“Like home economics, dressmaking is a traditionally womanly endeavor that can explode gender stereotypes. Scientists say that the average man has a better capacity to imagine a three-dimensional object than the average woman, but how can this be true of the dressmaker starting from scratch? She not only imagines the dress, she also makes a blueprint of the pieces to achieve the shape she wants and figures out the steps to put the whole thing together. Dressmaking is a form of engineering. And in order to make the final product look good from the outside, a dress is put together inside out. Show me a bridge builder who’s been asked to do that.”
I’ve spent a lot of my life hanging around statistics; I used to teach people from around the world how to use Excel, and to use statistical data in market research. So I was dumbfounded when I used my random number generator…
and the answer was THIS:
Proof that it was truly random – unexpected by anybody!
Yep, everybody’s favorite lovely Pam, from Over 50 Feeling 40.
Who wouldn’t love this face?
And I’ve held onto my copy of “The Lost Art of Dress” by Linda Przybyszewski, for a while, and in re-browsing it I found this gem:
Let us acknowledge what a really well-made garment involves…
2011: I share an observation that I’ve made in Paris – Things Parisians Own: Paris Par Arrondissement.
2013: A post that still gets lots of visits: One dress, six ways: A Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress