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old re-introduced prints and such^ my friend finds most @ Ebay..

here's one nice site although expensive
http://www.classic-modern.co.uk/textiles.htm

not sure what u mean by faux vintage

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hey gius - thanks for the reply. what i mean by faux vintage is "vintage look" fabrics - retro, i guess it's sometimes called. someone on another board suggested i look for vintage curtains, too, which could always be used as fabric for something else. thanx for your suggestion here. i will check it out.

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that is an excellent idea^ i met a tailor who always bought upholstery fabrics to make suits out of.. he likes the durability. also the weaves are pretty unique, threads floating and things

i'll merge this with a textile sourcing thread in the CEBF forum ..

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sources for Fabrics and Trims in the United Kingdom
Cloth House
47 Berwick Street, Soho,
London, W1F 8SJ
http://www.clothhouse.com

Broadwick Silks
9-11 Broadwick Street, Soho,
London, W1F 0DB

W Rouleaux
54 Sloane Square, Cliveden Place,
London, SW1W 8AX

Kleins
5 Noel Street, London
W1F 8GD

Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd
Hams Court, Great Horton,
Bradford, BD7 4EQ

**just check in case they have a website

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sources for fabric & trim in the U.S.A.
NY Elegant Fabrics, NYC
222 West 40th St, New York
NY 10018
http://www.nyelegantfabrics.com

M&J Trimming
1008 6th Ave, New York
NY, 10018
http://www.mjtrim.com

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Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd
Hams Court, Great Horton,
Bradford, BD7 4EQ
www.whaleys-bradford.ltd.uk/

they have a website they're great for plain treated fabric if your into printing and they have fabric for discharge inks and devore

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This may sound dumb, but I always Google Image search whatever stud/sequin/trim/fabric I'm looking for and find the best wholesalers that way

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i'm planning to buy a male mannequin, any advice on which one to buy? or does it matter at all?

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i have a female mannequin

and i just went by a couple of models' measurements and found an average...



you could also get the smallest size and just pad it for the size you want, if you change sizes sometimes

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i have a female mannequin

and i just went by a couple of models' measurements and found an average...



you could also get the smallest size and just pad it for the size you want, if you change sizes sometimes
This is the best option if you plan to do clothing for individual people. You take their measurements and then make it fit.

However if you are planning to a clothing line you want your mannequin to be the measurements of your standard size. In womenswear most use a size 4 or 6, in menswear I actually don't know. I'm going to guess 38 but a menswear designer would know better. Then you do your first fitting on the mannequin. Then you find a fit model (a person) who is the body type of your average customer (who you are designing for) and also the same size as your sample size (the mannequin). You do your 2nd and any additional fittings on him. Then you grade your pattern up and down to the other sizes (if you are producing in a factory often the factory will do the final pattern and the grading on their own from the sample garment and rough pattern you provide).

Whatever you do, do not get an adjustable mannequin. They are seriously inferior and should only be used by home sewers for whom fit is not going to make or break their business. If you can not find a foam mannequin, or if it is too expensive, you can get that perfect sized fit model to come over and you can make a mannequin off of his body. There are various methods for this such as duct tape or paper mache. Whatever you do, ensure you line it with a layer of foam put on with good glue (or use expandable foam to fill it up completely) so that your pins will stick into it properly. Then when you can afford it buy a real foam mannequin.

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I don't know if it was appropiate to start a new thread so I thought I would ask here. If not please feel free to move it, I tried asking in the DIY section but this area is more active.

I wanted to ask if anyone has any good suggestions on where to find a good affordable dress form. Hopefully a good industry standard one. I would love a Wolf but that a bit too expensive for me. I've heard of Andy's dress forms and they seem like a good deal from what I hear (around $200).

Does anyone here have suggestions for anything else or have bought a from Andy's? I don't live in New York right now but if I had to take a trip up there I wouldn't mind. Otherwise, if there's anything online that would be great. I think I would most probably buy a woman's size 2 or 4 dress form with legs.

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I came across a few manufactures for denims such as Cone. That is the only one I can think of from the top of my head. Plus I found a few others from Japan. The reason I am asking, I am trying to find this cashmere-cotton denim that Naked and Famous uses.

Hope you can help me out, it be greatly appreciated,

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I highly recommend Preview Textile http://www.previewtextile.com/ for silk fabrics their prices are good and their shipping is really quick

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HELP! digital textile printing
Hello everyone, I am a third year fashion student in Australia, in preparation for my final collection,

I want to digitally print my own textile design on to a heavier fabric (wool, delustred satin and etc) but I am having trouble finding a good place to get my fabric printed,

I don't mind the printing place is not in Australia, as long as the price is reasonable for a student and the quality is guaranteed,

can anyone help me out and suggest some plaves for me to contact?

Thanks heaps in advance

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http://www.printunlimited.nl/en/

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