A lot of sewing, a bit of knitting and some random thoughts on incorporating creativity into every day.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
WSJ: Fit, Fit, Fit
Just a brief article in the WSJ about jeans and getting that "amazing" fit without paying hundreds of dollars a pair. Yes, unsurprisingly, along with the economy, the demand for $200+ jeans that claim to fit well and make certain body parts look great has gone down. Stores like the Gap and Ann Taylor Loft have engineered jeans to try and capture the "premium denim" market with lines of jeans for different fits, such as curvy or real straight --- all at more affordable prices. Some tweaks include starting the boot-leg cut just below the knee rather than at the knee to help elongate the leg; waistbands that don't gape when you sit down; and enhancing the back with tilted pockets and an altered back seam. I need to check these out to see if they really do fit differently from my usual jeans.
I am a science/medical communicator who loves fashion and making beautiful clothes. I love tailoring jackets and coats; learning new sewing techniques; and wrestling with the mysteries of achieving a perfect fit. I live with a very supportive husband who has acquired an alarmingly large volume of knowledge about sewing, and a confident cat named Simon who insists on luxuriating on freshly washed and pre-shrunk yardage. I also design patterns for hand-knitters -- to see some of my work, check out www.jeankaori.com/blog. Thanks for visiting!