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Top 10 List of Sewing Tips

Ever encounter the same problems time and time again when working on a project?  Have you had pesky annoyances that you can’t seem to solve?  Checkout our top ten list of sewing tips – you’re sure to find one or more that save your time and sanity! Keep track of your snips.  Attach your thread […]

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Pattern making: best books

Do you want to make your own patterns, modify existing ones, or just hone your existing skills?  Learning clothing design takes patience and effort and there is always more to learn.  Check out some of my favorite pattern making books: The Little Black Dress: How to Make the Perfect One for You You’re going to […]

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Fashion Illustration Styles

Fashion illustration takes years of practice to perfect, which is why we have such a high regard for those talented individuals who draw and sketch items of beauty that ignite our desires and stir our passions. There are several different styles of fashion illustration and there is no right or wrong manner of executing your […]

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Custom pattern making – our learning curve

The idea for computer enabled custom pattern making sat in my head for a decade before I started working on it 5 years ago. I needed to be able to generate clothing patterns via computer and then print them out on a wide enough printer to be able to actually cut the sections of the […]

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Millennials changing the face of Fashion

What will the next generation of fashion bring?  You need only look at the Millennials to see the creativity and mindset of these up-and-comers. Margaret Burton Dismayed by the huge amounts of scrap that goes unused in India’s fast-fashion factories, Margaret decided to approach her own designs by ensuring that nothing would get wasted. She […]

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Fashion biz – choosing what to make

When I was 14 years old I saw a pair of white striped tuxedo pants and knew that I had to have that stripe running down a pair of tan cargo pants.  I forced my mom to buy me two sets of black fat shoe-laces and then took them to my grandmother to sew. Double-striped […]

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Best places to sell handmade clothing

Are you dipping your toe in the waters of fashion design?  Enjoy making clothing and seeking to make a little side cash?  Below is a list of places where you can test your ideas quickly and begin the journey to starting your own business. Each of the marketplaces listed below are excellent test markets to […]

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Why make your own clothing patterns

My first step into the world of fashion was spending countless hours pouring over patterns.  I’d go to stores and dig through the Burda, Vogue, and Simplicity pattern books – looking for that ultimate thing that I had to make. I’d buy the pattern, come home and start trying to make it.  The pattern paper […]

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ModaMake – the beginning

Hi and welcome to ModaMake!  The name is a combination of Moda (Italian for Fashion) and Make.  ModaMake is a custom pattern design tool and platform. The pattern design tool enables you to create clothing patterns custom to your body easily and quickly.  The platform allows you to build from other users designs, or print […]

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