Archives 6/4- 6/10 2005-2009

old_shoeThe 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, 2005
Subscribe and Index of entries
Vionnet book on Amazon
Smoking & Drinking: cherished industry traditions
The Clothing Broker
I hate Tommy

June 4, through June 10, 2006
Relabeling garments
3D body scanning question
Hats UK
A rock and a hard place
Literary women quiz
Sleeve cap ease is bogus pt.2
The influence of authority

June 4, through June 10, 2007
Prevent sewing defects
Nag Nag Nag (EN 13402)
Hiring a virtual assistant
What will become of us?
Swim Lessons report pt.1

June 4, through June 10, 2008
Procrastination Quiz
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

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  1. Lisa Bloodgood says:

    Do note that, in reference to the upper squared off section and further down to where the foot would go in, this is the part of the shoe that was laced up. So stitching or “stitching” wouldn’t look so hot. This is what shoes even from the 14th or 15th Century looked like. I wonder why the heel stitching looks so bad: the later shoes had smaller, neater stitches.

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