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The Circle Skirt was officially born in the 1950s, evolving from the emerging post-war styles, starting with Christian Dior’s New Look. In particular, it was inspired by the Bar Suit, which consisted of an A-line skirt and a very structured suit jacket (pictured below). After government-imposed fabric rationing during World War II ended, Dior was interested in freeing women from...

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In 1850, American inventor Allen B. Wilson began coming up with ideas for new sewing machine parts that had not been present in previous machines, including a double-pointed, reciprocating shuttle, a rotary hook to replace the shuttle, and a four-motion feed. Each of these inventions became very important in the machine’s design and significantly altered the designs of future machines....

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Across the sea in America, Walter Hunt created America’s first functioning sewing machine. It created a stitch that didn’t reproduce a hand stitch, which freed future inventors from the idea that the sewing machine could, or should, only create stitches that hand-sewing could. But while considering its future, he envisioned that the machine’s streamlined nature and efficiency would cause widespread...

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