Archives 8/26-9/1 2005-2010

nm_chile_seasonAh Labor Day, the official herald of Fall. It’s still pretty toasty around here, August having been warmer than usual in northern New Mexico but harvest is just beginning. Case in point, this lovely selection of chile found at our local farmer’s market this morning.

So what will you do this holiday weekend? Other than going to the market and meeting with one of you there (followed by a fit session at the shop), my weekend is open. Well, except for a visit tomorrow by a promising high school student (Emily) who won a local fashion contest for “most marketable”. I donated a prize of four hours of my time. Gotta encourage talent in one’s own back yard (they have no idea who I am but free is free). As an opening, Emily with mom in tow (a life long sewer herself) will be coming to discuss career and continuing education options. It’s kind of exciting to talk to young people. You can only hope they talk loudly enough to drown out one’s internal voice screaming at high pitch “Run! Get out while you still can!” Or something like that. Emily’s enthusiasm has drowned it out thus far.

As ever, here’s this week’s edition of the archives. Hope your holiday is great.

August 26, through September 1, 2005
My dirty laundry
Matisse the Master
Current line planning

August 26, through September 1, 2006
Who sets delivery dates?
Net 30 and getting deposits for orders
Interview with an inventor

August 26, through September 1, 2007
Muslin never looked so good
Pattern Puzzle: Bog shoes
Pop quiz #467
Obesity and prognosticating scarcity
Just couldn’t resist…
Pop quiz #467 pt.2
How to become a sales rep?
#1 mistake of new designers
Made in L.A.
Open letter to POOL Tradeshow
News from you 8/31/2007
Sourcing at Magic

August 26, through September 1, 2008
Fashion ads: art or pornography?
Exibitor trade show report: Outdoor Retailer 8/2008
Freelance Fabric Design Question pt.2
The accidental freelance fashion designer
A retailer’s question on order cancellation dates

August 26, through September 1, 2009
What are SKUs?
What are UPC codes?
How to assign SKUs and UPCs
Inglourious costumes
Do you need your own bar codes?

August 26, through September 1, 2010
Who sells the most at market -and why
Who sells the most at market -and why pt.2
How to be sustainable, protect your IP and still make loads of money

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  1. Yum, Yum, I know what I’d do with that chile!

    It’s always a bit startling to me when you refer to Albuquerque as in nothern NM. I think of it as central, and, to me, northern NM is Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Raton, Farmington, Chama…I could go on, but I’m just being nostalgic. I’ll concede that Albuquerque is in the northern half of the state, but I don’t think I’ll ever consider it in northern NM.

    Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend.


  2. Renee says:

    How good of you to use the voice in your head for the “run, while you still can” comment. I routinely find friends of friends wanting me to council their teens who want to go into fashion design. I pretty much tell them they should only do so if it is the only thing they can possibly see themselves doing with their lives, and then they should figure on a supporting technical role, rather than a designer role.

  3. Paula Hudson says:

    Three solid days of “wedding” stuff for my friend’s daughter. Cool thing is, when I found F-I, I have been on this path of exploring being a DE. I’ve been going very slowly (trust me, not my usual M-O). Long story short, so many things have come into my life once I opened up to this, and now things are coming that I could never have planned. I made a “dream” contact at this wedding and now have to made The Decision. I think it’s do it or don’t time. Wow…

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