I peruse through the headlines of sewing and fashion and sometimes I find some little things that aren’t worth an entire post, but worth a mention….
So here are the mentionables from the last week:
Well duh – do I have to esplain that the store bought model is a cookie cutter model that has been made en masse to the tune of 10 gazillion that you can see every where, whereas the custom made model is a one-of-a-kind! Not only is it not for sale it isn’t going to be for sale any time soon! For the really selective, this is the only way to decorate or dress. I love interviewer’s questions like this (is there an interview school they go to – really – is there?) BTW, she was real nice in her answer. I’m not sure I would have been!
I have to admit, this immediately intrigued me because I design so many debutante and wedding gowns.
This is from an article about fairy-tale gowns which, for most folks, is out of their range.
But….(you guessed it – here it comes), for we sewists, this is well within our range.
I know. How do I know this works?
I did this for myself. And not only for myself, but for my clients. One of my most heard comments about my clients’ dresses is: “It looked just like her!” That means I’ve reached inside her head and I’ve gleaned what is the important part of how she wants to look and put it on her body!
I look at these lovely ladies (who are British) and know that almost all of them (if not all of them) were made exclusively for each girl. This is common in almost every other country other than the US. Probably because there was a long tradition of having clothes constructed and designed for each individual person, that no matter how good RTW was or looks, it couldn’t beat that custom designed gown.
And this translates to other styles, casual to sportswear to tailored clothing. They can all be customized and at a much better scale and level than RTW as well as reflect the owner’s style and personal taste.
It’s fun to see neighbor interest peaking….
….actually interest throughout the US in peaking. (Click the photo for the article)
I think have a headache…I better not look any longer!!!
Even though this is New Zealand, where there and in Australia is a major upswing in sewing, but I think this is also occurring all over. There is definitely more enthusiasm in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, but the US has seen some as well. The difference is that Europe, Australia and New Zealand and even Canada have this marvelous sources for fine fabrics. I have contended all along, that if folks could see what’s available in find fabrics it would intoxicate them for life – they’d never buy another piece of clothing!
Just one in a long line of articles about interest in sewing (click the photo for the article).