The big fashion news of the week is a peer reviewed article from PLoS One that a perfectly preserved 5,500 year old shoe was found in a cave in Armenia. Its owner was nowhere to be found lending credence to the rumor to have been heard saying “I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing that old thing”. Purportedly fashioned by a “professional”, a discriminating fashionista could only describe the shoe’s stitch quality as capricious primitivism at best -and not so far removed from what is found in many online craft venues today. Expect inspired renditions coming soon to a runway near you.
The weather is cooperating nicely, a respite from last week’s record temperatures. Today I’ll be cleaning the shop and hope to install shelving and maybe even unpack a few boxes.
Should you find some time to kill, here’s this week’s entries from the archives. Have a great weekend.
June 4, through June 10, 2008
Lessons in calculating fabric use & pattern engineering
A Big Ball of Mud
How to make men’s ties
News From You 6/6/2008
Intentional Technical Debt
Japanese dress forms
June 4, through June 10, 2009
Fashion-Incubator: a good idea while it lasted
How to make a tech pack web seminars
How to check for nap & one-ways
What to do if a competitor in Asia orders your product