Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What is fashion?

Answers on a sealed down envelope or a postcard, please.
When I was taught to sew, and put zips in, I was told they should be as hidden as possible. Well put in zip should barely show when the garment is worn.  Even the brass zips on jeans and zips on men's trousers should be concealed.
So, why do so many ladies dresses and tops these days have zips sewn in on the outer edge of the garment?  I wonder if the quality control found that one machinist just couldn't get the zip right, no matter what they did?  Or maybe the designer them self was not good at putting zips in, and decided to sew it in on the outside of the garment?
Whatever gave rise to the "fashion" of very visible zips, I hope it ends soon.  To me it looks shoddy, or that the wearer has the garment on inside out.  Another thing makes me wonder what sort of nutter thought that brass zip, when exposed, would make a good addition to a ladies dress or top, especially when the fabric is quite a delicate fabric?
I know I don't follow fashion trends myself, but it really does spoil the look of the clothes from behind, and I hope it dies out as quickly as it surfaced.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

An even split?

I have seen some posts on facebook and it seems that there's a two way split on moving the Kite festival.
Some people think it should be kept in July, "when it's warmer", but others don't
I think moving it was a good idea as people visit Morecambe during the summer anyway.  As a coastal town we need to attract people in during the quieter months, and despite the wind being very strong and bracing today, the Kite Festival looked to be very well attended.
The movement will ,hopefully, have brought in people who may not have visited if it wasn't for the festival.
After all, flying kites is a windy day pursuit, not exclusively a sunny day one.
Plus, I love wild windy days like we have today.

Saturday, 12 May 2012


If you follow my blog you'll know I lost my Dad in February.
Mum and Dad had been married for 54 years, would have been 55 in July. They "courted" for around two years before getting married.
On top of that my Mum is one of seven children and a twin. So she really has never been on her own for the times that matter in life. I said I would go to hospital with her when she goes for some tests or a meeting with a consultant later this month.  She is going about something that predates Dad's death, but she has ignored as Dad was so poorly.
I truly don't want her to go to this appointment alone, and am sure if I explain to my HR person she will allow me to manipulate my hours so that I can go with Mum.
I told Mum I would meet her and go with her...but am not sure she will accept......where else do I get my stubbornness from?

Change of date

I'm not sure why, but the "powers that be" have decided that May is a better time for the Kite Festival. l
About time too! After all, we get visitors to Morecambe in July anyway, moving it to May makes sense, as it will encourage visitors, and it is likely to be more interesting for the kite fliers.