Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Senior member

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    Anyone know any good pattern making resources or courses? I'm increasingly interested in learning to make my own stuff.
     


  2. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    There's a ton of text books on pattern making. "Pattern Magic" has some really cool stuff that is pretty intricate but most of it is more relevant to womens wear. For the most part I've had the most success with trial and error.
     


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  4. iamacyborg

    iamacyborg Senior member

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    Thanks, I'll check out that book. I think trial and error will be the best way, just need to get to the point where I'm comfortable enough technique wise for that to be an option.


    Yup, back in the real world, I'm looking at this course currently: http://www.arts.ac.uk/fashion/cours...-courses/lcf-menswear-pattern-cutting-course/

    Something like that is probably ideal, just want to get my head around basics before I take the plunge.
     


  5. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    If you pick up a book, it might be worth distinguishing whether the book is about creating one-off patterns for a single person (ie something a bespoke tailor or at-home garment maker would do), or if it's for creating ready-to-wear patterns for a mass of people. As I understand it, the two processes are very different. A bespoke tailor can leave allowances in a garment and will rely heavily on the fitting process, whereas RTW makers have to get it right before the pattern goes to the cutting room/ factory.
     
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  6. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    This, from Everlane, is terrible:

    "
    No sparkles, sequins, or superheroes.
    We think kids should have options—so
    we’ve ditched the embellishments in favor
    of mini versions of our most essential styles.
    Added bonus: Parents can now dress their
    kids like they dress themselves
    ."

    Is the real take home. I have 4 kids, and know a lot more, and they and their friends love the superheroes and sequins and sparkles. Let them enjoy them. I mean, they already have a whole lifetime aspiring to look cool, but not too fashiony, in front of them.
     


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    msg Senior member

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    So gross: "Kids deserve quality." Assholes.

    You get one chance to be a kid and that doesn't involve Mongolian cashmere or radical "transparency".
     
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  8. gdl203

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    Well, Ralph Lauren has been making this kind of kids clothes for so long that the Everlane guys who are letting us in today on this novel idea probably had a RL kid garment when they were in first grade.
     


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    Yeah, but there was no morality with RL. A lifestyle, sure; a logo, yup; but it wasn't intellectual or moral, which is how the various brands competing for educated white people's dollars seem to be trying to sell their stuff nowadays. Crew Cuts has been here before, too.

    I don't know if there's anything novel in kids clothes - and it's certainly lots of people trying to make money off kids - but the Everlane attempt is just more of the same.
     


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    "Left: Lucas, 4, was extra careful not to spill his juicebox on our Grade-A Mongolian Cashmere."

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  11. OccultaVexillum

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    Can anybody on here tell give me a quick rundown on whether or not the Sacremento area would be a decent place to live? I know there a lot of LA and SF people so I'm assuming maybe some other northern CA people could chime in? Basically just is it ok or would it be shitty?
    /notfashion/
     
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  12. baltimoron

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    I wouldn't say Sacramento is a shitty place to live. You're about a 2 1/2 hour drive from San Francisco and within an easy drive of a lot of good mountains for boarding/skiing if you are into snow sports. The summers in the valley are pretty intense though. It's pretty common for it to get to 100 more than a few times in July.

    It is, of course, a dead zone for fashion / clothing.
     
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  13. OccultaVexillum

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    I'm not really worried about it being a fashion dead zone (cannot be any worse than where i live now). I'm more worried about things to do and quality of life as it would require me moving my whole family across the country which we have already done twice in the last 5 years (but now we have 2 kids). I got a job offer, my first real job offer, money isn't great but it's better than the $0 I make now. Are you from there? And I didn't mean to say it was shirty I've just heard some very mixed reviews.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in the same boat as ChetB, though I grew up a little further south in the Central Valley. I think your quality of life depends on how much you like to be outdoors. There's great fishing, hiking, and snowboarding opportunities all within 2 hours. I have good memories of fishing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. The public school system is excellent as well (really most schooling in the Sacramento area is strong).

    No offense taken about the shitty part. When I was a kid I hated living there but now when I visit I'm more appreciative of the slower pace of things.

    The shittiest part of Sacramento is the Kings. God they're awful.
     


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