Here at FIT, we have many resources that offer possibilities to inspire you. As I reshelved materials one morning, I came across a title from the 1950s that I’d never looked at before. It offers patterns and measurements for laying … Continue reading
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At FIT, we spend a lot of time pondering the business and the art of dress. But there are so many more stories that clothes can tell. If every dress or pair of pants or skirt could talk, imagine the … Continue reading
Ok, so this site combines several of my favorite things: Museum archives, old patterns, and the “new” knitting craze. I can’t resist sharing it: http://www.vam.ac.uk/b/blog/tales-archives/national-knitting-week-knit-victory And interesting that what on our side of the pond is called a “ski mask” … Continue reading
Because these are the dreamboats and the dream suits I grew up on: http://thesuitsofjamesbond.com/?paged=2 To dimple or not to dimple? That is the question…
We have found someone even more obsessed with dresses than we are. Enjoy: http://www.laweekly.com/2013-08-01/news/cocktail-dresses-sale/ The destinations of these gowns are a fascinating window into the clothing aftermarkets: vintage, samples, prom gowns, and more.