Archives 10/30 – 11/5 2005-2008

Did anybody miss me? I was here but away, busy with the production pattern classes all week. It’s taken me awhile to get back to everyone who wrote or needed help with things so your patience is appreciated. Things should be back to normal next week. Sort of. I’m in the office today and discover the heater stopped working and I can’t figure out what the problem is. ~sigh~ That will affect productivity next week. Hopefully it’ll be fixed soon.

Better late than never are this week’s entries from the archives. Have a relaxing Sunday.

October 30, through November 5, 2005
Poka Yoke pattern making
Piece naming conventions
Pattern puzzle: Junya Watanabe
LA Textile wholesale fabric show
Color coding implementation
LA Textile wholesale fabric show pt.2
Poor man’s BMI

October 30, through November 5, 2006
Trick or Treat
Like mother, like son
Muslin, “muslins” & protos

October 30, through November 5, 2007
Wanted: freelance fashion designer
Going to Houston
Going to Houston 2
Trip report: Paris
Back from Houston

October 30, through November 5, 2008
French pattern making books
International Quilt Festival
How to find help in the apparel industry for nearly nothing
Pop Quiz #480

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  1. Theresa says:

    Hi Kathleen,

    Just wondering what ended up happening with Wanted: Freelance Designer?
    Did you ever find out if he found a designer?

  2. kathleen says:

    Theresa, he had a designer. He had a pattern maker. He wanted a pattern maker AND designer for the same price. What he thought was that he could be paying less than the $10 he was paying his existing staff by going out to the hinterlands where we desperate fashion savages live, who’d be grateful to grovel for $6-7 an hour. Or at least if he found it here, go back to his staff and tell them they had to take a pay cut because we’d do the job for less (not the first time that game has been played). This job he was wanting done was too much work, too fast and paid horribly. He won’t want just any old pattern either. With his operation, he’s expecting a clean, well engineered production ready pattern.

  3. Theresa says:

    Kathleen, I agree. I was just wondering if you ever heard anymore from him. Sometimes when I read the archives I just wonder what happened next if anything ever did. The archives are a fascinating read!

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