Some people are armchair sports fans. They imagine that on game day, they could have done it better than the people on the field. I love sports, but when fish person Michael Phelps swims, I imagine too that I could swim next to him in the pool. Actually, far behind him with him going extra slow.
I’m more an armchair cooking and crafts person. I always imagine that given the opportunity, I could have a better idea for a garment on a show like Project Runway. In reality, I can barely sew a button onto any sort of garment. I may have only attempted this maneuver once in my life.
So, wherefore the discussion of sewing? Well, a couple of days ago, I went to the thoroughly delightful Boston Fashion Week fashion show in Copley Place. New York has its exclusive fashion week, with impossible to get front row invitations. Boston Fashion Week is more open and I really like that. Everyone should get the chance to see a runway show. They are exceptionally fun and you usually come how with a bag of free stuff. Mine included bottles of shampoo, which I needed and a romance novel, which I perhaps didn’t need.
And there were the clothes. The fashion show always features some hits from the mall brands and creations from local fashion school students. Now it is the fashion school garments that I will comment on. I stood by and watched the fashion school creations go by and I suddenly turned into Tim Gunn. On a couple of the garments, the seams were puckering and I knew that they had been badly sewn. For other garments, the students had simply picked fabrics that were out of their depth, too difficult to work with and they had been worked over too much.
And then I remembered. I can’t sew and couldn’t make a garment like that in a million years.
So, good luck dear fashion students. The show is still a really fun occasion that is made even more fun by the fact that the whole thing is free and available to the public.
The clothes, The clothes!!!!!!: