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Date: 7/20/12 11:40 AM

... when you scare the salespersons in the changing rooms.

Salesperson : "So, how did it go ?"
Me : "I take the skirt but not the button down"
SP : "Oh, and what was the issue?"
Me : "Mmmm ... you want the short or the long answer ?"
SP (clearly bored by the lack of customers) : "The long answer!"
Me : "Soooo .... The shoulder slope is not deep enough for me. I also seem to have some kind of forward shoulder issue that doesn't agree with the sleeve shape, but then it's not the shirt's fault. The back neck is gaping like mad - actually, the whole back fit is off, of course, since it has no shape to speak of - really, no back dart in a fitted button-down ? Oh, and the bust apex is approximately 1" lower than mine, which is something I have never seen before, and it looks like an FBA gone mad. And the hem is wavy and the top button is loose. "
SP : " ... but the color is pretty, isn't it ?"
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Date: 7/20/12 11:45 AM

Fun thread!

...when a girl with a gorgeous jacket passes me in the subway.

So I run up ahead of her 1 or 2 traincar lengths and then flip around so I can see it full face.

If I miss some vital details, I might do it again if there's enough train platform left.

Remember, this kind of behavior can get the crip beat out of you in NY...

j.

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Date: 7/20/12 11:54 AM

Quote: jadamo00
Fun thread!



...when a girl with a gorgeous jacket passes me in the subway.



So I run up ahead of her 1 or 2 traincar lengths and then flip around so I can see it full face.



If I miss some vital details, I might do it again if there's enough train platform left.



Remember, this kind of behavior can get the crip beat out of you in NY...



j.

Oh yes.
I often find myself watching people fixedly while taking mental notes of fit issues, fabrics, seaming details ...

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Date: 7/20/12 11:56 AM

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Remember, this kind of behavior can get the crip beat out of you in NY...

Yes, but there are also a lot of eccentrics in NYC. A lot of people probably aren't even noticing when you do stuff like this.

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Date: 7/20/12 12:00 PM

I would have loved to have seen her face when you started telling her all this. She clearly had no idea what you were talking about---but we do.

Usually the bust apex is 1-2 inches higher than what we would use, so having it lower is really strange.

"But the color is pretty, isn't it?" was fabulous.

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Date: 7/20/12 12:01 PM

This is a fun topic! ... Also when you go up to someone & ask where they bought their fabric..... Sometimes you just gotta know!

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Date: 7/20/12 12:29 PM

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there are also a lot of eccentrics in NYC. A lot of people probably aren't even noticing when you do stuff like this.

This is true! No matter what weird thing I'm doing, it's the guy dressed up like a Viking that always seems to get the attention...

About a month ago, I backed out of a subway car after I entered to see a totally naked man. There was already a cop there, but the cop wasn't taking him off the train. He was saying to him,

"Put them back on, and don't let me have to tell you again this week!"



j.







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Subject: You know youre too much into sewing ... Date: 7/20/12 12:30 PM

I stare at people and their clothing too, even though my mom always told me it was not polite!!! I always think of Bill Cunningham, and his photos when I stare, and think, well, he can get away with it, why not me...
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Subject: You know youre too much into sewing ... Date: 7/20/12 12:42 PM

When people ask me seemingly simple sewing or fitting questions and I go off on a tangent of multiple possibilities of which they won't understand. Followed by me looking at their slack-jawed, wide-eyed look and me correcting myself and saying, "Let me give you the plain, everyday English answer..."

There's sewing conversation and plain everyday conversation. I always have to remember that my everyday friends engage in everyday conversation with everyday questions that need everyday answers. Sewing answers are usually not appreciated lol.

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Date: 7/20/12 1:03 PM

I love to watch period movies to see how the costumes are made. Some great current shows have fantastic wardrobes

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