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RaeS
Pull that novel out dust it off and write it. The fashion end, modeling and the whole financial ball of wax is really a convoluted business. I have been out of the fashion over 20 years but it has since then been run up with a lot of drugs and all sorts of murky business. Always have been sordid in some areas. Thanks for reading. You are a very good and special writer. You could write a best seller I am sure of it.

posted by Justi on June 15, 2007 at 4:24 PM | link to this | reply

Such a marvelous range of styles and colors, Justi!

I especially like the mini and cylinder skirts - so feminine and when paired with the right top, the outfit wouldn't look blatantly revealing. Guess I'm trying to say I like to dress in a way that is womanly, but still demure and understated..if that makes any sense, lol. Those yoke tops are pretty too! What a shame we no longer have clothing manufacturing in this country; I think that was the first wave of outsourcing. Prompted me to begin a novel several years ago about the whole famous designer/fashion marketing mentality; pages laying around here somewhere, collecting dust now...:)

Very unique and informative posts - thank you Dear Lady for sharing.

posted by Katray2 on June 15, 2007 at 1:53 PM | link to this | reply

TAPS
So many think design is all about illustration. It is a little of that but it is understanding the body and how fabric will fall over it to form a look. One basic pattern used to fit a body can be made into so many other patterns. You have to learn basics of body form to say woven goods as opposed to knits and then you lean to cut patterns and square them up. You use as many tools as an architect. LOL It is a wonderful fun thing too. You would love it.

posted by Justi on June 7, 2007 at 1:59 PM | link to this | reply

Justi
This is so neato.  In the 60's and 70's I made a lot of my own clothes, but I always used Simplicity patterns.   I wouldn't have dreamed of trying to design something for myself.

posted by TAPS. on June 7, 2007 at 1:45 PM | link to this | reply

Offy
Not only do our bodies change but our interests and our personalities. One really dresses their personality if they are successful in their style. It is not about fad, fashion but rather style. You have grown into different women, while remaining Sally. You need to show those maturity points with clothing different than before.

posted by Justi on June 7, 2007 at 12:53 PM | link to this | reply

Muser
I didn't do all the work. I found women and even some men. I taught design and pattern making, and garment construction. I also had two young designers who had gone to design school that apprenticed under me and we worked up a network of homes that put out the goods. Then there was an actual building for our work later. All the manufacturing of the designs when it goes to 'ready-to-Wear' is sent out to contract.

posted by Justi on June 7, 2007 at 12:51 PM | link to this | reply

Offyi
As a matter of fact I did. I did two collections of them.  It is difficult a end of the business.

posted by Justi on June 7, 2007 at 12:47 PM | link to this | reply

Justi, it just sounds like the fahsion business was so difficult...to even
having to think ahead five years! And doing your own...everything in   addition to taking care of children, housekeeping, etc.   You must have worked in your sleep to get it all done!! I admire you, Justi, for getting through those hard times! You are a Steel Magnolia...and there aren't many of those anymore!

posted by muser on June 7, 2007 at 1:51 AM | link to this | reply

Justi
As I grow older I realize there are somethings I just can't wear anymore....but ah, I can remember the days when I could. Did you ever design any swim suits?

posted by Offy on June 6, 2007 at 11:58 PM | link to this | reply

Muser
Of course I will accept any tag you give me and I especially love that one: Steel Magnolia, but working in my sleep. What have I gone and written now? LOL

posted by Justi on June 6, 2007 at 10:33 PM | link to this | reply

Justi, you even worked in your sleep! You are a true Steel Magnolia!!

posted by muser on June 6, 2007 at 10:23 PM | link to this | reply

ririo:
Thanks always for reading.

posted by Justi on June 6, 2007 at 5:31 PM | link to this | reply

Dolls 43
Clothes in the 60s and 70s were far more racy than those were. I do see your point the 90s went into decency and 2000 it has come back incredibly racy.... too bad.... Be blessed.

posted by Justi on June 6, 2007 at 1:44 PM | link to this | reply

posted by riri0322 on June 6, 2007 at 8:52 AM | link to this | reply

The Yoke Cropped Pant
Looks a bit risky for back then!

posted by Dolls-43 on June 6, 2007 at 5:49 AM | link to this | reply

Kabu
Me too. I wore a size 4 then and no, no I am not telling what I wear now. Thanks for the read.

posted by Justi on June 5, 2007 at 7:12 PM | link to this | reply

1982........I was so little then I could wear them!

posted by Kabu on June 5, 2007 at 6:51 PM | link to this | reply

1982........I was so little then I could wear them!

posted by Kabu on June 5, 2007 at 6:51 PM | link to this | reply

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