
Leather pattern making and sewing class
I bought a dress form
Drawstrings and Child Safety
Pattern corrections you should pay for 1
Pattern corrections you shouldn't pay for 1
News from you 12/6/07
Investing in a clothing line
Tradeshow Calender 12/05/07
Reading 12/4/07
Marketing Trends 2008
A shameless solicitation
Why fashion colleges don't teach entrepreneurship
Overcoming fear of exposure
Sage Journals
Visiting a sewing contractor
Starting a ecommerce boutique
Textile manufacturing
Holiday shopping guide
Pop Quiz #470
Pop Quiz #468 pt.3
Nelly Don
Pop Quiz #469 pt.2
Thanksgiving 2007
Manufacturer vs. subcontractor
News from you 11/20/07
Fashion blog haikus
Pop Quiz #469
Clothing manufacturer Fit Couture trip reports 2
How to do a Shrinkage Test
How to go broke slowly
How to calculate denim shrinkage
Pop Quiz #468 pt.2
Fashion Bullies
Clothing manufacturer Fit Couture trip reports
Theatre de la Mode
Pop Quiz #468
News from you 11/9/07
How to hire a production facilitator
Made to measure manufacturing
Pattern Puzzle: Mark Liu
Zero fabric waste fashion design
Back from Houston
Trip report: Paris
Going to Houston 2
Los Angeles Fabric Show: Trip Report
Going to Houston
Wanted: freelance fashion designer
The universe is needling me today
ADHD dump: factoring 2
News from you 10/26/07
ADHD dump via Italy & Russia
Japanese pattern books
ADHD dump: factoring
Pattern puzzle: Danielle 2
Pattern puzzle: Danielle
How to learn from artisans and mentors
News from you 10/22/07
Interning with Christian Lacroix
Launching a line in Italy
Sewing Puzzle: skirt detail
Marketing budget for a start up
It all starts here 8
Pattern puzzle: collar 2
How to review a line
LA textile show meet up
WWIN show report: Georgina Estefania
Launch report: Butterfly & Company
What to do with scrap pt.2
Buying wholesale fabric at Material World
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 4
10 sales mistakes designers make
Two questions
Implementing the Toyota Sewing System at Fit Couture
News from you 10/8/07
Blogging Story Corps
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 3
Naming a product line pt.68
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 2
Why I went to Hong Kong to buy fabric
Indie designer goes to Hong Kong 1
Asia Pacific Leather Fair Fashion Access Show Recap
Reading 10/2/07
Lean Laundry 2
Miracle in Hong Kong 2
Three nifty hand tools
News from you 9/28/07
Vendor Compliance Handbook 2
Lies designers tell 1
Vendor Compliance Handbook 1
Miracle in Hong Kong
Launching at Moda
Outsourcing production: Birnbaum
Sales rep problem
Reading 9/20/07
Launching at Pool pt.7b
Fit Couture: Lean manufacturing implementation
Launching at Pool pt.7
Revising history: Haute couture
Sizing standards USSR
Launching at Pool pt.6
Sewing but not for the squeamish
Another stupid quiz
Launching at Pool pt.5
News from you 9/14/07
Pattern puzzle: collar
Launching at Pool pt.4
Sweet new year
Fluffy book reviews
Launching at Pool pt.3
Launching at Pool pt.2
Coffin clothes
Launching at Pool pt.1
Out of sorts
Catgriculture
F-I Fashion Week: Vintage Lane Bryant
Saks: Excessive chargebacks
Returns policies
F-I Fashion Week: Vogue 9/07
Design Week on F-I
Trade show success and expectations
Children's wear design
It all starts here 7
Sourcing at Magic
News from you 8/31/2007
Open letter to POOL Tradeshow
Made in L.A.
#1 mistake of new designers
How to become a sales rep?
Pop quiz #467 pt.2
Just couldn't resist...
Obesity and prognosticating scarcity
Pop quiz #467
Pattern Puzzle: Bog shoes
Muslin never looked so good
Designer's advice on starting a clothing line
How to solve any problem 2
Microsofting your product
Sizing for the Eco market 2
Vanity sizing shoes
Fashion piracy law update
How many lines sheets?
Slow Fashion
My first trade show: Marguerite Swope
News from you 8/17/2007
The birth of size 10?
Sizing for the Eco market
Poll of the day: True Bias 2
Recalled Chinese products
Poll of the day: True Bias
Out of the office 8/14/07
Poll of the day: darts 2
Showing a children's wear line
Notice: search bots
News from you 8/11/2007
Poll of the day: darts
A sense of professional decency
Trade secrets and sewing contractors
Who's going to Magic?
History of apparel manufacturing
Gestation of consumer culture
Handbag product review
Japanese Ink
How to organize books
How to solve any problem
Pop quiz #464 pt.3
Growth or dilution? Adding another label pt.2
Pop quiz #464 pt.2
Growth or dilution? Adding another label
Managing sample fabrics
Pop quiz #464
News from you 7/27/2007
Innovation & Technology of Women's Intimate Apparel
Gynametry
Fashion copyright: the death of us all
Batch, UPS and Modular (Modular pt.1)
It all starts here 6
Batch, UPS and Modular (UPS pt.1)
News from you 7/20/2007
How to write an email
Ethics in clothing design 2
Batch, UPS and Modular (Batch pt.2)
Illustration software
CAD: PAD or TukaTech?
Vintage pattern book summary
Ethics in clothing design
News from you 7/13/2007
Pop quiz #466 pt.2
Pop quiz #466
Overzealous spam filter
Geek Holiday day 4
Geek Holiday day 2/3
I am not evil
Geek Holiday day 1
Library of Congress
Pop quiz #463
Batch, UPS and Modular (Batch pt.1)
News from you 6/29/2007
Selfishness, secrecy and jealousy
Sponsors
Pop quiz #465 pt.2
How to find sewing contractors
Liz Claiborne dies
Shopping carts pt.2
Pop quiz #465
Are designers, designers? Dedicated to the incompetent
News from you 6/22/2007
Pop quiz #462 pt.2
Roundup: The birds and bees
Pop quiz #462
Price fixing
There's More to Green than Money
Radial grading
Comments problem
News from you 6/15/2007
Who do you hang with? pt.3
Who do you hang with? pt.2
Happy Birthday Kathleen
What will become of us? pt.2
Who do you hang with?
How to engage buyers at trade shows
Swim Lessons report pt.1
What will become of us?
Hiring a virtual assistant
Nag Nag Nag (EN 13402)
Prevent sewing defects
News from you 6/1/07
Don't borrow money to start a clothing line
DEs: an internationally endangered species?
Designer's website design pt.2
It all starts here 5
Marketing misbehavior
Swimming Lessons: Pool Tradeshow
SPESA Trip Report: JC Sprowls
News from you 5/25/07
Blogging is easy!
Protecting Fashion Ideas Law
How to get people to change
SPESA Trip Report: Kathleen pt.4
How to buy an electronic bar tack machine pt 2
How to buy an electronic bar tack machine pt 1
News from you 5/18/07
SPESA Trip Report: Kathleen pt.3
SPESA Trip Report: Kathleen pt.2
SPESA Trip Report: Kathleen pt.1
SPESA Trip Report: Eric Husman
Energy and the future of the apparel industry
Obligatory Mother's Day post
Back from SPESA & Material World
Notes from Network Tuesdays
Miami Beach day 1A
Miami Beach day 1
News from you 5/4/07
Training sewing machine operators pt 3
Training sewing machine operators pt 2
Training sewing machine operators pt 1
Apparel manufacturing in California
News from you 4/27/07
What does Fashion-Incubator mean to you?
Jeans Sizing, Problems and Recommendations
Evaluating the Pattern Grading Process pt.2
Verbal Croquis' L.A. Adventures
Technical Journal pt.1
Evaluating the Pattern Grading Process
News from you 4/20/07
MAGIC Trip Report: Todd Hudson
Apparel Manufacturer, technical journal
My friend Trish
Grieve
Commercial vs Industrial space
News from you 4/11/07
Benetton gets Lean(er)
Emerging Textiles
Next Week in L.A.
Is fast fashion sustainable?
100 mile clothing
Beyond obvious
I am the high priestess
Summer Rayne Oakes: Slave to sludge
Pattern Puzzle: Pattern Magic
China Blue
Reusable bag contest #1
How to pitch me
On becoming a jewelry designer
Reusable Bag Contest Sponsor
Do you follow trends?
Excuse me while I vent
Another dopey contest
Labor shortage?
Shipping patterns
MAGIC Trip Report: Vicki Clairborne
2 of 2: IP and contractors
1 of 2: IP & contractors
Lean or Lame?
This and that
How ebay can kill you pt.2
How ebay can kill you
Apparel industry jobs (recruiters & agencies)
HR testing in the apparel industry
Wine fashion and contests
What it's like to exhibit at MAGIC
Pi Day!
How do you grow before you grow?
Jews and the garment industry pt.2
Blogland news 3/12/07
How to Get Answers to Your Questions
Proverbs for entrepreneurs
International Women's Day
Fix this: mitten contest pt 6
Fix this: mitten contest pt 5
I'm not Verbal Croquis
Recent media hodge podge
News from Verbal Croquis
Recycled materials
Partnerships
MAGIC Show: Publications
Notes Eco Trade Show
Fit Couture in Apparel Magazine
Do you have patterns for sale?
Why pattern makers resist learning CAD
MAGIC Interview: Sales Rep Leah Wiley
MAGIC Interview: Allay California
Second Anniversary!
MAGIC Interview: Bo Bo Bags
MAGIC Trip Report: Kathleen pt.3
MAGIC Trip Report: Malia Premi
MAGIC Interview: Bungalow 360
MAGIC Trip Report: Kathleen pt.2
MAGIC Trip Report: Sally Beers
MAGIC Trip Report: Kathleen pt.1
MAGIC Trip Report: Meghan Bachman
SPESA Material World Expo 2007
Home again, home again, jiggety jig
When good employees quit
How To Get Out of a Rut
Magic show interim report
How I (kind of) organize my fabric
Off to MAGIC
What we expect from designers
Pattern maker vents about clients
Espionage for better sizing pt.2
Espionage for better sizing
Trip Report: Denver craft show
A question about fabric libraries
Organic vs sustainability
Setting up a small shop
Pet Peeve: Cutters and Mixed Markers
Patternworks Inc
Fix this: mitten contest pt 4
MAGIC Show February 2007
Citizen Fashion: Shop & Contest
Express Your Style Design Contest
Does the devil really wear Prada?
The power of a good (or bad) review
What to do with scrap?
If your contractor competes with you
Back from LA
Sample Sales from a Designer's POV
CAD 101 part two
Tips for styling "flats"
Going to Phoenix pt 2 and going to LA
CAD 101 part one
Jeans fitting problem pt.2
Going to Phoenix
Good photographs sell products pt.2
A problem with sizing studies
Good photographs sell products
Joseph Abboud: Lean Manufacturer
New blog author: Mike Cerny
MAGIC Show February 13-16, 2007
Fashion internships and mentoring
CMT vs Package sourcing
Test message
Grave breach of trust: sales rep
Five questions
Happy New Year!
Jeans fitting problem
Infovore links 12.28.2006
Partially, in defense of high fashion
Weary
Optimize your name for the internet
Product storage problems pt.2
Kathleen in French Vogue!
How to select commercial pressing equipment pt.2
Workplace Management
Marena Group: All Star Lean manufacturer
Shorten a separating zipper
Express Your Style Design Competition
Problem pattern maker
Product storage problems
NASA's sizing problem
Fix this: mitten contest pt 3
10 reasons for skipped stitches pt.2
Apparel Manufacturing Handbook
The Evans Group
10 reasons for skipped stitches
CAD collar drafting videos
Production planning: girls denim line
Fashion contests and full service manufacturing
Fix this: mitten contest pt 2
Pattern Puzzle: Bert Simons
Fix this: mitten contest
Infovore (and amusing) links 12.01.2006
How not to copy a pattern
Wacoal Style #65547
Advertising 101: Part 3
Plenty of poultry
Contract for a clothing sales rep pt. 2
It all starts here 4
Contract for a clothing sales rep
What is a Block?
What is a sloper?
Nurture people, not products
Unemployed But Keeping Busy As Usual
How to select commercial pressing equipment
It all starts here 3
Jeans, corduroy, ironing & bras
Better factories in .......
Quality Control for the Apparel Industry
Fabric for the birds?
Classes and maybe a DE conference
The cathartic twisted ouroboros torus
Chicago vs NY sewing contractor
Muslin, "muslins" & protos
Like mother, like son
Trick or Treat
This week in blog history 10
Another lovely Sunday
Too many sizes!
Grading is not morphing
A fun little quiz pt.3
Site problems
Checking a pattern pt.2
Chicago Fabric and Trim Show and a rant
Berlei and history of sizing
How to fix a camel toe
Pattern String Codes pt.3
Do Sales Reps Do Anything? pt. 4
Pattern String Codes pt.2
Higher prices for niche labels
A dyeing conversation
65 Bras
Checking a pattern pt.1
Quality Assurance for Retailers
An illustration program?
Books are in
Pattern String Codes
A fun little quiz pt.2
Pattern puzzle: pivot sleeve
Lean Louis Vuitton
A fun little quiz
Submarining
Business plan template
Adventures in overseas manufacturing pt.2
Non disclosure agreements, myths and patents
Why contractors won't partner with you
This week in blog history 9
It all starts here 2
Ida, 5S, chile and the whole enchilada
Advertising 101: Part 2
Technical designer qualifications
Selling wholesale to foreign buyers
Logo design contest
Wholesale vs consumer marketing
Consignment policies
Shopping carts
Paper patterns, soft or hard?
I'm out of books
Advertising 101: Part 1
Adventures in overseas manufacturing pt.1
Do sales reps do anything? pt.3
Buyer's timing calender
Misc Sunday photos
Bunny punch
Swipe files and what's cheating?
Do sales reps do anything? pt.2
When are markets held?
Finding a rep in the classifieds
Analyzing business plans pt.6
Spring/Summer 2007 runway fashions
It all starts here
Do sales reps do anything?
Do not ship samples to anyone who wants them!
Birth of a citizen
Zip code stats
Bizarre pattern maker
Naming a product line
Getting into your first trade show
How many collections to produce the first year?
Timing of seasons
Knock yourself off
Buttocks bras, caffeine lingerie and sizing surveys
Labor Day 2006
Rain rain go away pt 2
Interview with an inventor
Tradeshow Season
Net 30 and getting deposits for orders
Who sets delivery dates?
This week in blog history 8
Farmer's market
What does "self" mean?
What are Look Books?
What is a bridge line?
Analyzing business plans pt.5
How to buy wholesale fabric
What are jobbers?
How to design packaging
Leadership and implementing change
Sizing is a variety problem
Analyzing business plans pt.4
Rain rain go away
Analyzing business plans pt.3
Freight and warehouse chargebacks
Question on freelance design
How to get publicity pt.2
How to format comments
Trunk show at Bendel's
The Importance of Follow-Up
Analyzing business plans pt.2
How to manufacture shoes
Domain names
Analyzing business plans pt.1
Infovore links: 8/8/2006
This week in blog history 7
How to find investors for a clothing line pt.1
3D pattern CAD software
Industrial coverstitch machines
How to get publicity
People watching
Invitation to Isaac Mizrahi's show
Talbot's sizing study
Entwinements, a shibori blog
Sewing robots
Infovore links: 7/28/2006
Why do hems roll up?
Why no one will help you
How I lost 150 pounds
Reducing production costs: Mobius scarf
Petite models question
A woman scorned?
This week in blog history 6
Carnivale of Couture: Kathleen
The Learning Annex
Information addicts
San Francisco Fashion Week
Carnivale of Couture: Gigi, Linda & Ella
Umbrella design
Carnivale of Couture: Danielle Meder
Carnivale of Couture: Andy Chang & board shorts
Site upgrade
Premiere Vision 2007/2008 Trend Forecast
Carnival of Couture: Jinjer Markley
Carnivale of Couture: Technical complexity
Pool
I couldn't make this up if I tried
Vote for president
Industrial sewing machine attachments
How much can you spend the first year?
More on apparel industry sustainability
This week in blog history 5
Miracle's off the hook
Machine washing
Correction on couture carnivale
Retail beef
The devil wore Prada
Freudian slip
Hot working bras
H&M Is Taking Over the World
This week in blog history 4
Process and Progress
Anybody working today?
Taos Solar Music Festival
Ingeo & Top 10 online retailers
Millicent Rogers Museum
How much can you make the first year?
700 lb Gorilla
3Free
Sales rep training
Camping pt.2
Line sheets revisited
Camping
How I Got Started
Pleating
Plant organization pt. 2
Plant organization
Latest is greatest?
This week in blog history 3
Shirt making tips
Guilt Cloth
Bluff pockets
Sell through guarantees?
Fit model's blog
20 Questions
Smug
Management Software pt.2
Constructing Sparkle
This week in blog history 2
Canada: Bras and meetings
Sewing Divas
Style Bites
The influence of authority
Sleeve cap ease is bogus pt.2
Literary women quiz
This week in blog history 1
A rock and a hard place
Hats UK
3D body scanning question
Relabeling garments
Announcements
Questions about CAD?
Who needs a sewing contractor?
The influence of scarcity
Interviewing tips for pattern makers
Fiber artists
Another Sunday in NM
Littering squatters
Fashion Education Options
Shopping Quiz
Training Within Industry (TWI)
A perfect fit model
Financing fashion: 10 mistakes designers make
Pattern maker's employment question
Sewing blogs
Factoring invoices: Financing a fashion line
Where is ease permissible? pt.2
Gwen Stefani breaks finger
Gussets and collars pt. 2
Selling clothes to stores
Zoe wins!
Shaping the underbust
Ken needs a penis
Sewing machines on NPR
Where is ease permissible?
Gussets and collars
Ungaro style #11350
Lazy pattern making
NYC meet-up May 18th
A question of thoracic shaping pt.2
Goverment agencies raid sewing charity
Producing a catalog
Verbal Croquis: new blog author
Sally, Amy and me
Thanks Kate!
How to start a clothing line
How to issue style numbers pt.129
Made by Magpie
Why I Love Cotton Incorporated
Working as a freelance fashion designer
Quality quiz
Silence lends consent
Intruder
How to hire a fashion illustrator
Nothings, news and links 1
Look what I bought
Chinese bras and sizing
History of women's sizing pt.3
Freelance designing
Twelve acres
Anatomy of a Camel Toe pt.2
Anatomy of a Camel Toe pt.1
Manufacturer's blogs
History of women's sizing pt.2
History of women's sizing pt.1
My lap is small
Speaking of bras...
Fulfillment centers pt.2
A question of thoracic shaping
How to be creative
Self-reporting one's size
Conphorm's pattern puzzle
Air-bag motorcycle jackets
Line sheet cover letters
Archaic anthropometry
Fulfillment centers pt.1
I'm not a sheep
New Canadian guides
Shop cat
Decline of drawing skills
Not a knock off
Reverse engineering standard work pt.5.1
ABC Retailing pt. 4
A failed experiment pt. 3
ABC Retailing pt. 3
Dilettantes and competition
Fashion meet ups
Rosa's Apparel has moved pt.2
ABC Retailing pt. 2
A failed experiment pt. 2
Fitting logic pt. 2
Straw into gold
A failed experiment
Size is a matter of opinion?
Jeans to pray for
ABC Retailing
Grading Management pt.1
Why Barbie dumped Ken
Subscription service is changing
Patently silly
Japanese pattern magazines
The 13th most important tool
Now this is hand sewing
Spring and swallows
Drafting and anthropometry
Sustainable fabric suppliers
Fitting System™ of the week
Oleg Cassini dead at 92
Rosa's Apparel has moved
On reviewing pattern books
Snippets
Legislating fashion protection
Improves with age
Reverse engineering standard work pt.9
Field trip to a cotton gin
Gemba Keiei chapter 14
My kingdom for a tie
Gap's continual decline
Yet another fitting "system"
Reverse engineering standard work pt.8
Retail-sucks
Problems with small sewing contractors
How to order labels pt.1
Is the customer always right?
They can't make what I designed
Reverse engineering standard work pt.7
On drafting and European Cut
Good Logo Design
Lies and body weight
Wooden Porch Books
Reverse engineering standard work pt.6
Home-sewing manufacturers pt 2
Domestic manufacturing is up
Designer's website design
Home-sewing manufacturers
Meet Henry Hibbard
The Fashion Piracy Paradox pt.2
Pimp my style
A Sunday in Las Cruces
The Fashion Piracy Paradox
Reverse engineering standard work pt.5
Definitely off topic
Reverse engineering standard work pt.4
Reviewing pattern scissors
Grading machines and rulers
Profits aren't cash
Paranoid and peremptory
Beau Ties Ltd. of Vermont
Fashion books close out
Pattern puzzle: Vionnet
Reverse engineering standard work pt.3
Reverse engineering standard work pt.2
Color psychology
Reverse engineering standard work pt.1
Ergonomics in apparel manufacturing
First Anniversary!
Knit cutting questions
Nominate favorite posts
Standard Work
The real value of couture
Inflatable sewn products
Vivisection: Project Runway
Don't tell me what to buy
Lowering wholesale prices
Designing for extreme body types
Costs of intellectual property protection
Thomas and Eleanore pt. 2
Budget Marketing Materials: Large Format Postcards
Analyzing sales by size pt.2
Analyzing sales by size
How to make a line sheet pt.2
Organic clothing blog
Sending patterns off for correction
Piece rate is good
Bias match-stripe
Thomas and Eleanore pt. 1
Designer's guide to a business plan
Button sewing problems?
Manufacturing organic home furnishings
Suffering Unappreciated Inventor
Nameless Tutorial #9
Importance of Product Identification pt. 2
Color numbers
How to make a line sheet
Fashion design isn't glamorous
What do fashion designers earn?
More cutting and grading questions
Getting a quote for cutting
Yet another pet peeve: Waistbands
The post office is closed
How to issue style numbers pt.128
Interview with a buyer
How to issue style numbers pt.127
Fix my pants
Who's copying whom?
Top 10 lies of designer-entrepreneurs
If I were to produce a line pt 2
I need advice on advertising
Paper wedding gown
A question of line size
Article on SME
Sewing patterns for geeks
Hot air designers
Push Manufacturing Bras
Speaking of forecasts
Men' s Wear Trend Fall/Winter 2006
Nameless Tutorial #8
Nameless Tutorial #7
Counterfeit Chic
WWD: Leather and Launches
Dress Kathleen
Production pattern tutorial 2
Thread consumption formulas
Tyranny of tiny sizes?
I wish I'd said that
Batch product development 3
Design Creep
Comments ARE working
If I were to produce a line
Decisions decisions...
Somebody likes me
A post about nothing
Chicago is Red Hot 2006
Searching this site
Importance of Product Identification
Design review tutorial 1
Production pattern tutorial 1
Last minute gift?
Get off your lazy butt
Batch product development 2
Engineers gone wild
Which fashion school is best?
How to get from a 7 to a 10
Marketing only gets you so far
The eight deadly sins of waste
Slavery or Bravery. Pick one.
Batch product development
You have got to see this
Pattern puzzle: Julian & Sophie
Knits are evil
Discussion Topics
A question of men and women
Bra pattern making
Hiring a PR firm pt 2
Delicious is good
Project Kaizen: Summary
Hiring a PR firm
Cotton prices to rise
Jews and the garment industry
Project Kaizen: Friday
PN numbers
Project Kaizen: Thursday
How blocks work
A cutter's must pt 2
Project Kaizen: Wednesday
Industrial sewing machines pt 2
Manufacturing in Canada pt 4
Project Kaizen: Tuesday
A cutter's must
12 Manage & VBM
Infomat Trends
Project Kaizen: Monday
Evidently, I'm still mean
Crashing the (lean) party
The crisis of Kaizen
What is Kaizen?
Dress forms
Gemba Keiei on Panta Rei
Industrial sewing machines
On becoming a pattern maker
Stock size update
Saran wrap pattern making method #2
Sleeve cap ease is bogus
Compromising with Retailers
So, what did you do on thanksgiving?
Pattern makers know best
Selling your company
Again, not ignoring anyone
Utterly shameless designers
The skinny on retail
Gift hackers
Saran wrap pattern making method #1
Establishing payment terms
Lean Thanksgiving
Sally and me
AIBI wholesale fabric show
Brokerage and customs questions
Advantages of selling what you produce
The battle of retailers vs manufacturers
Miracle and me
A question of collars
Site Stats 2
Cinnamon & Amy's DIY Trunk Show
Children's wear & web marketing
Yet more marketing hype
Patterns in the middle of nowhere
Patently arrogant
Designers at craft fairs
Lean manufacturing is resiliency
Outdoor sewing sites
Garment design copyrights & patents
The Apparel Engineering and Needle Trades Handbook
Poor man's BMI
LA Textile wholesale fabric show pt.2
Color coding implementation
Your legal questions?
LA Textile wholesale fabric show
Pattern puzzle: Junya Watanabe
Piece naming conventions
Poka Yoke pattern making
Update on pattern makers
Copying processes #5
Attn Bloglet subscribers
Copying processes #4
Sewing hammer
Copying processes #3
Copying processes #2
Building a glossary
Pattern making for Professionals
Correcting comments
Copying processes
Apparel manufacturing in Canada pt 3
Apparel manufacturing in Canada pt 2
Alerting All Amateurs!
Apparel manufacturing in Canada
Find a sales rep pt.2
Are you a target? pt.2
Find a sales rep -circuitously
Are you a target?
Style Numbers revisted
Toronto Fashion Incubator
The perils of D.I.Y.
Da Vinci and proportions
Becoming a lean manufacturer
Problems in problem prevention
Nameless #6 -Troubleshooting
Nameless #5 (back vent)
Another pattern resource
Organic fabrics resource
Bamboo tree-hugger pattern puzzle
Pattern making and grading resources
How to hire a pattern grading service
The fabric rep responds
Sewing contractors & fabric resources in California
Lean Manufacturing Certification
A Fabric Sales Rep
A Cutting Contractor
Lean manufacturer: New Balance
Reverse pattern puzzle
Nameless tutorial #4
Nameless tutorial #3
Nameless tutorial #2
Name this tutorial
Fabric sale open to the public
Dry cleaning discussion
Annual Tech Conference
Discussion Forum is back
Invisible zipper tutorial pt.2
The Consignment Trap
Invisible zipper tutorial pt.1
Costing components and mark-ups
Why are you here?
Change of address
Compassion and integrity
Hazards of selling close to delivery dates
Sleeve Drafting Tutorial
Kewpie doll patent & pattern
Current line planning
Matisse the Master
Discussion Forum Isn't
My dirty laundry
10 signs of a problem designer
US Children's Clothing report
Lean Laundry
Ironies of fabric sourcing
Retail buyer complaints
Tools and Supplies
Sourcing apparel industry sites
Shopping industrial machines
What is a line sheet?
Interfacing: 10 tips
Bariatric patients for sizing surveys?
Alternatives in women's sizing
Why We Buy
Wanna buy some loot?
Couture Pattern Puzzles
Marriage by Movable Type
May I suggest FedEx?
Management Software
Moving
Pattern puzzle #1
Sweatshop study
Pattern Puzzles
22692 Bagging Tutorial #2
22692 Bagging Tutorial #1
Site Stats
Wholesale Fabric Show
CAFTA
Why American Apparel has the best line sheets
Zara and Lean Retail
Zara's 300 designers
Lean Homework
Lean Dream Teams
Big Fish
Fishing
Just-Style
Site update
Sarah Wyman's shoes
Speaking of tees
Review request: illustration book
Shrinkage and fit
WOATs and GOATs
Hangtags, labels & domain names- competing with your customers?
Miracle Wanzo: new author!
Be corrigible
Bread Couture
22692 Bagging kit
Kudos: Style Source
Sizing evolution
Site traffic
Push manufacturing; subverting the fit feedback loop
Bagging Tutorial
How quickly we forget
Style 22692 Bundling & Bagging
Leather dies style 21206
Independence day?
Fit and sizing entropy
Site updates
Tivi
Rohr's Pattern Drafting Books
The myth of vanity sizing
This changes everything
Home again
Welt pocket construction
Re-framing industrial methods
Welt and paper jig
Marking & Cutting
Welt-Reece machine operations
Design help? Blegging for blogging
Zippered welt pockets
RTW complaints: forum
Solar Fest -Taos NM June 24-26
Misc Pattern Tip: trim darts
Discussion Forum
Vintage German Patterns
I hate Tommy
The Clothing Broker
Smoking & Drinking: cherished industry traditions
Vionnet book on Amazon
Dallas meeting June 25-26 2005
Subscribe and Index of entries
RAQ: rarely asked questions
Bloggers, mothers and tommys run amok
Seam class specifications
Centered zipper construction
Centered zipper template
Lapped zipper specs
Lapped zipper construction
Lapped zipper template
Nick & Nora: chargeback casualty
Process review: lapped zipper
Push-Pull Manufacturing
Boy's B-day
Suggestion box
WOATS
How to get sizing and grading standards
NPR pledge week
Non-disclosure agreements
Process Review: MT Install
Fashion-Incubator.com
Blog content import
Blog migration
AIBI sourcing show
Men's drafting
Dallas Fashion Incubator
Passion
Vintage pattern post #5
Me and my blog
Line Launch: e/o
Webinar: Supply & Demand
PR firm sues DE
Vintage pattern post #4
Imports and returns
A "product line" review
Re-inventing Vionnet & 24001 draft
The Miracle of Sales & Mktg
Materials testing #17659/17801
The legalities of labeling
Vintage pattern design update
Brief notes
I'm not ignoring you
4 day meal plan
Vintage pattern design contest
My new toy
Tv, blogs, girlie-girls & call of the mall
kathleenfasanella.com
Intolerable ugliness or the shape of things to come?
Product Review Style# 12658
Oh joy
Tailoring and The English Cut
The zen of the survival of the prettiest
Entrepreneur's discussion list
nothing pithy here either
nothing pithy here
reading
Thrift store shopping
The cognitive dissonance of experts
Sewing anxiety, avoidance and fears
Core sewing skills
What are the core skills of sewing?
that jpeg is colita btw


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