I’m doing something a bit different today; I’ve signed up for a sewing class called Tricks of the Trade (Or Avoiding that Homemade Look) being held at a local boutiquish fabric store called Nob Hill Fabrics (in Albuquerque). For research purposes that is. I called the instructor in advance for approval to say I was willing to pay the class fee just to sit in to see what sorts of things people wanted to know these days, to assess skill levels among students and all of that. It should be interesting; the class touches on a lot of my hot buttons (sleeves, bagging, zipper insertions etc). For what it’s worth, I plan to be a good student (keep my mouth shut) and follow along as per the instructions (again, keep my mouth shut). Should be fun, no? I hope the instructor who doesn’t know me from Adam, doesn’t think I’m there to copy her methods. While there is always something new to learn, she told me by phone that she uses the window pane method for bound buttonholes. Just between you and me and in my experience -your mileage may vary- modifying the welt pocket tutorial for buttonholes is more reliable and less work. Now I have to go find a machine with all its constituent parts to cart to the class; easier said than done. And a coat; it’s gotten nippy here.
So that’s the short term plan for my weekend. To start yours off, here’s this week’s edition of the archives. Hope your weekend is productive, relaxing and happy.
September 2, through September 8, 2006
Rain rain go away pt 2
Buttocks bras, caffeine lingerie and sizing surveys
Knock yourself off
Timing of seasons
How many collections to produce the first year?
Getting into your first trade show
Naming a product line
Do not ship samples to anyone who wants them!
September 2, through September 8, 2007
It all starts here 7
Children’s wear design
Trade show success and expectations
Saks: Excessive chargebacks
F-I Fashion Week: Vintage Lane Bryant
September 2, through September 8, 2008
Are you a victim of a hanger fix?
Trade show review: Lingerie Americas Magic 8/2008
How to know your patterns have been corrected
Trade show review 1: POOL 8/2008
Pop Quiz #478
Trade show reviews misc: 8/2008
September 2, through September 8, 2009
Kamali has moved production to the US