It's been a while since I wrote the last Tidbits, but here we are. I had drafts sitting in my blog editor forever and I had to delete a lot of the links which I thought were not relevant anymore. But I kept some, that I thought were interesting anyway. I want to mention first that if you are like me and enjoy those round-up posts, my two favorite sources articles you won't find mentioned on all the other blogs are Oliver + S weekend links and the newsletter of Center for Pattern Design.
I have an obsession about automated drafting to measurements so of course, Sew Fitography caught my eye. It seems to me that this is something that should already be widely available... At least, if I was a big pattern company, I would be investing on this quite a lot. Two years ago, I had an interesting discussion with the founder of Fitle (we graduated from the same business school) and it was fascinating. They are already working with established brands for RTW but also with custom shirt makers. The founder never thought about the home-sewing pattern market... Can you imagine trying on a pattern on your virtual double to decide what size to start with? All the fabric and time one would save?? That's the dream for me!I just love when sewing intersects with new technology. I have so many questions about Kite, the pattern projector that Upcraft club is developing, but I'm excited to see what comes out!!
This is a shameless plug, but my friend and I just started a pattern project. We had some sales already and we are super excited. I think you can tell that marketing is not our strong suit.... We'd rather be sewing all day!! I really want to do a full post here to explain the why and the what but I'm still thinking and pondering!
I believe I could spend hours just looking at behind the scenes video of Couture.... I'll assume that all of you saw Signé Chanel, but maybe you haven't seen that short video on the making of the mirror dress from S/S 2017.
That's all for today! Did you read/see/heard something super interesting recently?