So, the question of the day (QOTD) is the following:

How come the biggest compliment a sewist can get is ’It looks as if it was store bought!’?

I really don’t get it. Okay, if you are a beginner, of course one might be able to tell that something was made by someone not yet so experienced (which does not in any way take away the accomplishment, and we have all been beginners), but the compliment also goes for experienced sewists. WHY is that a compliment? I really want to know. When did ’store bought’ become the equivalent to ’quality’? Because in my book, it very rarely is. The fitting is usually wrong (especially if you are a woman) and unless you buy the really high end stuff, the quality of the make is not even close to what a sewist will make. In fact, I shall go out on a limb and say that the only type of garments that can compete with what an average to experienced sewist makes, are those that are tailor made. Which, in fact, is exactly what a sewist does too.

So, in other words – getting told something looks store bought should in my book be seen as a negative remark. Because I don’t want my makes to look store bought. I want them to look tailored. So please, don’t tell me my makes look store bought, because I find it a bit offensive. Tell me it looks nice, good, tailored – anything BUT ’store bought’. M’kay? 🙂

Why is massproduced fashion from a factory considered better than the tailored things I make?

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