My library reference books for Lagenlook fitting, and many other sewing details (in no particular order) include:

  • Fantastic Fit For Everybody: How to Alter Patterns to Flatter Your Figure, by Gale Grigg Hazen
  • Style Is Not Size, by Hara Estroff Marano
  • The Lost Art of Dress:The Women Who Once Made America Stylish, by Linda Przybyszewski
  • Simplicity Sewing Book for Beginners and Experts, 1945
  • Simplicity Sewing Book, 1937
  • Singer Sewing Book, by Mary Brooks Picken, 1949
  • New Simplicity Sewing Book, 1979

❤   ✂   ❤    Enjoy!    ❤   ✂   ❤


June 2018 ~ Pattern companies come and go now with greater frequency than ever, so I cannot  guarantee any links on this page.

Please note that inclusion on this list doesn’t indicate any recommendations on my part, but is simply a listing of things I’ve come across that might be useful to others.  Suggest you check on-line resources to verify usability issues before making a purchase.  I check each link to be certain it’s up-to-date before posting. Please send corrections & additions ~ thanks!   Note ~ have included mainly women’s clothing pattern-makers.    happy sewing!  😍

Last major update: 16 July 2014

Pattern companies


  • guthrie & ghani (Lauren from The Great British Sewing Bee, Series 1) haberdashery, classes
  • Lutterloh Pattern System – system for drafting your own patterns
  • Pattern Review – registered users group somewhat similar to Ravelry
  • The Sewing Place – large number of independent designers including many who don’t have their own web site, or don’t sell directly to the public (see patterns by designer option)


  • Schmetz  –  needles for more purposes than you’d imagine possible, including sergers/overlockers; extremely informative & helpful!


  • Wade through Gutermann site’s options for your language & use.   FYI ~ they make a 100% poly recycled thread w/no flying fibres or thick/thin spots
  • Coats & Clark:  Rather difficult to locate details, then they concentrate on which thread weight to use for which fibre; nothing about flying fibres & thick/thin spots



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    1. thanks for stopping by, lovely mate!
      enjoyed your interview w/curious kiwi~
      so glad the list is helpful
      now gotta get off me bum & get it finished

      1. Ah, fine, but you are the one that took time to do it 🙂 i received your email by the way! Thanks 🙂 i just didn’t have time to reply yet… And still looking up those links… Haha!

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