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Fashion Resources: Tools, Charts & Tutorials

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Conversion charts American, British and European sizes for women’s and men’s clothing and shoes.

Includes size charts with U.S., UK, European and Japanese sizes for womenswear, menswear and childrenswear with links to shoe size charts and US Standard Sizing information.

COLOURlovers is a online community that offers a number of interesting tools. Membership is free and once signed in, members may create their own online color palettes and patterns. Visitors may also browse tabs to pull inspiration from palettes based on street fashion, magazines, interior design an other sources.

Click onto the Conversion Charts link to connect to a number of tools including fabric conversion charts, button size charts, clothing conversion charts, retail math equations and currency calculators.

This PDF provides one-page, easily printable croquis for an average woman, a petite woman, a plus-sized woman, a man, a 6-9 year old child and a toddler.

This site commercial site provides a number of simple posed fashion croquis templates for women, men and children. The images are downloadable in Illustrator or as a jpg.

This website provides tools for color matching, creating color harmonies, searching a tint, color calculating (converting color data to different color spaces) and color calibrating your monitor.

This tutorial from the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee is designed to assist undergraduate students in making "discerning use of the Internet to help find information for coursework and assignments." The examples provided in this tutorial are from online fashion and beauty sites.

Users select the desired term in a chosen language from the pull down menu and choose the “translates” button to translate the term into four languages.

This useful site, geared towards interior design, can also be used as simple tool to create fashion Mood Boards. Registration is free and users can use the site's image library (interiors-focused) or upload images from their own files. The mood board can also be downloaded as a jpg once complete.

This website provides a number of useful charts for knitting and crocheting including abbreviation lists, fit and sizing guides and yarn weight and gauge ranges.

This Textile Industry Affairs sponsored website gives consumers, educators and apparel industry professionals information about textile care labels.