My husband has been traveling a lot this summer for work. Right now he’s currently on an island in the Pacific. People often ask me why I don’t travel with him when he’s in these exotic locales, but, to be honest, when he’s in the field he’s working 24/7, so I know I’d still pretty much be on my own and maybe even in the way. Once things are not quite so new – new job, new baby – then maybe we’ll find our rhythm and get to share these crazy adventures together.
In the meantime, to keep myself from not getting stir crazy at home, I’ve taken to watching snippets of documentaries on Netflix during baby girl’s longer feeding sessions. One that I watched on a new-to-me topic was “Tiny: A Story About Living Small”. Did you know that there are people who choose to live in less than 200 square feet of home?! From what I gathered, the residences are typically called Tiny Homes, and they’re often built on wheels since many counties have restrictions against building structures so small. Did you also know that blogging about Tiny Homes is a big thing? I had no idea. At least not until watching this film. The film interweaves a couple’s experience building their own Tiny Home with interviews of Tiny Home owners and bloggers. It creates a story that’s a more broadly appealing when you see it from so many different perspectives.
It got me thinking: is there a documentary on home sewing that benefits from the amazing sewing blogging community? I did a quick search, and I couldn’t find anything. I think having something like that pop up on someone’s Netflix queue would really bring slow fashion into the limelight in a way that an introductory book on sewing or even a captivating book on fast fashion isn’t quite able. I know I would love to see a documentary that followed Melanie of poppykettle‘s wedding dress journey. Or the first year of Sarah of Goodbye Valentino‘s ready-to-wear fast. Or Oonaballoona doing just about anything. (Speaking of Oona, if time and money were no object, I think this silk crepe de chine would be perfect for oonapalooza – maybe even made up in her own soon-to-be romper tutorial!) I’m imagining said documentary to be complimented by interviews with sewing bloggers and insight into the current state of fast fashion.
So, please enlighten me, is there something like this already out there? Is there something better? Do share since my husband is gone until the end of the week!