Archives 8/24-9/6 2005-2011
So how is life treating you in your corner of the world? I’m happy because we’re having a lovely warm Sunday, a departure from the premature Fall we’ve been having here over the past two weeks. Today we are picking apples. Odd how this was not a chore when I was a kid -we had an orchard then too- I called a family member who had some extra kids so we should be done today. The adults will supervise and drink New Mexico varietals. We collect those. At present, we have a large supply of apples suitable for horses (which I’ll give to the neighbors), a supply of cooking apples and also, nice sized un-bug or bird bitten ones for eating too.
As ever, there are more entries listed on the archives page. Hope your weekend is as lovely and carefree as ours.
August 24, through September 6, 2005
10 signs of a problem designer
My dirty laundry
Matisse the Master
Current line planning
Kewpie doll patent & pattern
Sleeve Drafting Tutorial
Hazards of selling close to delivery dates
August 24, through September 6, 2006
Analyzing business plans pt.5
What is a bridge line?
What are Look Books?
What does “self” mean?
Who sets delivery dates?
Net 30 and getting deposits for orders
Interview with an inventor
Buttocks bras, caffeine lingerie and sizing surveys
Knock yourself off
Timing of seasons
How many collections to produce the first year?
Getting into your first trade show
August 24, through September 6, 2007
Designer’s advice on starting a clothing line
Muslin never looked so good
Pattern Puzzle: Bog shoes
Pop quiz #467
Obesity and prognosticating scarcity
Pop quiz #467 pt.2
How to become a sales rep?
#1 mistake of new designers
Made in L.A.
Open letter to POOL Tradeshow
News from you 8/31/2007
Sourcing at Magic
It all starts here 7
Children’s wear design
Trade show success and expectations
Saks: Excessive chargebacks
August 24, through September 6, 2008
Top misconceptions of lay people you wish you could correct
Fashion ads: art or pornography?
Exibitor trade show report: Outdoor Retailer 8/2008
Freelance Fabric Design Question pt.2
The accidental freelance fashion designer
A retailer’s question on order cancellation dates
Are you a victim of a hanger fix?
Trade show review: Lingerie Americas Magic 8/2008
How to know your patterns have been corrected
Trade show review 1: POOL 8/2008
August 24, through September 6, 2009
Prototype bag Style# 4216 pt.2
Museum Notes: Toledo, Textiles & Vionnet
What are SKUs?
What are UPC codes?
How to assign SKUs and UPCs
Do you need your own bar codes?
Kamali has moved production to the US
August 24, through September 6, 2010
Who sells the most at market -and why
Who sells the most at market -and why pt.2
How to be sustainable, protect your IP and still make loads of money
Fit used to be so much better?