As usual, here are this week’s entries from the archives. Now I’m off. Must. Go. Shopping! Hope your holiday was grand.
November 20, through November 26, 2005
Establishing payment terms
Saran wrap pattern making method #1
The skinny on retail
Selling your company
Pattern makers know best
Compromising with Retailers
November 20, through November 26, 2006
What is a sloper?…
It’s a day of traditions. Since childhood, my singular personal tradition has been to read this story written by O. Henry, master of the surprise ending. Imbued with great gifts, he lived a short and tragic life. It feels risky sharing it with you -but it is the only measure that comes to mind in sending my wishes that your day is filled with love and grace.…
Just for kicks, I googled “vegetarian least favorite day of the year” and the top result was -do I really need to say this?- Thanksgiving really sucks for vegetarians. Yep, it’s the least favorite day of the year, no contest. I think most vegetarians fantasize about having the option of cowering in the closet amid the impending doom and dread of being a social outcast on this most sociable of family centric holidays.…
A question from my mail, I apologize my response is very lengthy:
I really like The Practical Guide to Patternmaking for Fashion Designers because it has comprehensive theory explanations. So many texts don’t give you those tidbits that you learn when you learn directly from an instructor but this one does a good job of providing more information than most.
I was lucky enough to find The Practical Sketcher: a complete and practical method of sketching, for women’s, misses’, junior’s, children’s and infant’s garments online -and it’s a free download! Published in 1915 by Isidor Rosenfeld, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s the very first book ever published on technical illustration for apparel.…