Hello, I am Kathleen Fasanella and probably best known as the author of The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing and the hostess of Fashion-Incubator.com.
In the event you reached this site hoping to purchase my book or other products and services related to my professional life, you can find them at Designer-Entrepreneurs.com. My video, Patternmaking for Professionals, has been released on DVD and you can find it there too. You’ll find many other resources there and at Fashion-Incubator.com to help you with your sewing-related business. If you don’t find what you need, please get in touch.
Although there is a lot of cross-over between my work and personal life, I’d prefer to restrict this site to non-commercial and personal interests that don’t belong on my work site.
Here I can discuss a myriad of topics that aren’t professionally appropriate. If you don’t know it already, I’d never be accused of being an apologist for the apparel industry, and my frustration most likely exceeds your own. I’m an apparel industry pattern maker. As there is no licensing or credentialing of pattern makers in the industry, no one can be described as a “master pattern maker.” Empirically, it’s another story (usually to my boundless dismay); I prefer to be known as a steward. By steward I mean that I’m interested in all things related to pattern making. I collect the information, create information and do my best to make the information available in the interests of increasing professionalism of the trade.
Nurture people, not products