The Seamstress Behind Our Greatest Explorers

Some people nowadays don’t know what a seamstress is. All they need to do is go to a department store to shop for their clothes. Especially in these modern times when our daily lives are mostly busy with work or other commitments, it’s seldom that people can squeeze it in their schedule to go to a tailor for a custom-made suit or dress.

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However, if you can find the time to do so, you will see how important it is for your clothes to be tailor-made just for you.

Any person should have a more than decent tailor to go to, regardless of that individual’s size or body shape. Even if you buy a suit or dress directly off the rack at your favorite department store, paying attention to the fit, seams, and all the small details is still important. Most of the time, you might have to go to the tailor to fix it up or make it more suited.

Watch this brief yet enlightening informational video by Great Big Story, where you’ll discover things you didn’t know about Apollo 11’s trip to the moon – especially the part about the team of seamstresses who made the team’s spacesuits. One of them, Jo Thompson, talks about sewing for the historic Apollo 11 team. She’s also proud to have been a part of the team that made the epic lunar landing possible decades ago.


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