Archives 9/17- 9/23 2005-2009

Bringing new meaning to the term Coffin Clothes is recent news courtesy of The Smithsonian (submitted by Courtney, thank you). Researchers suspect two altar panels attributed to artist Andrea del Verrocchio may have been rendered by Leonardo da Vinci; student of the former. And the reason?

A comparison of the reverse side of the relief’s sculptures—never meant to be seen—shows the artist paying attention to how a leather skirt might fall instead of fashioning a cursory swath like Verrocchio’s.

You can marvel the detail yourself and ponder the validity of the revisionist claim when the exhibition opens October 6th at the High Museum of Art Atlanta.

As ever, if you have spare hours to read this fine autumn day, below are the entries published this week over the past five years. And again, there’s about 2,000 more in the archives. Have a great weekend.

September 17, through September 23, 2005
Reverse pattern puzzle
Lean manufacturer: New Balance
A Cutting Contractor
A Fabric Sales Rep
Sewing contractors & fabric resources in California
The fabric rep responds
How to hire a pattern grading service

September 17, through September 23, 2006
Misc Sunday photos
Buyer’s timing calender
Do sales reps do anything? pt.3
Adventures in overseas manufacturing pt.1
Advertising 101: Part 1
Paper patterns, soft or hard?

September 17, through September 23, 2007
Launching at Pool pt.5
Another stupid quiz
Sewing but not for the squeamish
Launching at Pool pt.6
Sizing standards USSR
Revising history: Haute couture
Launching at Pool pt.7
Fit Couture: Lean manufacturing implementation
Launching at Pool pt.7b
Reading 9/20/07
Sales rep problem

September 17, through September 23, 2008
Adding a gusset to pants pt.2
Working as a Textile Designer
New Author: Stuart
Reliable brand Sewquiet 4000 clutchless servo motor
Pop Quiz 479

September 17, through September 23, 2009
I can’t think of a spiffy title for this sales rep post you must read
News From You 9/18/09
A better way to sew linings and facings

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One comment

  1. Thank you as always Kathleen,
    Firstly, your book is on the recommended reading list of any and all syllabi that I write, and my courses’ BlackBoard (an online teaching tool) all link here. More on this privately when I get a chance. Secondly, ‘coffin clothes’ is spreading among my colleagues but whenever I use it, I do refer to you. While I don’t comment much (time issue), I do read religiously and wish I had the time to read the forum. I very much look forward to meeting you one day.
    Thanks again,

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