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Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. Mckinney Aug 2019

Why Do They Sew? Women’S Motivations To Sew Clothing For Themselves, Addie Martindale, Ellen C. Mckinney

Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management Publications

Garment sewing is undergoing a resurgence in participation, with a growing number of women choosing to sew their clothing instead of buying readily available fast fashion. The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the current motivations of an ethnically diverse sample of women who sew garments for themselves. The in-depth interview data from 15 interviews revealed personal fulfillment to be the overarching reason for participation. Personal fulfillment was achieved through main emergent themes of investment, control, and empowerment with 10 subthemes. Theoretical perspectives of prosumerism, craft and do-it-yourself consumption, and uses and gratification theory were applied to the ...


Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Nov 2018

Heritage, Tradition, And Craft In Quiltmaking (Fa 1131), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1131. Collection contains Interviews, photographs, and informant data sheets relating to Sandy Staebell's project with quiltmakers in Allen County and Monroe County, Kentucky and Macon County, Tennessee for the 2017-2018 Osby Lee Hire and Lillian K. Garrison Hire Memorial Lecture Series.


Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2018

Powell, Steve (Fa 1195), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 1195. Student paper titled “Quilting for Frugality” in which Steve Powell interviews close family members and friends about their experiences with quilt making. Powell offers a brief biographical background on each informant along with individual motivations and inspirations for crafting quilts. The paper includes color photographs of various types of quilting patterns and one sample of a quilting square.


Pick Up A Habit, Emily Frazier Mar 2018

Pick Up A Habit, Emily Frazier

Honors Projects

Pick Up a Habit is a physically interactive experience that demonstrates the relationship between the strength of habits, their perceived priority levels, and the availability of mental space through a series of tote bags differing in weight, available space, and appearance. Through examining the bags and comparing them to others, a better understanding is gained of the effects that habitual actions have on their thought processes, and a person can more effectively evaluate and adjust their own habits.

Habits are behaviors or actions that have become automated due to repetition. People often desire to form habits to make parts of ...


Aram Han-Sifuentes Interview, Yanessa Rodriguez Feb 2016

Aram Han-Sifuentes Interview, Yanessa Rodriguez

Asian American Art Oral History Project

Artist Bio:
Aram Han Sifuentes learned how to sew when she was 6 years old from her seamstress mother. Han Sifuentes was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Modesto, California as a child. She mines from her family’s immigration experience to address issues of labor and explores identity as a first generation immigrant.

Han Sifuentes’s work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, WA; Center for Craft ...


Summary Of Five Garments Created, Elisabeth Shaw Jan 1974

Summary Of Five Garments Created, Elisabeth Shaw

Honors Theses

The following garments were made for my family as Christmas gifts. They were created to be my honors project for Fall, 1974. Besides containing hard work, imagination, and love, I have created something that can be used and appreciated for years to come.

Personality and taste of the person were taken into consideration as I made the gift. The materials and patterns were selected in relation to how much wear these garments would receive.

The gifts include: 1. An eyelet apron trimmed in pink; 2. An eyelet apron trimmed in blue; 3. A blue velour robe; 4. A cranberry velour ...


Honors Project: A Tailored Suit, Pauletta Flowers Jan 1973

Honors Project: A Tailored Suit, Pauletta Flowers

Honors Theses

When I began thinking about starting my honors project, I came up with several ideas but the one that interested me most was the making of a tailored garment. My major is home economics so I thought this would be a good experience for me and a good time to learn something new. I liked the idea that I could work on my own and at my own speed, and could make appointments with Mrs. Elledge when convenient for both of us.

I have made garments before but I've never taken on such a large project or as detailed ...


Create Through Sewing, Sharon Kluck Jan 1970

Create Through Sewing, Sharon Kluck

Honors Theses

Gaining a practical knowledge of the basic sewing skills and relating this knowledge in a laboratory was my objective as I assisted Mrs. O. L. Elledge in a beginner's sewing lab. Each Thursday afternoon from three to five o'clock Mrs. Elledge referred me to girls with a particular problem or who needed help in some way such as measuring a hem. Together "my student" and I attempted to solve the problem. From these problems I greatly increased by knowledge since there was such a variety of situations.


Sugar Bags - Just Sugar Bags : Brunch Buns, H M. Gloster Jan 1961

Sugar Bags - Just Sugar Bags : Brunch Buns, H M. Gloster

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

DID you all buy bags of sugar and make jam, and bottle fruit, while the soft fruits were in season?

I do hope you saved those sugar bags—also the bits and pieces of gay drip-dry cottons left over from home dressmaking.

You will find there are plenty of useful and attractive articles that you can make with these things.


A Top For A Teenager : An Embroidery Motif, O. Evans Scott Jan 1961

A Top For A Teenager : An Embroidery Motif, O. Evans Scott

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

WHEN a girl shows an interest in sewing, encourage her by allowing her to make something for herself.

Choose something simple that can be finished quickly without Mother's help—a difficult, time-consuming article may cause a flagging of interest.


Farm And Home - A Happy Christmas To Housewives, H M. Gloster Jan 1960

Farm And Home - A Happy Christmas To Housewives, H M. Gloster

Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

THE Christmas season is at hand once more and the housewife will be confronted with the problem of providing appetising meals for various occasions.

Breakfast on Christmas morning may become a difficult meal in some households as the normal daily routine is naturally disturbed by a general mixture of church going, the excitement of young folk opening presents, the exploring of Christmas stockings, the door bell ringing with callers, and preparations for Christmas dinner.