Check out what Albuquerque Fashion Incubator is up to. It is very awesome. Scheduling conflicts prevented me from attending this one, but wow! What a cool opportunity.
If you like the Pattern Magic books, I heartily recommend Zero Waste Fashion Design by Holly McQuillan and Timo Rissanen. I was lucky enough to hear Holly speak this week and it is very interesting ideas. I hope to try my hand at it when I make studio time this coming week.