haute couture. [oht koo-too r; French oht koo-tyr] noun
It means “high fashion; the most fashionable and influential designing…”
Badges. Badges? Who knew we were so on-trend – ahead of the curve?
These pictures showing the latest hot fashion trends prove that badges – more commonly known as “patches” – are quite popular. It’s all about the individuality – taking something commonplace and comfortable and turning it into something uniquely yours.
We do that with every quilt we make, right?
Yes, my patches would need to be fabric and quilt related.
Even Google jumped on the bandwagon last week – type in Google.com and this is the picture you’d have seen on August 25th.
They were celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of the National Park Service. With patches – the souvenir badges representing America’s national parks. They’re quite collectible.
Fossil, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, and J. Crew have had patches and merit badges. The Girl Scouts love merit badges. So do the Boy Scouts. Motorcycle companies and rock bands have patches, so do many companies from the 50s and 60s. There are collections in museums and many patches are highly collectible. Type in “patches” on eBay and Etsy and you’ll find them.
We’ve sewn them onto our bags and jackets – for Market and just for fun.
Wouldn’t these make a wonderful gift for a stitchy-friend?
Next – a big tote. Something with denim.
What would you sew them onto?