If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, but unfortunately don’t have the vision or creativity of Jean Paul Gaultier or Karl Lagerfeld, be inspired by your favorite designer instead. You can find their patterns online at Vogue Patterns and sew your dream.
That’s how you can afford the whole Issey Miyake, Chado Ralph Rucci or Donna Karan collections; a pattern is around $20. Just make sure you choose the right fabric or material, the website also gives you some great addresses of fabric stores.
If you don’t feel confident enough to sew it yourself, maybe you should ask a student from one of the 20 fashion design schools in the country to lend a hand. Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs probably used similar patterns at Parsons, or Michael Kors at FIT.
Vogue Patterns also offers vintage design and kids design, so make sure your little girl is an haute-couture princess for Halloween and make the candy-filled street her runway.