was all about planning, learning, and studying. Like I wrote last week, I have decided to dive into the world of lingerie sewing and pattern making. I know lots about “regular clothing” construction and pattern making but little about lingerie construction and pattern making. Receiving your suggestions from last week’s post (thanks to those who commented and emailed), I jotted down all of your book suggestions. Before I bought a book though, I searched the Internet for related information. And you know what’s fascinating about reading everyone’s opinion on zigzag stitches, elastics, crotch linings, wovens, and knits? Everyone writes with such conviction yet everyone tips and tricks are different and sometimes contradict each other. Just as a simple example, some writers say to set elastic evenly at leg opening of a pair of undies while others say to stretch the elastic more under the “tush” for a better fit. Who’s right? I don’t know. But it makes you wonder the credibility we give to the Internet and authors.
The professor of a textiles class I took asked on the first day of class, “Do you have any questions for me?” When the class sat silently, hoping she (the teacher) would dismiss us, she followed up with, “What about my credentials? If you’re going to take what I say over the next couple of months as true and fact, don’t you want to know my credentials?” She was right.
So on this Labor Day weekend, I’ll be soaking up the sun in Florida (photographing my most recent project) and cuddling up with some good lingerie books (and checking their credentials too). What are you up to?