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Thread: Fascinating fashion sewing industry website

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    Oct 2011
    the beach

    Fascinating fashion sewing industry website

    This is not quilting, but really interesting to read. www.fashion-incubator.com

    It's written by a woman who appears to be a veteran of and expert in the sewing industry. Want to know the steps in designing and making a garment? Interested in clothing sizes -- how they work and why everything seems to fit differently? Want to find out what really happens in the industry? Well, I didn't think I cared, either. But this woman writes beautifully -- and passionately -- about the industry and I have loved reading even the most esoteric of articles.

    It may not be your cup of tea, but if you want the inside scoop on an industry that affects us every day, check it out.
    "Accomplishment is a consequence of effort" -- Michael Crichton

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    Senior Member Feather3's Avatar
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    Interesting site. Lots of great info & tips. Thanks .

    I worked in a garment factory for 11 years & I can tell you no 2 garments went out the door the same size. A lot depended on "who" did the cutting. Those die cutters slam down thru many layers of fabric, often shifting, or they are wire cut & the operator got off the lines. If fabric frayed it got trimmed or sewn off. If it got caught in the machine it got trimmed off. No 2 sewers had the exact same seam widths on their end product. We were lucky to have our machines work all day long. We had to sew at full speed to make our rate with no down time for a broken machine. In the summer months it was 96F at our machines. The AC was a joke. What ever size it was cut for that's what it got labeled, didn't matter if it ended up being a little smaller. That's why no 2 pair of jeans, shirts, etc fit the same when you try them on in a store. I hardly ever buy store made clothing. I make my own. I can't stand todays clothing that has no hems, seams on the outside, buttons & zippers off center. Shessh!

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    I used to make my own clothes, but now I buy them. I too don't like the unfinished edges, seams not deep enough to cover the white outline of the garment and the sloppy ways they are sewed. Prices are terrible for substandard craftmanship.

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    western arkansas
    Thanks for this web site on sewing.

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    thank you for the link,

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