Original Guide by: GrandPriest
Note that this is the fastest way to get to 450 - you can craft the optional items to sell or to use, but you’ll need more types of materials and it’ll cost a lot more and/or take longer
Special Perks for Tailors:
Tailors get unique cloak enchants (healer - Darkglow Embroidery, caster - Lightweave Embroidery, melee - Swordguard Embroidery) as well as an easy to craft Spellthread to use on their pants
-=Note=- it is not any better then the one they can craft for other players, however the materials are drastically cheaper
Finally tailors get to craft a magic carpet to ride on!(e.g. Swift Ebonweave Carpet)
Tailors also get a new ability learned from a world drop book - A Guide to Northern Cloth Scavenging - which increases the cloth drop rates of all Northrend Humonoids they kill!
For those saving TBC materials
You can still make rare/epic TBC tailoring items up to 395 (just about every pattern that crafts a rare/epic item that you learned at 375 will turn green at 390 and gray at 395) however this guide will focus on the cheapest materials to get to 450 - which in all cases points to new Northrend green tailoring items. If you still want to stock up on materials to level with TBC mats your best bet is to craft a ton of Golden Spellthread/Runic Spellthread as they are currently the cheapest high level items as well as still being somewhat useful in WOTLK.
Note every pattern listed is purchasable from the trainer or a vendor unless otherwise noted
Doesn’t sound like much? Lets break it down further:
Bolt of Frostweave (5x Frostweave Cloth) x 1445
Not at 375 yet? No worries! You can make Bolt of Frostweaves until you are!
You can craft basically the entire Frostwoven and Duskweave set - which is worth it if you plan on using it. Otherwise this just goes over the cheapest items in these 2 sets to skill up with.
Bolt of Imbued Frostweave (3x Bolt of Frostweave, 2x Infinite Dust) x5
Craft as may of these as you can until it turns grey at 405, you’ll need it to level from 425-450. If you plan on leveling only to 440 you’ll need 90 of these. If you plan on leveling to 450 you need about 300 more LOL GOOD LUCK.
Depending on if you have any Iceweb Spider Silk, Black Duskweave Wristwraps are the cheapest way to level to 430 - I included the Black Duskweave Leggings as they are a good pair of rare leggings that cost 1 extra Bolt of Imbued Frostweave.
Now this gets retardedly hard. There are a handful of patterns that stay yellow to 445 but the cheapest way to go is to just make 25x Frostweave Bags and pray that you get lucky. No seriously. The other option is to craft the 3 rare bags - however Ebonweave, Spellweave, and Moonshroud all have a 4 day cooldown (similar to the cloths in TBC) and the patterns all require reputation to buy.
You can also make the tailoring epic gloves now as well so might as well craft 1 to help level. Past that the cheapest way is still Frostweave Bag followed by the 2 rare bags. (Abyssal Bags turn green at 445 so is not on this list)