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A Guide to Buying Clothing for Girls

Girls go through clothes fast, especially during those active pre-teen years. It is important to buy girl’s clothes that look good, are good quality and are in style. Girls, from a very young age develop their own sense of style and do not necessarily want to wear what their parents choose for them.

Remember to take your daughter with you when you shop for her clothing, this will avoid any unnecessary arguments or tantrums over what types and brands of clothing your daughter will be wearing. These tips will help you pick the right clothing for your daughter and for you.

  1. The first task is to take an inventory of what kinds of clothes your child already owns. Make a list of all of her clothing. Maybe she needs more socks, a new pair of shoes, a shirt or a special dress. You want to find out if there are particular kinds of clothing missing from her wardrobe or if she has outgrown something. The inventory should include everything, from her nightgowns to her school clothes to any nice outfits she might have for special occasions.
  2. Next, ask her what she wants. She may know which girls’ clothes she needs better than you do. She will know which clothes are worn out and which are too tight. She will also have a sense of what is available and importantly what she likes from having seen clothing on other girls. She will be able to help fill up the list of needed clothing.
  3. Time to go shopping. Of course, it is best to take your child with you when you are buying girl’s clothing. She can tell you what she likes in terms of style and color, and you will be able to influence her decisions when it comes to buying clothes she needs but does not necessarily want. Also, it will be much easier to make sure the chosen clothing fits her if she is present at the time you shop.
  4. It is never a bad idea to go shopping for girl’s clothing with other parents. Whether you go with dads or moms or both, you will find it very helpful to compare experiences regarding styles of girl’s clothing, as well as clothing brands. Also, other parents are likely to have knowledge of girl’s clothing shops and retailers about which you are unaware. And you will likely know of some great girl’s clothing sources they do not know.
  5. Be sure to first buy what your daughter needs, as opposed to what you or she wants. You want to have all the underwear, socks and daily clothes in hand before focusing on a pretty dress or jumper. Keep the basics of her wardrobe in mind, and once you have those items bought, move on to the extras.

Following these guidelines can assist you with choosing the types of clothing your daughter really needs, as opposed to what your daughter really wants. Young girls often begin to refuse wearing clothing their parents have chosen for them as young as the age of three. To avoid wasting money on clothing your daughter will not wear remember to take her shopping with you, it is wise to give her a choice of clothing; for example, a choice of 2 to 3 different dresses which you both like. Let her make the final decision on which dress she really likes, this will ensure that she will actually wear the item of clothing.

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Author: Anika
May 28
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An Overview of Tailoring

The knowledge and art of tailoring, of cutting and sewing cloth — the two basic aspects of constructing clothes from a pattern — developed slowly and gradually in Europe between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. The Oxford English Dictionary’s first reference to the word “tailor” gives the specific date of 1297; and certainty by that date tailoring guilds, as well as those of weavers, and cloth merchants were well established in Europe.During the Middle Ages clothing had been regarded as a means of concealing the body. But with the Renaissance came the accentuation of the human form. The loose robe, that standard uniform of the medieval period so easily constructed from a single piece or two of cloth, was shortened and tightened, and eventually cut, pieced, and sewn together in attempts to bring into prominence the contours of the human form. This was the birth of tailoring and, in fact, of fashion. These attempts at re-constructing the human body in fabric called for a growing expert skill and division of labor. Soon the cutter (the one who makes the pattern) and tailor (the one who does the sewing) joined other craftsmen as important members of the community. Until this time the cloth had been the distinguishing feature of garments, and the wearer took most of the responsibility for the design ~ and, in most cases, the actual production ~ of his own clothes. But little by little, the tailor took on equal importance with the weaver, and gradually came to overshadow him. Master tailors in the growing towns eventually became responsible for the clothing needs of society, and the art and science of tailoring became a highly specialized, complex, and jealously guarded craft. Read more


Author: Anika
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How I make your jacket ?

anika tailor baliMany fabrics can be used to make coats. First take into consideration the purpose of your coat. Is it going to be a winter coat to keep you warm, or is it going to be a light jacket to wear on cool summer nights. Some suggestions are: light weight cotton, denim, corduroy, light weight wool, wool blends, silk, rayon, and velvet. Sewing coats and jackets are both fun and practical. During cooler months everyone needs jackets to keep warm. Sewing coats can be challenging. I do not recommend even the easiest of coats for a brand new seamstress. The easiest type of pattern for a jacket would be one that does not require a lining. Another suggestion would be one that does not have sewn in sleeves. Also one that does not require buttons, or zippers. Read more


Author: Anika
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Look Fashionable at the Beach

Its that time of year when we pack up our bags and head to the beach for the day to enjoy those warm sunrays and the refreshing sound of the lapping water. So what constitutes a good beach wardrobe. Well there are certain essentials that none of us forget. On goes the swimsuit and bathing suit cover, flip flops on our feet. Beach bag has been packed with the essentials sunglasses, floppy hat, towel and a good book. Great got the basics covered but what about the rest. So if we are so prepared for a day at the beach, why is it by the time we get home we look pretty worn. Here are some helpful tips to make your day at the beach fun and keep you looking fashion fresh all day and all the way home. First before you leave home, if youve got long hair pull it into a high pony tail or fun knot. Use some funky hair accessories that will stay in place when youre swimming. Try a fun colored bobble or some firm fastening clips in bright summer colors. If you pull your hair up your neck will stay cool and youll look fresh all day with your neat hairdo. Read more


Author: Anika
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Ethical Fashion Designers

Bu Jero dan Gung AyuI have always been an environmentalist and with three children, I am naturally concerned about their future. Relating to fashion, I think it really started in 1990 when I commissioned some research on the impact of the clothing and textiles business on the environment. I was horrified at what I found. The first issue was that there are 10 thousand deaths every year due to conventional cotton agriculture, mostly from pesticide poisoning. It was a real shock, because we designers thought we weren’t doing any actual damage using natural crops when actually we were having this colossal impact. I did a talk in New York telling people involved in the clothing industry about this. I think that was the start of the whole organic cotton trend. It took many directions including the whole eco-look, which became ugly and unaffordable. People don’t like clothes that look like charity. Read more


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