In theory, Julys are slow but it’s picked up around here. I hope that’s a sign of the economy recovering. I think people have decided it’s gotten as bad as it will so it’s time to start moving forward after having recalibrated. I remain behind. Typical. It’s time to turn it up a notch.
Maybe you saw the article in which I was quoted for the NYT, I posted about it. Bloggers do that. We want to make sure you know how smart you are to invest your time reading our stuff. I spoke to the reporter at length. Hers is not a job I want; it’s an incredible amount of work and then after it’s published, a lot of people says hateful things about you (not that she said that, I googled her). She didn’t write 1/20th of what she had to have learned from writing that story, that I knew about anyway from talking to her. Writing is easy, sit down and open a vein (via).
It rained nicely here last week. This week, all the grass decided to reseed itself -a good idea in my opinion. I cut Ms. Humming’s Nest out of the tree. I have it in my office. I have bare studs on one wall with some horizontal bracing, making for shallow, irregularly shaped cubbies. I put her nest in one of those.
…and if you want to catch up with some of this week’s resources from the archives, here’s your chance. Have a great weekend.
July 23, through July 29, 2005
Lean Dream Teams
Zara’s 300 designers
Zara and Lean Retail
Why American Apparel has the best line sheets
Wholesale Fabric Show
22692 Bagging Tutorial #1
July 23, through July 29, 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 23, through July 29, 2008
Giving instructions to a pattern grader
Giving instructions to a pattern grader pt.2
Fashion illustration book review
News from you 7/28/2008
Giving instructions to a pattern grader pt.3
July 23, through July 29, 2009
Would you trust this pattern maker?
Getting things done when you’re not in charge
CPSIA articles index
CPSIA: Another tracking label update
Pattern Puzzle: Yoga twist top