November 10, 2019 Buying a Knockoff of My Own Dress: An Educated Roast (actual fire used for Scientific Purposes) By Stephen Hull Articles, Blog 100 Comments Related posts: 500 Years of Correcting “Historical” Halloween Costumes Zara: How a Spaniard Invented Fast Fashion Working in fashion, challenges of doing YouTube & other questions ǀ Summer Q&A ǀ Justine Leconte Making an 18th Century Inspired Summer Dress Tags:bernadette banner, bilissoca, dress history, dresslily, dresslily reviews, fashion history, fast fashion, historical dress, wish.com, wish.com reviews About Author admin 100 Comments Patrick W Only the best stuff gets knocked off. You did a wonderful job in designing and making that dress. November 10, 2019 Reply Rising Endeavors The underlying message here regarding fast fashion and environmental responsibility (or lack thereof) is brilliant. Although I'm new to these parts, I'm sad to report that the same issues prevail in the woodworking/maker community. We even have the same content farmers who steal photos to sell stolen designs. What's worse is that as soon as one bad actor is taken down, ten others pop up with the same modus operandi. 🤦♂️ Keep fighting the good fight my friend. November 10, 2019 Reply Patrick W Can you do a video on how to deal with a threadbare shirt? November 10, 2019 Reply Michelle Abramowitz This is great! I loved this video – and it's renewed my commitment to stay away from fast fashion. I don't have a massive interest in historical reconstruction, but I would absolutely love guides and tutorials that can be applied to altering modern clothing, I'm always looking to personalize things I already own. November 10, 2019 Reply James Anthony 21:12 While I understand that it's not worth it for a single creator to pursue legal action against them, I can't help but wonder whether a class action suit could be brought against them. Since they're claiming the work of others as their own, and then providing a sub par product, and doing this to dozens if not hundreds of creators, I'd think that splitting the legal costs up amongst those dozens of creators might make it a more palatable prospect. Sadly neither fashion nor the law are in my wheelhouse, so for me it's just a thought experiment more than anything else. November 10, 2019 Reply Saeyoung Choi Homestly, I've never seen such a pleasant comment section. Also, might I say that you have such a calming and exquisite overall aura. (And in words I would actually use, cause I totally didn't try to make myself sound more eloquent to fit in to you and your veiwers, your vibes are outstanding) November 10, 2019 Reply DragonFox84 sadly sites like wish etc all come from china and they could care less on copyrights and so on. they rip off everything and they dont care if you complain to them or not. legal stuff its hard with china. November 10, 2019 Reply critical thinker And I just finished binge watching all of your vlogs. Entertaining an inspirational. Look forward to ongoing weekly posts. Now off to do sone handwork, cheers November 10, 2019 Reply pantyhatgirl This lady is professor mcgonagal when she was 20 something November 10, 2019 Reply Chinema Pictures Casual reminder to get back to my sewing project November 10, 2019 Reply Celtickok1 I appreciate the quality of your work. The nuns in school use to tell us, that a few good quality classic pieces of clothing was all that you needed for success. I have searched high and low for a good quality women’s Oxford shirt the kind with pleating on the back and and front that is so flattering and also no buttons but strong stitching for women’s cuff links. It seems you reach a certain price point and then there is nothing out there with that stitching! I have a work shirt dress that has a cumber bun with piping on it and I can’t find anything like it, today. I wore it out and I am going to a dressmaker to show her what the quality it had at one point and honest to god I’d be surprised if she could copy it. You are interesting and it’s a shame that we no longer appreciate clothing. I look at women from the early 50s to the 60s so much style and care, today everyone looks sloppy. You are a radical, you have grace and elegance in appearance and speech. I enjoyed your video, thank you. November 10, 2019 Reply Leilani Angelo Start watermarking your images November 10, 2019 Reply Fran B I live in an area of my country that traditionally, since centuries back, housed a lot of textile industries, though it's all mostly gone today. Because of this, though, it used to be common still in my parent's generation that both men and women knew how to use a sewing machine. My stepfather, who's 82 years old, has several older industrial sewing machines at home and has no problem with mending or altering his own clothes using them. I have four sewing machines myself. One modern one, bought two years ago. One electrical table machine from the 1950s that I inherited from my grandmother. A hand-cranked Singer table one exactly like the one you use. I don't know how old it is exactly but the manual that came with it was printed in 1928. Lastly another, older, Singer one on a treadle stand. I'm not terribly good at using them, though. I can't say I have any sewing skills, but I do regularly mend and alter my clothes, as well as sew all my own curtains and throw pillows and similar simpler projects. Doing what you do, though, would be way beyond what I could ever manage! November 10, 2019 Reply alibabafurball Great roast!!! The dress didn't roast quite as good, it just melted. Love how you make it not to be even worthy of a hallowe'en outfit lol. Historically when they make cheap knock offs, it means you have made an impact. You could make voodoo doll pin cushions and give them away on Patreon lol. Great "upcycling" video for the future? November 10, 2019 Reply Mim Silvernote I have been trying to tell my grandma to stop buying me clothing from mass retail stores like K-Mart, H and M etc for environmental reasons and how damming the textile industry is to the environment , I prefer to go second hand shopping and to hold onto my clothes for as long as I can November 10, 2019 Reply Autumn Spillman is there anywhere I can see all of her favorite shops especially for clothing and "other time" clothing November 10, 2019 Reply Mike Lathrop Also start with a reverse image search and see where else that image crops up. November 10, 2019 Reply B. C. Schmerker +bernadettebanner I regard the poly/cotton knock-off as costume-quality, suitable for not much more than theatre and party fare. I've a wishlist of practical projects that I am unable to execute as of 9 November 2019 for want of the right tools, e.g. a set of Hollister® black jeans in 28 waist / 30 length scheduled for repurpose as a pair of drumstick bags for music – the White Rotary® 120V AC/DC sewing machine that I inherited from my late mother needs a code-upgrade NEMA 5-15P-tipped cord, new brushes and drivewheel tire for the motor, a thorough internal cleaning and inspection, potentially some heavy needles (the White can use current SINGER® needles) and sewing feet compatible with the presser ram. (I've enough bobbins for a reasonable spread of thread weights.) November 10, 2019 Reply Dawn Depictions New subscriber! YouTube better make this TRENDING NOW! ILYLAS XO November 10, 2019 Reply Dakota Meeker Most elegant roast November 10, 2019 Reply ArcticFirepixy Shit so your telling me that if I want clothes that will last me a decade or two will cost me 1000+ bucks …..:0 November 10, 2019 Reply JanuaryBlue🕊️ The demand of cheaper low quality stuff is also to blame. No demand, no supply. I don't buy from these sites. I rather go to a shop and see and try the garment. Yes, researching is always a good thing. But, how many people actually do that… November 10, 2019 Reply Bat 42 An easy trick to check the legitimacy of an item is to do a reverse image search using Google or Tineye.com . November 10, 2019 Reply Mandi Mitchell I'm curious, how do you feel about shopping in thrift stores? Since you are against fast fashion, which I totally agree with, and since making your own clothes can be expensive, do you think shopping at thrift stores is a good alternative? November 10, 2019 Reply tokiakahaley Also when looking at pictures of products online, if you're using google chrome, you can right click on the picture and search for the image online. Usually you can see if they're the creator or if it's an imagine ripped from somewhere else. November 10, 2019 Reply Julie Edwards-Matanga I hate these Chinese Thieves, but actually, for 40 bucks, this isn't so bad. November 10, 2019 Reply Siena Hinshelwood I got legitimately scared at 2:26!! Bernadette means business November 10, 2019 Reply Snowshinobi I love how you channeled your anger into making this equally fun and productive video November 10, 2019 Reply Elizabeth Mendoza I totally 100% agree with what you're saying but I wouldn't even know where to start to buy these good quality fabrics because I make my own clothes but I just go to a Joann's fabric November 10, 2019 Reply Alyssa Kiner I’m so so glad you made this video! I find myself watching “Wish” hauls and other fast fashion hauls because I want to see how badly the clothes are made BUT watching those videos makes me feel incredibly guilty because I feel like I’m supporting people buying from those companies. I really just wanted someone to clearly explain to me why those fast fashion garments are so poorly made and you did! Now I feel I am at last free from my curse of watching Wish hauls; my quest is over, my answers found. 💜 November 10, 2019 Reply Lua Lazarovic The red jacket (?) you are wearing in the first minutes of video, is so gorgeous. I feel like an uneducated potato calling it a jacket, but I am rather new to your channel and I know nothing about sewing and designing clothes. 😀 It's probably made by yourself, isn't it? Do you ever sell you work anywhere? I would pay a whole bunch to wear any of your clothes… They are gorgeous. November 10, 2019 Reply Rizzie Queen Capitalism, that's why fast fashion exists. It makes certain people a lot of money. November 10, 2019 Reply theinquirer13 Having inherited my grandma's high quality sewing machine and serger as well as diving deep into fashion history as of late, I have been wanting to take a sewing class to start learning how to make my own clothing. However, due to the demands of #adulting (and admittedly, my impatience with the fact that it will be a long journey to get to the point I'd like to be at RIGHT MEOW, darnit), I have kept putting it off. Your argument and the passion behind it has tipped the scale for me. I especially appreciate how you connected the importance of this craft to sustainability. Thank you for all you share with the world. November 10, 2019 Reply Reading Wolf They still have the dress up for sale on their site. Along with your image. https://bilissoca.com/products/medieval-vintage-cotton-dresses-3 November 10, 2019 Reply Jacqueline Montoya I honestly subbed due to finding out that you have scoliosis, as I have just started watching your channel a few hours ago. Not to mention how you made me smile / chuckle at how you roasted the entire clothing industry so eloquently.(: I do not know how to sew, but I will definitely be looking into it. I’ve been learning a lot these past few hours! ❤️😌 November 10, 2019 Reply Cindaren "Here she is!" I loved that look on her face 😂😂😂 November 10, 2019 Reply HOLLY BETZ I saw this on Wish as well. November 10, 2019 Reply Christyxoxo15 Hi Bernadette Banner, I discovered your channel not too long ago. I really like the message you are sending here. Admittedly, this past year I have thrown away clothing that has worn out or just fallen out of fashion, but I realize now how foolish and terrible that is. I’ll definitely be incorporating more sustainable and ethical clothing practices into my life. November 10, 2019 Reply Seaweed Mina I feel like im being scolded by my mom. Anyways, i love you and thank you for this educational video November 10, 2019 Reply Anslade You are amazing. I came to your channel by accident, as this is not my type of content, but instantly became a fan. You made me want to learn a bit about sewing now, as in my thirties I just learned to knit and crochet (better late than never). Thank you for that. November 10, 2019 Reply SongofBeauty ❤️ November 10, 2019 Reply traczebabe The label states “Misslooks”. I think it’s a perfect name for the label. The look was definitely missed. Your dress is gorgeous, very beautiful! If you want to blame anyone for the environmental problems. Look at Asia. They produce the majority of environmental issues. My church puts good functional clothing into their own thrift stores. We have many thrift stores. Other good clothing that they don’t think will sale. They send it to third world countries and give these people clothes for free. The rest of the clothes that are unwearable are put into machines that turn them back to the beginning so to speak. And new cloth is made from them. This cloth is distributed to other countries that the people there can make blankets, or whatever they may need. My church has been doing this for well over fifty years. There are some environmentalists that were just that, long before it ever became popular. November 10, 2019 Reply rhijulbec1 The advert before you're video was for Joe Fresh~the WORST offender in Canada. It's sold at Loblaw's ~a grocery store. It's cheap. It's poorly made. It's just horrific.YouTube is so brain dead. If I didn't laugh, I'd cry.Jenn in Canada 🇨🇦 November 10, 2019 Reply Donna Nelson What is your background and training and for whom do you make all these outfits? Is this your job or hobby? November 10, 2019 Reply auntielaura5 Many years ago Masterpiece Theatre made one of their fabulous biopic miniseries about one of the Edwardian “beauties”: (I think it was Lily Langtry.). “Beauties” was more or less a job title, with a role in society analogous to Kim Kardashian today. This lady, alas, was a poor widow who had only one dress which was appropriate to wear in society. (Dresses took a lot of expensive material.) She wore this one dress to balls and day events for long enough that it became her signature. She got away with it because she was in mourning, so everything she wore had to be black, and she had a very clever maid who figured out how to alter the dress to change it between day and evening, and make it look like several dresses. Then, horrors! One of her careless rich friends damaged the dress beyond wearing, and she had nothing to wear at all! Someone then let her in on the secret; dressmakers would give her beautiful dresses to wear, just to be able to say a famous beauty wore their clothes. And so our heroine’s problem was solved, and the story went on and on. I was always most interested in the dress. Now I’m sure that this series was only marginally historical, but I have vague memories about seeing pictures of this iconic dress. Does anyone else know? November 10, 2019 Reply Ganache Hey YouTube, A+ recommendation November 10, 2019 Reply spacecase0 Bernadette's previous videos taught me to pay attention to the types of seams and the type of fabrics. Even though I make my own clothes occasionally, I had not thought about those topics in nearly the detail that I do now. So, Bernadette, if the idea of paying attention to the quality of clothing and details like that are what you were trying to get people to think of that with your videos, you already succeeded with me. The thing I got from this new video is the idea of patching the clothes before a hole forms in them. Why did I never think of this? Why had I never heard it from anyone before? Are we going to get a video on historical clothing repair? November 10, 2019 Reply kad 13 Such a great video Bernadette, I completely agree with you. I've never made my own clothing (although I would love to learn how) but I do make art and understand the frustration that comes out of copying someone else's work and only half assing it. I felt bad I could tell how frustrated you were, not about that company copying you but about clothing and the effects on the environment and how much time and money and work that it actually takes. It really shows how passionate you are about your art and it's very respectable. Thank you again for bringing this to light but also for continuiosly inspire me. Soon I hope to start making clothes and be half as talented as you. Much love 😘😊 November 10, 2019 Reply Coco Lupe Your dress looks like it was made to take public dumps 💩 in. Because if this is get the cheaper one stanky November 10, 2019 Reply Tanya Chen "anyone can cut out a square of your airplane blanket and make a dress like this" shots fired November 10, 2019 Reply anastasia hobson Wow. This is the first video of yours I've watched. I too am a "slow textile" artist. I do something called Chilkat weaving. It's used in ceremony by the Alaska natives. It takes over 2,000 hours to make one chilkat blanket. These companies stole one of my mentors designs and dozens of other native artist designs. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I know how frustrating it is. November 10, 2019 Reply Thomas Izaguirre Who in their right mind would thumb down this trenchant exposé?! Granted it’s less than a thousandth percent but still…evil is a virus, indeed! November 10, 2019 Reply Autumn Anderson I received a sewing machine from my family for my 22nd birthday (today) and I am looking forward to lowering my footprint, picking up a skill, and making clothing I can wear for many many years to come. Thank you for inspiring me to venture forth into this new realm of creation. November 10, 2019 Reply Wildflower Photo & Design It could make a nice couch pillow cover 😂 November 10, 2019 Reply Kim Lowe Sorry to hear that these idiots are copyright infringements on your own work November 10, 2019 Reply HalfEmpty 1995 I was watching videos as I fixed my favorite scarf (a few strings came loose) and was recommended this video. I liked how she roasted them, I’m subscribing👏👏👏 November 10, 2019 Reply Kandy Krush This is why I hate these videos. “Oh this company stole my picture and design, boohoo boohoo I’m so mad. But I’m not gonna do anything about it.” November 10, 2019 Reply Ig-nat-ius I cut up fast fashion that I've worn through quite a lot! I had my first pair of skinny jeans at 13 and they were extremely high quality. They were black but they lasted until I was around 23, though they were more of a grey by the end. At that point they really had to retire. I'm sure I could have made them last longer, but my body shape has altered a lot over the course of a decade, so I decided to make them into something else. The fabric was really sturdy so I hand-dyed some canvas fabric I got at an art store with turmeric, used some wool tartan I got at a yard sale for $6, and figured out a pattern for the first time, as a convertible backpack/shoulder bag. I still haven't really finished the project, but that's largely because I still haven't figured out how I want the straps to attach and I feel there's a lot more secret pocket potential. I'd say overall my supplies for that have been <$30 because I was reusing so much that I already had. I started sewing because I wanted more options, as a person in persistent poverty who can't purchase fast fashion as a new thing. I end up picking up things at clothing swaps and thrifting that I can use and I give it new life. And sew my own stitches at my own pace. And to be able to do so while I still have the fine motor control that I do, because not everyone has that, and I want to cherish this for as long as I can. I don't blame the consumers who need to buy fast fashion as their only option and I hope we can develop a future where they aren't taken advantage of in order to further perpetuate the cycle. November 10, 2019 Reply tasha k once i got to be a teenager and mostly payed for my own clothes, i realized how expensive fast fashion is as well as unethical. i’ve found that i 100% prefer to go to thrift stores or yard sales or second hand places, instead of the mall. knowing that i can give a shirt or pants another life of love, makes me a happier person (and ultimately, the world around me) November 10, 2019 Reply Katherina Lastname Pocket extensions would be amazing! And clothes mending would be very useful too ;u; November 10, 2019 Reply C. Hopper I need to take more sewing classes so I can make my own clothes. // Nothing is made to last anymore, in pretty much any industry. Everything is made to be replaced. Which I HATE. Corporations want us to have to buy replacements, so they can make more money. 'Planned obsolescence' is the name of the game. They use crappy materials, which saves them money, and because we have to replace [item] more often (because it was made from crappy materials and wore out/fell apart faster), they make more money because they're selling more [item]s. Outsourcing means overseas factories pay workers truly crappy non-living wages in dangerous, unhealthy conditions. Quality products made by workers being paid–well, more than workers overseas in safe conditions are Expensive (which is totally reasonable), and Americans, as a rule either aren't willing to pay more than what Walmart/box stores charge or can't afford the quality. The deck is stacked and that sucks. November 10, 2019 Reply Miss L Bernadette, you're amazing. There is a middle ground between cheap fast fashion and handmade clothing, and now that I've basically stopped growing I can afford to spend a little more on things that will last. But I admire and respect the values behind custom made, high quality clothing – not flashy, not extravagant, but made to flatter you and made to last. I know it's not in my future, but if I had the money, I hope I would choose to spend it on that. I'm really bad at following instructions, don't have the tools or the setup or the time to sew more than hems. I'm trying to get into minor alterations so my own clothes fit better. But hearing all this talk of craftsmanship made me feel renewed pride in the one project I did finish – a sleeveless jacket for my sister with a lined hood and so many details. My machine broke after I quilted the lining in, so I hand sewed it, with only a basic idea of a pattern and a lot of fittings on the actual sister. It took me a year to find the time to finish it, but she wore it every day for ages. I left tons of growing room but I think it was all used up. Thank you for taking me down memory lane. I'm going to get it back and save it for my own kids November 10, 2019 Reply Allora Shultz YouTube recommended this to me very randomly. I am so happy to have clicked on it. It's rare to here anyone else, even in passing, mention having scoliosis. I ended up having surgery when I was a teen so my ribcage that was starting to sink out of sight ended up being fixed after getting the two rods.I have a sewing machine but no idea where to start on actually making garments. I would love to make clothing based on earlier centuries and wear them.Sorry for long ramble. November 10, 2019 Reply Heather Hendricks My husband sent me a link to that dress…i was like "yeah thats not the dress you are getting" November 10, 2019 Reply Cathrine Holst Danes don't know how to pronounce anything in Greenlandic except for Nuuk, if anyone gets a free pass it's Bernadette November 10, 2019 Reply soundtech3556 I really loved this video. I had a whole rant about feeling the exact same as you about the fashion industry, and how I would love to sell the garments I make or take commissions on garments, but there's no point because no one is willing to pay the price. As well as how that also effects other industries. I mean, don;t get me wrong, I also tend to buy things from more popular retail establishments, but I always try to purchase things that are of better quality, and (since I've stopped being a teen) I have stopped purchasing from places like Forever 21 that seems to have an entire new websites worth of good every week. Now I'm really focusing on what will last and work for me in my wardrobe, and the amount of plastic in my wardrobe has definitely been cut in half (at least), and I can say that my skin is really thanking me for it. Oops, turns out this was also a rant. My bad. November 10, 2019 Reply Melveen Bogar VERY TASTEFULLY DONE WITH YOU ADDRESSING THIS MATTER November 10, 2019 Reply Richmond Tan Only watch the video ,cause fake vs original November 10, 2019 Reply Kirsten Choumont Had a conversation with a friend about fast fashion vs custom. She had junior bridesmaids dresses made by a local seamstress for her soon to be nieces ( one has dwarfism, so a childs sized readymade dress does not work.) Friends parents were upset about the price (~$200 each). Glad that we both agreed that paying a local seamstress to custom make what would be the same amount as buying ready made and paying for alterations was the better route to go. The money goes to someone who we know cares about the quality that is produced and not initially to support some corporation to underpay their workers. November 10, 2019 Reply stubbypaws im really sorry that those jerks ripped off your design November 10, 2019 Reply Kim Lowe That's why I like classic styles not fast fashion. People should learn how to sew to survive. November 10, 2019 Reply Kim Lowe One thing I learned from one of your video is button holes. An ice pick makes a good button hole. November 10, 2019 Reply E Benson I did a sneaky this summer, saw a beautiful green skirt that I really wanted on Shein but since it wasn't available in my size and I'd been watching our beloved Bernadette I decided to try making my own! It didn't end up being a perfect copy since I'm a novice but it most definitely is a wearable and quite frankly cool skirt. And I'm really proud of myself for making it! November 10, 2019 Reply tsunamixnami15963 You should make a video about sustainability, avoiding fast fashion, buying for quality and not quantity, etc. November 10, 2019 Reply venusstardustkyojin bernadette – steals dress from medieval crafts personwish – steals bernadettes dressbernadette – heyyyyy jkjk!!! November 10, 2019 Reply Ysabeau Valikov This video caused me physical pain. The shame. Also, it's kinda cool to me that you have scoliosis, because I wear corsets when mine starts aching and corsets are what led me to you! November 10, 2019 Reply Sara Christenson This video officially cemented what I thought was already-cemented admiration for you, Bernadette. Maybe it was pre-cemented and now there's… more cement? I don't think this metaphor works. Anyway, you managed to combine like five of my interests with the joy of a well-researched roasting with a moral component (this has historically been and continues to be one of my favourite genres of content), and for that I salute thee. November 10, 2019 Reply Leslie S How upsetting this must be for you darling!!! The heart and soul as well as the innumerable hours of work creating the pattern and construction of your beautiful gown in addition to the research and detail you put into this project!! And to see it all completely bastardized and degraded and STOLEN!! My heart is breaking for you Bernadette!!! The only thing I can liken this to is a violation of your amazing work. I’m so sorry you had to see this disrespect to your work. I hope you can find a way to make this situation right!!! Shame on these thieves. November 10, 2019 Reply Shyenne Gitano fast fashion and copyright issues remind me of beauty industry issues. a lot of beauty youtubers are talking about the craziness of "fast beauty," idea theft, and bad environmental packaging. cool that these conversations are happening. November 10, 2019 Reply KINGDOM of AU oolala the scandalecommerce be a sneaky sister 🙂 November 10, 2019 Reply Shyenne Gitano also, anyone with steady hands and a needle could make that second dress for half the price and a better fit. November 10, 2019 Reply Mae Gregersen Wow sister. I can't believe how many (valid) rants you crammed into that. As a life long sewer/designer, shameless mender, repurposer, environmentalist, costumer, historical fashion nut… kudos. A concise philosophy of dress that brings tears to my eyes. I just found your channel today. Thank you. I feel braver, prouder, now in what I do. November 10, 2019 Reply California Claire Ah, welcome to the 21st century, dear. While I have been into creating my own historical costumes I draw the line at making my own day-to-day clothing. I don't want to lose what little eyesight I have left. You do you, honey bee and those of us who enjoy the luxury of pret-a-porter will do us. Nice "woke" rant but I really do just like seeing the sewing and can do without the lectures. November 10, 2019 Reply Riley Perry I’ve been working a week of night shifts and I wanted to thank you so much for keeping me company. Rather crazily, I binged all of your videos, oldest to newest, and I feel like I’ve made a new friend. Thank you so much for deciding to put your content online and for introducing me to a wonderful community of historical costumers. November 10, 2019 Reply Wolven Dragon I do not wish to put words into your mouth so please correct me if I'm wrong. When you say "fast fashion", I think you're referring to the intentional designing and selling of lower quality clothes with the thought that with the next fashion season, the item will be discarded and replaced anyway for the new trend. A lot of frustration in the comments seems to be over the fact that there are plenty of people (including myself) that will buy cheap items and wear them until they fall apart and beyond, which was never the manufacturer's intent. Yes, a good quality piece will last longer, and yes, many of us can't afford that initial price at the moment we need it. It's a multifaceted problem. Two other problems with it are the economy perpetuating itself, especially on a small and micro business level (no one has money=no one spends=no one gets paid well) but that general individuals own way more clothes than we probably need. Capsule wardrobes and minimalism seem to be having a moment so maybe that will change some things. If you are feeling offended though by her talking about how consumers should stop buying fast fashion because of your circumstances, keep in mind that the dress that started this is in not exactly daily wear. A winter coat is a necessity, but this dress, lovely as it is, is not. November 10, 2019 Reply mercuryy94 Greenland is not a scandinavian countryAnd the knockoff dress looks like a Santa Claus costume November 10, 2019 Reply J 24 Frankly, Ms. Banner, I am going to make my own clothing. However, I can barely sew and have no idea where to start. I am most interested in a blend of 19th and early 20th century western menswear and 1930's menswear. I may vary as I learn more. Where is a good place for a beginner to start? Should I attempt a shirt? Where can I find good quality patterns and the requisite instruction for tailoring? Do I need to make a body shape like the two shapes you have in the video? Also, what sort of gear do I need? I have a set of singer needles and a variety of colored thread. November 10, 2019 Reply Kevin Eaton It's actually amazing how many people can't even sew on a button. My dad taught me how…and how to mend a seam and darn a sock. He learned in the air force back in the early 1960s. He said back then you had to mend your uniform. …there was no "throw it out an get a new one" like they do today November 10, 2019 Reply Ceara Mhic Cuarta I love this! I stopped buying things like this (and the clothes from some of the regular stores) when I started doing medieval recreation. I learned what great clothing is. I don't know how to sew (except to make repairs), yet I do know what quality dress is! I have some medieval-based clothes that I wear all the time now. I've had tons of positive comments on these clothes as well! Sometimes, I think that people are just uneducated about quality clothing. Just a little bit of knowledge about proper stitching would help the consumer.By the way, I love the clothing from Armstreet as well. I can recommend them highly! November 10, 2019 Reply Angela Butcher Applause for Bernadette doing the scholarly thing and actually attempting the Swedish pronunciation without using the typical disclaimer of "I know I'm going to butcher this but…"!Highly interesting and inspiring video. Clothing seemed so much more personal before mass production; a valuable extension of yourself that fits your body properly, and is regularly cared for and maintained, as opposed to the "disposable", cookie-cutter fashions we see today, that offer so little in uniqueness and quality. November 10, 2019 Reply Heidi Kneale Came for the tea, stayed for the roast. November 10, 2019 Reply colourswift i just found your channel and I LOVE it. thank you very much for sharing <3 November 10, 2019 Reply ckbear love this lol November 10, 2019 Reply KINGDOM of AU honestly, diy clothing channels like these are the reason why i'm looking into tailoring all my outfits to my body instead of standardized sizes November 10, 2019 Reply Shannon King Every single time someone asks me what I would charge to handmake them some article of clothing and they complain about the price I quote which is JUST materials. "Why so much? I could buy it cheaper at Wal-Mart!" 12:42 November 10, 2019 Reply MlleLorelei Bernadette, thank you for this articulate mic drop of everything I have been stewing on for years. Well said! I’m learning to darn, and it’s the most satisfying thing! November 10, 2019 Reply Jabby The Hot A movement starts out slow and small at first.I for one, am on the path to sustainable fashion and i hope others can follow suite.Its the little things that count 😊 November 10, 2019 Reply melissa Girl 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I love this! I love the late 1930’s thru 40’s style for myself and the 50’s for my kids. I sew all my kids clothes and working on a fully made wardrobe for myself now. It takes so long to do and isn’t cheap but so rewarding. Kids grow and play but funny…the clothes I make them look amazing and last way longer then store bought. So it’s a win win. Thank you for shedding light on all of this! November 10, 2019 Reply Thimblesand Unicorns As someone studying to be a bespoke tailor/seamstress I appreciate you using your platform to spread this message so much. It’s crazy how many people (including me before I started making bespoke clothes) have no idea how long it actually takes to make clothes and how difficult it is to price these items fairly in a world where a cheaper version always seems to be readily available. November 10, 2019 Reply The Laughing Panda Can't expect anything ordered from China to arrive when it says it will, lol! I always add a month to whatever they say even when ordering from reputable sources. November 10, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.