Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shopping: Fashion Design Books

We're down to our last few NYC craft stores! Here we have Fashion Design Books right on the FIT campus, but it's not the FIT bookstore.

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There are lots of sewing related textbooks and tools available... it looks like a good place to be for a fashion design student. :D Here's a couple of items I picked up that I absolutely love.  I didn't see them here in Texas before NYC, but I saw that my local Joann carries it, too, once I got back of course... they were just in the quilting section.

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These are now my go-to marking tools. There were some bad reviews for the chalk set due to markings being permanent. I haven't had an issue, but I would recommend that you test on the fabric first.

4 comments:

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Ooo, what fun little toys!

Karin said...

I am always looking for new marking solutions. I find knits are the hardest fabrics to mark.

Michelle said...

I have that same chalk set (the top photo) and I have never had issues with the marks being permanent.

Angela said...

@ASewnWardrobe - They really are!

@Karin - me, too. It's not the best, but the chalk pen works the best for me so far.

@Michelle - I agree... I hear that it's the orange color that is particularly difficult to get out and I've been using the blue.