by Magic Sourcing Trends Digital Discovery Session, is a validation of everything we here at SaladBowlDress stand for… In a few words making hand-tailored deconstructed clothing for the masses with clothing that would otherwise end up in a landfill or worse, is right on-trend. I was pleasantly surprised by how much SaladBowlDress represents all the core tenets of the forecast next year. The four major trends: 1. Prioritize functional Trans SEASONality (not to be confused with transsexuality) 2. Focused on refined craft 3. Promote day to night versatility 4. Create timeless appeal with classic heritage… Read More »The Autumn/Winter ‘21-’22 + Spring/Summer ‘22 Fashion Forecast
Hand sewing is easy! Surprisingly how little of it anyone does anymore. It is a basic skill we could use all the time… for hemming? You would not believe how we all make excuses for not hemming something. It seems so hard. Well, I am here to tell you yes it takes a little time but it is also very gratifying. How easy would it be to make a small seam if we only thought of it as something we do as a basic skill like any of the others? If there is a rip… Read More »HAND SEWING IS SLOW FASHION (some inspiration)
Of course, I had to make money the artist/mom way all these years, not the business way. I made one-off goods to sell. Many customers became my friends and owned multiple garments, then COVID hit. This year may have been my biggest year yet. I finally had my own studio again after ten years of intermittently working from home. I have the product, a few employees, person to person sales, wonderful Farmer’s Market venues and Artisan venues, fashion show recognition, although not any editorials simply for the lack of trying. I was going to make… Read More »WHY WRITE A BLOG?