Even here at Santa's workshop our minds wander to other topics.
Like the shirts we are going to be making in the New Year with this load of white fabric brought across the Canadian border by various family members in various suitcases.
The more I think about it the more I am interested in the differences between a shirt made for a man and a shirt sewn by a woman for herself.
I made a shirt in the spring for my sartorial son in DC. He said all the right things but told me that the next one should have collar stays.
OK, why do you think a man's dress shirt has collar stays? To keep the points crisp, right? To add more to the body of the interfacing?
It seems that the point of the stay is to hold the collar up and close to your neck when you aren't wearing a tie (which I don't). Interesting isn't it?
Now I think of it your average tailored shirt on me can look sort of sloppy as in Exhibit Unstiffed from this website
Food for thought isn't it? Santa never stops thinking.
- I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and I write a monthly humour/sewing column for the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=barbara+emodi&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Abarbara+emodi