Just for fun, I am reading a VERY OLD VERSION (Copyright 1982! HA!) of the book “Fashion: From Concept to Consumer” (sick isn’t it?) and I read something that tickled my funny bone:
The first man, a Frenchman, to patent a wooden sewing machine in 1825 lost all his machines in a Tailors riot. The Tailors feared for their jobs! HA! Now, I know that at the time, this was a serious situation – all clothes were made by individuals, by hand, custom for each client so the threat of industrialization was real – but I just imagine all these tailors rushing this poor man’s home or shop and ruining this staple of our industry today and it just struck me as funny. I am strange, though! But seriously – what would we do without our sewing machines!?!
Just had to share!