Archives 7/22-7/28 2005-2010

Traditionally things are pretty slow in the business come August. This year I thought I’d do things a bit differently and schedule classes to take advantage of the lull so unlike past years, I’ll be very busy this month. Meaning, amid competing priorities, I don’t know how often I’ll be posting. Now that I think about it, if you’d like to try your hand at writing a guest entry, this would be a good time to do it. Feel free to send me an email (kathleenATfashion-incubatorDOTcom) to propose a topic.

I bought a new-to-me machine that we picked up this morning, a Consew 817 Blind stitch. In anticipation of set up, I called our local industrial machine guy (Paul Velasquez) and he already knew this machine sight unseen because he used to service it. He says I got a good deal, that it’s as good as new leaving me much relieved. I plan to set it up tomorrow and figure out how it works. This may come as a shock to you but since I haven’t done much sportswear in my career, I’ve never needed a blind stitch so I never learned to operate one. At least now I don’t have to turn down sportswear for lack of a machine. My practice has been focused at the upper end of tailored goods, leather coats, coats etc nearly all of it single needle bridge and designer price points etc.

But enough preamble. As usual is a list of entries published over the past six years. There’s more too on the archives page with 2,000+ entries. Hope your weekend is lovely and relaxing. See you next week.

July 22, through July 28, 2005
Lean Dream Teams
Zara’s 300 designers
Zara and Lean Retail
Why American Apparel has the best line sheets
Wholesale Fabric Show

July 22, through July 28, 2006
Petite models question
Reducing production costs: Mobius scarf
How I lost 150 pounds
Why no one will help you
Why do hems roll up?
Infovore links: 7/28/2006

July 22, through July 28, 2007
Batch, UPS and Modular (UPS pt.1)
It all starts here 6
Batch, UPS and Modular (Modular pt.1)
Fashion copyright: the death of us all
Innovation & Technology of Women’s Intimate Apparel
News from you 7/27/2007

July 22, through July 28, 2008
Pop Quiz #475 pt.2
What’s a fair employee discount?
Giving instructions to a pattern grader
Giving instructions to a pattern grader pt.2
Fashion illustration book review
News from you 7/28/2008

July 22, through July 28, 2009
Prototype bag Style# 4216 & 4217
Would you trust this pattern maker?
Getting things done when you’re not in charge
CPSIA articles index
CPSIA: Another tracking label update

July 22, through July 28, 2010
Pop Quiz: fix this dress pt.2
Old school vs shiny new technology
Pop Quiz: what are the costs of a white tee shirt?
Are you a good customer? pt.2

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One comment

  1. Mia A. says:

    When I used to work at an alterations shop, using the blind stitch machine was always a pain! We had to adjust for all types of fabric and that took time. I think it’s just easier to do it by hand sometimes.

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