Fleur Feroce
Woman Hand sewing
Woman Hand sewing

Changing SeasonsI May Have Been Quiet, BUT…..Preparing and Execution...

I May Have Been Quiet, BUT…..

Reading Fashion in Art
A MUST read for any fashion enthusiast!

I found this book by accident.  I had never heard of it before and now cannot imagine my life without it!   The premise is how fashion influences art and engages you in a way that makes you appreciate the fashion and art BOTH more thoroughly.   You notice the sheen of the satin by the brilliant brushstroke of the artist, the flush of a young girls cheek as she is flattered by her suitor. The textiles are symbolic in many ways.  The clothing tells a story and educates us on societies views and classes.  This tells us so much more of the time at which the painted was created. 

You are encouraged to look at clothes differently and also the art.  And in doing so you appreciate all the more, the time and effort that goes into both.  It has encouraged me to go back to the styles I love which are seriously time consuming but make me feel oh so glorious.  History has much to teach and recycling of fabrics was done often as it was costly.  This fits in todays world of frugal living due to extraordinary circumstances all around.

Three white blouses with distinctive different looks.   One linen, One silk, and final one cotton.  Techniques used where Flat Ruching on the first, Pin-tucks on the second [meant to be worn over a chemise], and open cut out work on the third.  One can never have too many white shirts.

Some other minor projects….mini toy basket for Thor that fits on Treadle Pedal.  A BIG toy basket completely padded and covered in I LOVE YOU Fabric so he doesn’t chew it [he is voraciously teething], Properly sorted and labeled accessories and mafe many mini roses and bow for future needs.  So when I am not around there is ALWAYS something going on in the studio. 

Well Looky here another Vintage Phone and this works in the studio so there is NO reason not to call us!

Vintage Phone
Finally we have a phone in the studio
Mighty Thor
The Mighty Thor Smothering Mom

So many consumers have become accustomed to the minimized timelines from the runway to the store’s in the fashion industry.  The majority of the items you see from store to store are basically copy and paste.  Designers buy items of interest and then recreate them with 7 points of interest that are changed to avoid getting sued.

Clothes make people..more now than ever.  We don’t always like to admit it, but we are judged by how we present ourselves to society.  If you are a bit overweight or getting on in years, you are basically invisible to the world.  You are noticed when you conform to what is considered beautiful by the current standards of society.  Over half of Instagram posts are about fashion influencers.  We seem to be enthralled with labels and those who are shopping addicts, thus they gravitate to to fast fashion.  The impulse to buy is triggered in a part of the brain that handles the rewards circuit, with the primary factor being the price.  

And we haven’t even started discussing the luxury brands!  The high end brands that for some reason are worth exorbitant amounts of money, far more than the costs of goods and labor, just to say you can afford to carry that brands label.  

garment workers
garment workers

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In addition my service dog the Mighty Thor is in the house.  An active puppy who loves everyone, so be prepared.