A shifting of the balance of power.
During their spare time!
The art of repairing clothes was being lost, but with half a million taking up sewing in the last year, a whole new generation is picking up the thread
If a blog keeps me for five minutes, it's worth mentioning. If it keeps me for 10, we should really try syndicating it. The Art of Doing Stuff kept me for 15, and now I'm writing about it so I can justify continuing to read it for another 20.
As fashion continues its love affair with the 70s, homes are paying homage to that decade, too.