I’ve been in the mood to sew and ran across this gem the other day:
“Like home economics, dressmaking is a traditionally womanly endeavor that can explode gender stereotypes. Scientists say that the average man has a better capacity to imagine a three-dimensional object than the average woman, but how can this be true of the dressmaker starting from scratch? She not only imagines the dress, she also makes a blueprint of the pieces to achieve the shape she wants and figures out the steps to put the whole thing together. Dressmaking is a form of engineering. And in order to make the final product look good from the outside, a dress is put together inside out. Show me a bridge builder who’s been asked to do that.”
~ Linda Przybyszewski
Then I found this video that details the procedures involved in a Chanel fashion show. It’s all about making STEM practical and valuable for everybody, even (especially?) the boys and girls who feel like fashion is their calling.