Archives 1/8 – 1/14 2006-2009

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As ever, here’s this week’s entries from the archives. Hope your weekend is grand and guilt free. Sorry, you know me. I have to stick that in there.

January 8, through January 14, 2006
Hot air designers
Sewing patterns for geeks
Article on SME
A question of line size
Paper wedding gown
If I were to produce a line pt 2
Top 10 lies of designer-entrepreneurs
Who’s copying whom?
Fix my pants
How to issue style numbers pt.127
Interview with a buyer
How to issue style numbers pt.128

January 8, through January 14, 2007
Fashion internships and mentoring
MAGIC Show February 13-16, 2007
New blog author: Mike Cerny
Joseph Abboud: Lean Manufacturer
Good photographs sell products
A problem with sizing studies
Good photographs sell products pt.2
Going to Phoenix
Jeans fitting problem pt.2

January 8, through January 14, 2008
Confusing terminology 1
Every day is Monday
Confusing terminology 2
Comments from the sewing trainee
Pattern puzzle: Parrot jacket

January 8, through January 14, 2009
How I got my start: Leslie Hanes & Discovery Trekking Outfitters
How I got my start: Melissa McKeagney & Little Girl Pearl
CPSIA Rant: Blame Special Interest Groups

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  1. Mary says:

    I’ve never sewn a better purchased pattern than a Star Trek Next Generation pattern that was bought from a vendor at a convention by a customer of mine about 20 years ago (omg, has it been that long?). Yeah for technicians!

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