Today I just want to applaud and make mention of a fashion icon of Trinidad and Tobago who has done great things in the industry despite the challenges of globalisation. Hannah Janoura has been a recipient of the Chaconia Gold Medal in Trinidad and Tobago for her good work that facilitated development in the fashion business. See more in a newspaper article linked here. Sewing not a dying trade
|The ever fabulous Hannah Janoura_____http://www.newsday.co.tt/day/1,29596.html|
Today the majority of shoppers turn to easily accessible and affordable ready made garments and accessories. Some people have the figure that allows you to walk into a store and pick something off the shelf,but most do not have such a figure. The price of acquiring fabric and notions then going to a "good" seamstress may turn out to be more expensive. Though sewing and garment construction gives more style and originality options it seldom is the competitive option.
Sewing to me in not a dying trade but it is a dying trend especially among the youthful.
What would you chose?
SENARIO 1: Spend up to 8 hours over a couple days looking for ......lets say a.......Floral jacket........ that fits well and that you absolutely adore.
SENARIO 2: Go to a fabric store find the print you love and let the seamstress make that jacket in the style you envision yourself in.