Ready Made Clothing

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Kalei Lowsley Today, I could drive five minutes down the street to a Kohls and buy a whole new outfit for about a days worth of minimum wage and it would likely take less than an hour. That is, unless there is too much to chose from. People did not always have these luxuries. Before the Civil War and the industrial revolution most people generally made their own cloths or had family members do it. This consisted of buying fabric and hand sewing. Outfits were very simple and often had to be sewn on or worn like what we call a robe, before the inventions of laces, buttons, or zippers. The process of making clothing used to be very meaningful, sometimes even sacred. Clothing took a lot of time and effort to make. In the middle ages almost every culture wore types of robes and tunics tied or pinned shut. These didn't take much time to assemble, the process of making the cloth was the important part. When the Renaissance began shape and design became more important. At this time is was very difficult to get dressed, people often had to be sewn into their clothing. Eventually, we began using laces but it was still very difficult to get dressed and undressed before the invention of zippers or buttons. This was the start to people taking a lot more pride in their attire. In the 17th and 18th centuries clothing were literally works of art. Articles of clothing commonly took many people and days to make. Crafters and tailors were very skilled, they hand crafted intricate scenes and put gems for decoration. These intricate designs were signs of the wearer’s wealth. In the 19th and 20th centuries fashion became much more practical. Because of political and social movements people traded their flashy clothing for a more conservative and simple look. More fitted styles were allowed by the use of buttons. Instead of volume, cloths were more naturally fitting and flowy.…...

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