After reading about the first tailor exclusively for women in the history of Savile Row, I came across this picture of Marlene Dietrich, a woman unafraid to wear trousers in the 1930s. This made me think about the different spaces in fashion that men and woman have held throughout history, and how much those roles change each year.
Here are a few more fun reads for the weekend.
- Meet the woman challenging historically male-dominated Savile Row.
- Why Fashion’s ‘Pink Tax’ Means Women Pay More.
- Paillettes, yoke, ruching: 17 Fashion Terms to Know. Sewing helps with most of these!
- Christine Haynes shares her 20 Favorite Beginner Sewing Patterns.
- The importance of creative education: Making is as important as math, reading and science, but we all knew that, right?
- Free Pattern Hack: draft cowl pockets to compliment Zinnia’s full silhouette.
- Let’s talk about Overdressed. It’s not too late to join this month’s Colette Book Club discussion!
- Let’s Lighten Things Up! This month we’re reading Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion.
- Leave it to crafters to make old buildings new again. Gather Here is renovating an old supermarket for their new craft space!
- Seamwork 17: The Intention Issue.
- Sewing with Intention: “Sewing may seem small and insignificant in some ways, but for each of us, it’s a way to bring our view of the world into our daily lives.”
- Neon Moon Is Doing Away With Numbered Sizing — But Are Numbers the Real Issue?
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