is it wednesday already?

the blue fabric is from anne at http://bellemegan.wordpress.com/ and is a beautifully embroidered cotton lawn of liberty quality & weight - perfect for summers over here! cut the green view but lengthened to use the fabric available
edges serged…

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…”

Geesh. Only thing from the list in my closet is the LBD. 😱  Guess I better get busy.

14 thoughts on “is it wednesday already?”

  1. Hope you enjoy Women’s Hour – it’s taught me so much about your country and it’s issues & culture.
    This is interesting to know about high street tailoring. Will have to check that out over here! Admit to not window shopping much, as I don’t care for shopping in general. 😮

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  2. I’ve only just started to listen to Women’s Hour, so I’m excited that you listen to it too! I never used to listen to podcasts, but I realized they’re great company for long train journeys. I hope you get some more time for sewing soon! And yes, designers are lazy. I find it sad how (even for smaller sizes) the quality of tailoring in high street shops is just getting worse and worse x

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  3. Thank you! Am so sorry for your situation… have you tried youtube? I was able to locate enough Agatha Raisin to preview & know I wanted a DVD. (Although DVD’s aren’t an option for you tho’.) Just a thought.

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