Tag Archives: Garment District

excuse me while i show you my football

“Excuse me…” That’s what the fit model said the first time I saw her do this. What the what? Well apparently, the piece of cloth that makes up the crotch of swimwear and other pant-like garments, is called a “football.” (You know, that little wedge of cloth that connects to the larger pieces of fabric, it’s football shaped!) This […]

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women working, boss lady

This is what the business of fashion looks like: besides fabric, it’s buttons and elastic and zippers and more. Unless we sew our own clothes, these are not things we usually think about. Unless the zipper sticks or the elastic pinches, we don’t much care about them. But when you’re designing a garment they become very important, because […]