Threading the needle; Clothing trends continue to evolve

Clothing trends continue to evolve


Jessica Fannin, Reporter

   Many people go to their favorite stores to find a cute top or a new pair of pants without a second thought to where it came from or what went into making it. Recently, a growing number of people have found a more creative way to acquire something like a new pair of socks. 

   Health teacher  Mrs. Jacque Williams and junior Sarah Hardiman, both have created items in their own wardrobe.  Ahead of the trend, Williams has been making her own clothing for a long-time. She started spicing up her wardrobe after discovering that she, “could not find clothing that fit well,” and that “mass-produced women’s clothing is really not designed for any woman [she knew].” 

    She added that with the help of her mother and mother-in-law she learned how to make her “most cherished pieces of clothing.” Some of these pieces include the outfits she’d “wear to NHHS prom as a chaperone,” a time where she likes to, “dress up and be fancy.”  

    She claims that there is, “no frustration, only perks [to making clothing] and I now have one of a kind clothing that is tailored to me and is designed by me. 50% of the time even if I buy clothing from a retail store, I tailor it to fit me.” Her wardrobe has brought her lots of joy mentioning, “I really love the dress that I made to match my old car (it is like we are twins).”  

    Another seamstress is Sarah Hardiman who was inspired by her grandmother to learn how to sew and knit parts of her wardrobe. Like Williams, Hardiman was far ahead of the needlework trend “sewing for eight years and knitting for five.”  

    Over her years of sewing what frustrates Hardiman most is, “how time-consuming and easy it is to make mistakes.” But the junior admits that “seeing the final product and feeling a sense of pride is what drives me to sew and knit more.”  

    Another popular trend in clothing is selling unwanted pieces online. Junior Sara Puig has found a way to make money on her clothing. She explained that “I sold my clothes on an app called Mercari,” making her prices “pretty affordable.”  

    Many of her sales happened quickly and she gained, “a really good experience” from it. Puig discovered that “there’s a lot more that goes into it than you would expect,” and she’d “definitely recommend doing it if you want to make money and declutter your closet.”  

    So even if the world has stopped, we can always depend on the fact that there is no pause button in the world of fashion.