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The Grand Fashion Designer Resource List!

February 21, 2015

Last updated: March 3, 2015

Hello everyone!  So I’ve realized as I’ve been working on my Fashion Collection How-To tutorials, I’ve been growing my resource list.  Of course I’ll still continue to put them at the end of each How-To, but I figured it would be good to start creating a grand list to come back and edit.  It’s a little easier for people to find pertinent info rather than having to sift through the entire how-to in order to get to the resource list.

I’m not certain yet, but I’m sure I’ll create several resource lists for different occasions (like, costuming/cosplay may have other, more relevant links than say this Fashion Designer list).

If you come across this blog in your searches and notice that I’m lacking a really good source, please feel free to email me at and I would absolutely love to add it to this list! 🙂





    • Tahmasebi, Sha. Figure Poses for Fashion Illustrators.  ISBN: 978-1438070490
    • Watanabe, Naoki.  Contemporary Fashion Illustration Techniques.  ISBN: 978-1592535569
    • Hagen, Kathryn. Fashion Illustration for Designers (2nd Edition).  ISBN: 978-0135015575
    • Szkutnicka, Basia.  Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashion (Portfolio Skills: Fashion & Textiles).  ISBN: 978-1856696180
    • Drudi, Elisabetta; Paci, Tiziana.  Figure Drawing for Fashion Design.  ISBN: 978-9054961505
    • Park, Aeran.  Workbook for the Fashion Designer.  The Complete Guide to Fashion Illustration.  ISBN:978-0132675819
    • Calderin, Jay. The Fashion Design Reference Specification Book: Everything Fashion Designers Need to Know Every Day  ISBN: 978-1-59253-850-8
    • Tortora, Phyllis G.  Survey of Historic Costume A History of Western Dress.  ISBN: 978-1563678066
    • Leach, Robert.  The Fashion Resource Book: Research for Design.  ISBN: 978-0500290354
    • Volpintesta, Laura.  The Language of Fashion Design: 26 Principles Every Fashion Designer Should Know.  ISBN: 978-1592538218
    • Martin, Marcarena.  Field Guide: How to be a Fashion Designer.  ISBN: 978-1592534913
    • Genova, Aneta.  Accessory Design.  ISBN: 978-1563679261
    • Steen, Camille; Lee, Jaeil.  Technical Sourcebook for Designers.  ISBN: 978-1609018566
    • Armstrong, Hellen Joseph.  Patternmaking for Fashion Design (5th Edition).  ISBN: 978-0136069348
    • Armstrong, Hellen Joseph.  Draping for Apparel Design.  ISBN: 978-1609012403
    • Amaden-Crawford, Connie. The Art of Fashion Draping.  ISBN: 978-1609012274
    • Kershaw, Gareth.  Pattern Cutting for Menswear.  ISBN: 978-1780673196
    • Kiisel, Karolyn.  Draping: The Complete Course.  ISBN: 978-1780672861
    • Kim, Injoo.  Patternmaking for Menswear: Classic to Contemporary.  ISBN: 978-1609019440
    • Knowles, Lori A.  Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Juniors, Misses and Women.  ISBN: 978-1563673283
    • Knowles, Lori A.  Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers: Menswear.  ISBN: 978-1563673290

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Spring Break….Success?

In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”

-Mark Twain
I can say that is fairly accurate here in Wisconsin.  It went from like 40s, to below 0 weather in less than 24 hours.  It appears Mother Nature is having some pretty rough menopause this Spring, compared to other years.
Crazy weather aside, I would consider this spring break actually pretty successful.  Of course I wasn’t on top of things to get all the step-by-step pictures that I usually do, but I get side-tracked pretty easily.  I was able to fit Cassie’s basic blocks, draft a jodhpur pant and mad scientist coat (only the top half) from those.  Also drafted a sleeve pattern from scratch and hoped for the best when I enlarged the pattern for a coat.  Tried on patterns again, made adjustments.  Just need to transfer them to my patterns and then I’m good to go.  Although it took me until my last day of break, I finally got the buttonholes sewn on the Sky Captain coat.  Woooo!

I have discovered that Under the Gunn is my new guilty pleasure show (aside from Kill la Kill and Bones right now).  It is incredibly amusing to watch, especially when I feel like procrastinating on everything 😀

KitsuneKon is sooooo close now.  I can’t wait to go.
And holy crap it’s 11PM already.  Guess I’ll make this a quick post and finish up with pictures!
1.) Top Left: Buttonholes on the coat
2.) Top Right: Necklace for a friend to be sold at KitsuneKon
3.) Bottom left: Hair clips for a friend to be sold at KitsuneKon
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