Your work is so beautiful! I hardly sew much anymore now that there’s no fabric or pattern stores in my city! I especially miss the access to paper patterns.
Woeful Without Weave
I despair for you that you’re not sewing! But really, great fabric is only a few clicks away. Since I went to school around the corner on San Francisco’s Union Square, Britex fabrics has done a thriving remote business with Britex-by-Mail.
I’ve continued to use them as a resource in my film and television designs, like this amazing brocade for Kathleen Turner in A Simple Wish.
The selection is fabulous and the service sublime.
There are amazing restaurants and world-class shopping just steps away, so make a field trip–or as I like to think of it–a pilgrimage.
As far as sewing patterns go, they are plentiful on the web. I cut my teeth on Very-Easy-Vogue
And don’t forget the classics: Simplicity, which also has a surprising costume selection, (Seriously! The Matrix coats!),
and McCalls. Check out this awesome style by Tracy Reece!
Lord Luke of Lame’