Pattern Review is a great source for any sewer, beginner to expert and its free.
Here are a few of the perks:

Review of sewing patterns – I don’t know about you but I have bought an expensive pattern and expensive fabric only to have had a frustrating sewing adventure.  Many times the instructions were unclear even for an expert or the pattern pieces weren’t sized correctly.  On Pattern Review you will find a review from the sewer of just about any pattern from any manufacturer.  Most of the time the review will include a photo of the completed garment modeled on a real woman.
Review of fabric retailers – This really helps.  I’ve ordered fabric online with some success and some disappointments.  No more.  Get a review before you order.
Review of sewing machines – Absolutely!!!!  Do not buy a sewing machine, embroidery machine or serger without a review first.
Online sewing classes – You don’t even have to leave your house to learn to sew.  Also, you might be surprised to find the sewing tutorials on
Online sewing friends – There are a lot woman out there will are willing to share their sewing expertise.  Thanks heavens.
Have a great day.
Territory Mom