Arggg… much too much going on, and not enough of it sewing, nor sleep.
Not a favourite situation.
But at least I made time to serge all the pieces of this project.
Lizzie/The Vintage Traveler lists two articles (amongst several excellent articles) in her Sunday blog that follow up on a couple of things I’ve been following, so I’m passing them on to you specifically: NYC fabric stores closing and fashion sizing.
The last is very interesting – an editorial by Tim Gunn lambasting designers for refusing to design for all women. He wrote,
“This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous … The key is the harmonious balance of silhouette, proportion and fit, regardless of size or shape. Designs need to be reconceived, not just sized up… Done right, our clothing can create an optical illusion that helps us look taller and slimmer…”
We sewers know it takes skill, knowledge, and experience to design clothes for all sizes. Most designers are not doing that. They’ve stuck with the smaller, easy, less lucrative market. Pun intended. Quite a comment on those designers, eh?
Also, on BBC’s Women’s Hour this week:
“Fashion historian Amber Butchart joins us during London Fashion Week to talk about fashion staples. Each day she’ll talk about key items that many women have in their wardrobe…”
- Monday: jeans
- Tuesday: trainers
- Wednesday: the white shirt
- Thursday: the little black dress (LBD)
- Friday: the trench coat
Geesh. Only thing from the list in my closet is the LBD. 😱 Guess I better get busy.