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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Oct 04, 2014 2:02 pm

Fixing the side seams and darts on a skirt made from a Burda pattern. Front darts now fit the wearer but side seams need another attempt at size correction and back darts made deep work but have to narrow the tops of darts. Getting there-if only machine would not attempt to yank thread underside every few stitches!

Motorcycle look jackets remain a popular style for women into fall-some collections show them as well as Burda Style patterns (they were in the January issue as well).

I'm not doing any Halloween sewing or costume play but those of you who are, what costumes are you making for yourselves or youngsters? The popularity of the film Frozen seems to be moving products tied to the movie-expect to see costumes reflecting the trend.
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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:31 pm

The cold Arctic air is now blowing through and yes, it's time to bring out long-sleeved layers and coats. I don't intend to chase/rake leaves any longer unless they get stuck on the walkways.

The vibrant hues of sumac, maple and birch leaves should inspire party fabric choices and even sweater knits. The various earth tones of oak leaves guide pant, jacket and coat fabric choices. Gloves, scarves, boots and bags can be muted, metallic, colourful or solid colour picks to complement the outfits.

Could a room use a new pair of drapes, some furniture covers, pillows or accessories? Maybe the tablecloth or runner needs more pizzazz? Have a look at home decor fabrics to welcome fall indoors and add to warmth (practical and inviting) to rooms. At home, I'm assisting with cutting drapery fabrics for new curtains to add some Spanish-style red glazed tile look fabric that has a bright floral print on it. The print will offset the brown furniture and mocha walls with necessary colour and depth to add a wow factor to the room.

For the gift-minded, you are likely finalizing project ideas for Christmas gift-giving and are getting fabrics and notions ready for the nights and weekends of creativity. Making gift bags/stockings/or totes? Look for panel prints, Christmas themed fabrics or even kitchen textiles for your projects--or rummage through the clearance home decor fabrics for festive or tone-on-tone fabrics.

And if you follow paint trends for ideas on colours to use in your sewing, here's a link to the 2015 paint news:
https://www.canadianwoodworking.com/dul ... lette-2015
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Post by CielOnTap » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:08 pm

The draping sections on this dress give a wow factor to it! I'd like set-in sleeves rather than cap sleeves.

https://www.facebook.com/versace/photos ... =1&theater

How lovely would it be to have this dress made in up in different fall colours? Or use a scenic digital print for night wear?
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:18 pm

Finding out how sewing curtains with a console sewing machine is rather difficult when sewing the vertical seams that will be part of pinch pleats. I wanted to reinforce the seams so would turn around the header to sew back to the start again. However the weight of the curtain made it hard to move the header section easily while the bottom weight of the curtain hung off the chair and the foldout leaf of the console. Pinch pleating has to wait for another day.

Had I used a portable machine on a big table, the table would minimize the drag of the curtain and I could swivel the header tape more easily around the freearm of the sewing machine.

Did a test hanging of the one curtain to see that I have enough coverage and that I don't need to remove any pleats to ensure adequate fullness.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:02 pm

A fashion accessory that seems to be of interest to some this fall: the blanket scarf. I'm not a fan of what looks to be an oversize "scarf" with fringe that one wears over clothing while outdoors. I can understand wearing a blanket indoors if the heat is off and one is cold. But outside? There's fringe that can get caught in escalator hand rails or in regular stair railings. You can step on the blanket, which is likely sweeping widely behind you as you walk so touching buildings, other pedestrians, lamp posts, hydrants (that's major germ territory and you haven't even reached your destination).

https://ca.images.search.yahoo.com/sear ... nket+scarf

It would not be good to wear the scarf while in a car (there's a seatbelt that must be worn) or using a subway system-too many possibilities to get a scarf end snagged by doors, other passengers' carrying cases/totes, inattentive people (you might even trip them) or pets or trees.

A blanket roll-well, that's a blanket rolled up and tucked into a carrying strap of some kind to tote the thing around. Much more practical and less of a safety or germ hazard.
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Post by sharkeys » Wed Jan 14, 2015 1:36 pm

Since one of the colours for 2015 is synonymous with warm destinations-a blue usually conjuring up Grecian or Caribbean vacations, I want towelling in the blue colour so I can make a bathrobe plus a hot water bottle cover. The changes are cheaper than a flight ticket and there's no need to stand in line at the airport. The trick is finding a bed & bath store carrying the requisite towel colour in sufficent quantities for these makeover projects.
Not impressed with a red that is said to be a colour for 2015-I'm feeling the blue colour with more enthusiasm.

Flat bed sheets could be found on sale now--time to look at replacing existing sheet sets and putting the older ones into other projects, like slipcovers for furniture, laundry bags, pillows, test fabric for a sewing project. Lots of options.
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Post by CielOnTap » Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:36 pm

It seems April fashions in Burdastyle feature mint green in some dresses and check out the striped fabrics for the casual styles! You almost want to reach into your computer screen to get the patterns! If winter in the Northern Hemisphere has been a cold one, you'll want to make up a few new outfits for the warmer days ahead (and there's Easter too and high school prom season in June).

The German Burdastyle website has a short April issue preview of the patterns: http://www.burdastyle.de/aktuelles/news ... _5483.html
You may be able to find some of the original fabrics used in April's issue on the German retailer's website, Alfatex.de: https://www.alfatex.de/modestoffe/burda ... cleOrder=2

A preview of the Easy Fashion Spring/Summer 2015 issue is here: http://www.burdastyle.de/aktuelles/news ... _5478.html

Let's see what Vogue Patterns has in store for spring fashions:
http://voguepatterns.mccall.com/catalog-pages-1425.php

Butterick's offerings: http://butterick.mccall.com/lookbook--- ... s-1443.php

McCalls' patterns: http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/lookboo ... s-1409.php

Simplicity's spring styles: http://www.simplicity.com/c-1201-new-patterns.aspx

Then you have to consider which fabrics will suit your projects plus stock up on notions!
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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:49 pm

Vogue Patterns' February/March 2016 issue is a paper dose of spring-you'll see orange tones in many articles and garments!

Talk about inspired sewing-the team used a floral print jersey for pants too! There are patterns for tote bags, pin cushions (perfect craft project with those silk fabrics), career dressing and dresses for those occasions where one needs something different.

Sewists, get your machines cleaned. You are about to get sprung forward into warm weather sewing. The snow outside can get jealous.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:15 pm

Home décor projects seem ideal for the spring month of April. Could new curtains help a room with colour and light? Do you want
specific colour accent pillows for a chair?
Maybe the patio table requires new table coverings or chair cushions and you happened to see a few fabrics to suit the furniture and themes you have in mind.

Don't forget to get thread, notions and any adhesives or fasteners before you start your project. It's a hassle to make another trip to the
fabric or craft store because your first trip's list forget to include something you needed.

I'm replacing my bedroom curtains with inexpensive fabric and blackout liner to help with sound and light management. I take sleep hygiene
seriously to get my rest! With spring's arrival, I've noticed an increase in cars with loud aftermarket exhaust pipes going on the road.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:42 pm

Ten Canadian artists will have their textile fabrics on exhibit in London England as part of a Greater Toronto: New Textile Artists exhibit in September 2016.
http://www.londondesignfestival.com/eve ... t-textiles

However, you can see and buy yardage of the fabrics through The Textile Museum of Canada's shop!
https://secure.textilemuseum.ca/artist-textiles

It's extraordinarily hard to find fabrics made in Canada, so fabric lovers will have this occasion to acquire some 21st century Canadian designs!
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Post by CielOnTap » Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:21 pm

October-time for my annual "buy yourself some reflective tape ribbon and apply it to your outdoor clothing and accessories"
public service announcement. In the Northern Hemisphere, fall daylight hours are getting shorter. That evening rush hour
sun can be rather low and in the drivers eyes but you the pedestrian or cyclist could be missed without some reflective
tape glinting your presence to the drivers.
Besides, this is the time to pop into your local fabric store and support it by buying your fall project needs and some
of the wonderful 3M yardage that you can sew onto coat cuffs, tote bags, scarves, gloves, Halloween costumes, etc.

Another project idea-put in one coat pocket a little loop of grosgrain or ribbed ribbon (or use some from a lanyard
you no longer wear) and sew it to a section inside your coat pocket. Then you will have a fabric anchor onto which
you can clip on the marvelous item you do not wish to lose in transit. Why do this, you ask me?

I may have lost a USB stick but it has a keytag, a short colourful fabric loop and two tone body. I did not atttach
said USB stick to my key ring or whistle lanyard so I do not know if I dropped the item or the wind nudged it
out of my coat or tote bag. Thus, now I am keen to learn from the experience and put in those pocket loops
so a big carbiner can clip onto it. Good idea for any key rings on which you have your store loyalty program
keytags dangling from (you want to keep the tags separate from keys as keys can scratch magnetic strips)-you want
to put those rings in a secure spot and not fill up the change pocket on your wallet.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:50 pm

If you sew or attend fan conventions, you may be familiar with cosplayers who dress up as their favourite film/tv/manga series/anime characters or cartoon person. Did you know there was a specific group of cosplayers known as furries? They are people who wear costumes or emblems that represent the animals they are portraying.
WATERLOO — How do furries go wine tasting?

Just like you, says a research group that studies furries with the aim of increasing understanding and decreasing stigma.

It is launching a series of videos this month to promote public awareness about furries — people who create a unique anthropomorphized animal character they identify with and use within the community.

These "fursonas" can take the form of badges worn to conventions, online avatars, paraphernalia such as animal ears and tails or, for some, elaborate costumes called fursuits.

"These are idealized versions of who they want to be," said Sharon E. Roberts, an associate professor at Renison University College at the University of Waterloo.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/70021 ... community/
Would the Ryo-okhi cabbit character from the Tenchi Muyo series and books qualify as an animal? She is a cat-rabbit cross with space travel abilities among other characteristics.

Related to cosplayers-McCalls Patterns carries a line of patterns by Yaya Han that seem to reflect anime character style outfits and Steampunk style!
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/designer/yaya-han
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Live in Europe and know some do-it-yourself (DIY) crafters or sewists? Burdastyle.de has DIY boxes for 4 projects-a clutch, statement neckpiece (collar style), espadrilles and fox gloves. Each box comes with the pattern, instruction and supplies to make the contained project. These boxes could solve your gift idea dilemmas for the crafters on your list.
http://www.burdastyle.de/schnittmuster/box/
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Thinking of what to wear or what to alter to have something "new" for December? Here are some patterns for consideration (sold in North America at fabric shops or pattern websites online):

Women-
https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9229
https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v1527
https://butterick.mccall.com/b6299
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7263

Men-
https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v7488
https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9041
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7374
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7486

Children-
https://butterick.mccall.com/b3350
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7239
https://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m7223
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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:17 pm

Having seen a couple of versions of an article on the popular young designer, Christian Siriano, I am going to post the UK version from the summer to this forum. He found entry into the New York fashion scene harder than the London one. Given his exposure on Project Runway, the reality designing show, and a personal interest to dress any woman, he created a place for himself in the US. Read on:

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/201 ... -all-women
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:24 pm

Sir Hardy Amies, once HRM The Queen's designer in London, is a known name among the people. Regular people relied on his coats not to drop buttons while the Queen would have custom designs created for various occasions.
An exhibition of the late designer's creations is open to the public in London:
An exhibition celebrating the origins of Sir Hardy Amies, revered supplier of tailoring to society and royalty, opens this week in the east London borough of Dagenham.

Photographs and letters, memorabilia and original designs including a pink hat and coat created for the Queen’s silver jubilee will feature in the exhibition, as well as a moth-eaten and battered object Amies kept his whole life – his old cap from Brentwood School. Amies returned to the school several times, to open a bazaar in the 1950s, to give a fundraising fashion show in 1957 and, in the 1960s, to redesign the girls’ uniform still being worn today.
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... dressmaker
Hardy Amies, a Dagenham Designer, 3 December to 25 February 2017. Free admission.
Exhibition location information:
Create London, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Create London, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
+44 (0) 20 73827284 / info@createlondon.org
http://createlondon.org/event/hardy-amies/
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:43 pm

GotStyle is a store brand for men and has two locations in Toronto, Ontario in Canada (a second location offers both menswear and womenswear). But the owner saw a gap in custom suits options for women and with a tailor's help, can offer nine patterns for suits to be used to make a suit for women with curves. When the time comes, a woman with the means can have a custom made suit made for her and it will fit her.
The main difference between men and women under his measuring tapes, says Malishevski, comes down to perception. “Men look in the mirror and they see the suit and how it fits. Women are looking at their own insecurities: does the skirt make my butt look fat, or does the jacket make my breasts look big. It’s a very different psychology, getting women to look at how a garment fits without layering in all those preconceived notions about who they are, and what it says about them.”

By putting the fruit back in the bowl, and instead focusing on proper fit, Austria and Malishevski are working to change women’s minds, one lapel at a time.
https://www.thestar.com/life/fashion_st ... urves.html

Another retail store for men just opened in Toronto-it's Lululemon's version of a men's store named The Local:
https://www.thestar.com/business/2017/0 ... local.html
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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:43 pm

Spring 2017 womenswear contains soft, watery pinks. Uniqlo's collection by Christopher Lemaire has a pink long and baggy coat for the women.
Bell-sleeved tops and dresses come in pink and other soft colours at various chain stores selling clothing to women. Seldom do the pinks have another colour ora print with them but the fabrics may be textured, giving pink that dimpled and cozy feeling.

What inspired the blush tone to dominate women's clothing? Was there a dream, a feeling, a wish to make things seem simple?

I have not figured it out. Though I did obtain a spring dress pattern to read later this week, I don't intend a version to be made in pink.
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Post by CielOnTap » Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:28 pm

A few days of mild weather almost makes me feel like spring has arrived but it has not (evenings are chilly and even icy). However, there is merit
in planning for new spring clothing. A new dress pattern has been just cut apart, lightly pressed and pieces refolded to fit into a page holder. I have the second skit length with sleeved bodice in mind for a dress for someone but there remains some pattern fitting to do on the bodice and waist before the pieces can be pinned and cut out on the dress fabric. Good idea to make project into smaller tasks to get the momentuum started.
https://butterick.mccall.com/b6446
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-irtWP--kY
Doesn't this dress say spring to you?

The winter dress project needs momentuum-pressing of the fabrics, pattern pieces traced and the instructions translated. Then pattern fitting and fabric pinning and cutting. While the weather remains cool, the woolen dress will be of use and offer a wardrobe option that is stylish and warm.
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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:39 pm

Christian Siriano's Fall 2017 ready to wear collection has bell sleeves, fire tones and pink tones (inspired by a place in the US)
and fits for all body types. http://wwd.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wea ... no/review/

Chloe Pre-Fall 2017 collection-some muted tones and various looks. Love the black pants with large gold dots-something I'd wear.
http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/pre- ... lection#24
There's a very oversize look to all the pieces. One denim blue coat with matching ankle pants seems very ready for fall.
The dresses range from practical to sort of dreamy to very complicated items.
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Post by alohasand » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:26 pm

Academy Awards night fashion-lots of press/social media posts/video coverage of who wore what in California for the annual film industry event. For viewers wanting ideas for special occasion wear-know what you like. The range in women's eveningwear was wide (styles, skin expsoure, colours). Did you see how some actors had blue jackets or suits? Think it was a dress code or stylists liking blue as a change from black? The ACLU ribbons were light blue and pinned on some outfits in support of ACLU's free lawyer outreach at airports where travellers might need legal help.

All aspiring musicians need to take in Pharell Williams' conductor style jacket-it had presence, a double row of buttons and made Williams stand out for his work on film production for Hidden Figures.

That cold-shoulder look in tops and dresses-Viola Davis' dress had the look and the vivid coral colour too.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:42 pm

Have you noticed the dominance of soft blue coloured tops in womenswear for spring? The Breton stripe top in particular has a fascinating historical fact-
We love a factoid. Did you know that the original Brittany navy uniform had to feature 21 stripes, one for each of Napoleon’s victories?
https://www.longtallsally.com/ca/blog/h ... ar_stripes

Guess the nautical or relaxed feeling of being on leave from whatever routine had inspired designers to convey freedom or ease to shoppers for 2017. Or are shoppers left feeling at sea or lost among all the options available in store and on websites?

Personally, I was thinking the green colour that Pantone pronounced as colour of 2017 would be reflected in clothing fabrics as well. Calming or nature's greenery soothes the mind.
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Post by sharkeys » Sun May 21, 2017 4:33 pm

In England, Pippa Middleton married James Matthews on Saturday. Her wedding dress and her sister's wedding attire were long awaited.

Ms. Middleton wore a hand sewn lace dress by Giles Deacon. There was a tulle underskirt worn too. The dress back had a diamond-shaped opening; sleeves were cap. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/peop ... -designer/
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a custom dark pink Alexander McQueen dress with a matching colour fascinator and neutral shoes. I thought the 80s were in mind with the sleeves and cuffs but the pleated feature on one side was a novel feature.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/peop ... s-wedding/

Think those styles will be featured in pattern books and shops for late summer/early fall.

I see news that the Cannes film festival is on this year, but this wedding event has had big buzz since it was announced. Wedding fashion wins over red carpet fashion for now.
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Oct 28, 2017 3:19 pm

Cooler fall temperatures can inspire North Americans to think of warmer bedding needs and flannel sheets. This is a good time to look for sheet sets, blankets and comforters. Themed sets tend to sell out fast as retailers stock less quantities of styles and sizes, so be sure to know when stock comes into your favourite retailer and decide on your sets to purchase.

Flannel sheets have started to appear in Winners, Homesense and Marshall stores but they do not all carry the same brands or colours or prints. Most styles are for Queen size beds but a few sets appear for full/double and King. Buy when you see what you want or live in regret applies here.
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Post by CielOnTap » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:06 pm

Two stories to inspire you about sewing from the costume design sector:
It just so happened that these two skills intersected on a recent day when she actually performed surgery on one of her injured monarch's wings, an operation that saved its life and allowed it to fly away to migrate.
https://www.thespec.com/living-story/80 ... lies-away/

https://www.thespec.com/living-story/80 ... nd-future/

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Spring fashions-today I looked at some of Banana Republic womenswear on the website and notice a Utility/Safari look is strong in one collection. Blue and white striped tops are another trend-fascinating bit for me is that the tops have long sleeves with either cold shoulders (exposed cutouts) or drawstrings or flared ends.
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Post by CielOnTap » Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:15 pm

Adaptive clothing-clothing to suit persons of special needs or with easy to use closures-is a category of hard-to-find apparel. There's a young post-secondary school student in (Ontario, Canada)that is venturing into this clothing segment after identifying a need. Her peers that use assistive devices yearn to have current fashions that accommodate openings and closures to suit their functionality or devices or mobility issues.

https://www.hamiltonnews.com/community- ... -disabled/

There's a company in British Columbia, Canada that makes adaptive clothing: https://addressingneeds.com/

The April issue of Glamour also wrote about the adaptive clothing market and how a few popular fashion store chains are easing into apparel for this market segment:
https://www.glamour.com/story/how-fashi ... sabilities
https://www.glamour.com/story/sinead-bu ... -customers

October 2017-announcement that Tommy Hilfiger was making adaptive clothing: https://www.glamour.com/story/tommy-hil ... d-shoppers
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Post by CielOnTap » Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:07 pm

A Toronto, Ontario fabric store is closing today, though the sale has been extended for one more week. It had started last month as a customer appreciation sale at 50% off prices but continued as a closing sale in the past two weeks. A major daily newspaper talked with the owner about the business and how he came to decide it was time to close the store.
After all, the place is still full of rolls and rolls of cloth. Probably about 400 yards of fabric, according to Fainer’s estimation. He hopes somebody will buy it eventually, or else he’ll keep it or donate it. He says he doesn’t know what to do with the building, now that he’s retiring.

As he closes the shop, Fainer admits it is a “dying business.”

“In the fashion industry you need young people. But they don’t believe in antique. They’re all Ikea customers,” he says, sounding almost nostalgic.
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/0 ... years.html
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Post by CielOnTap » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:28 pm

Home sewists seem to be the backbone of high fashion sewing work in Italy. The work does not pay well but sewists endure it for the money and
ability to work at home.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/20/fash ... onomy.html
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Re: For the love of thread arts (sewing & such)

Post by CielOnTap » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:11 pm

Ever want to be a mascot for a team, brand or cause? How do the characters and costumes come to exist? Read on about a Toronto costume shop that make mascots all-year round and also do international orders!
“It just seemed like we were only doing bears, bears, bears and now people are coming to us with more original ideas,” says account co-ordinator Lucie Whitehead, who works with clients and the production team to bring a character to life.

A mascot takes about 140 hours to complete over 10 to 12 weeks in the Geary Ave. studio. First, designer Debra Pugh sketches a figure based on the client’s requests. Often she adapts from an existing design (Sugars has been making mascots since 1984). But on a recent Thursday afternoon, Pugh is working on sketches for a Sugars first — an earwig for a private boarding school in the United States.
Once a mascot is complete, it’s up to animators to bring a character to life. Kevin Moe, an independent contractor hired by companies looking for mascot animators, has been pulling on mascot costumes for nearly two decades. He is the man behind the Energizer Bunny and Scotiabank’s dog mascot and often comes in studio for fittings.
https://www.thestar.com/life/2018/10/18 ... ry-st.html
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Re: For the love of thread arts (sewing & such)

Post by CielOnTap » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Heirloom linens need great attention when being washed or handled. Modern washing machines might be the worst thing to use in caring for the linens.

https://www.thespec.com/living-story/96 ... -textiles/
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