Archive for March 2012

My Fashionista Past (and Present)!

Many times I’ve talked about how you can sew to drive even the most ardent fashionista green.  It’s true. I know. I did it for years.  I still do it today. While I was in the waning stages of my apprenticeship under my mentor, I was sewing […]

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Sewing for Claire

As soon as I get my calendar straightened out, I will do an update on what I’m doing for myself – my take on the Breton Shirt from Hot Patterns, an Ultrasuede jacket in Palm Beach Peach – it’ll be that great orange for spring and summer […]

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YSL – The Retrospective

March 25th – the exhibit at the Denver Art Museum will open the only US venue for the Yves Saint Laurent – The Retrospective.  I’m so excited, cause there’s a chance I might be passing through Denver, and will definitely see the show and make a report […]

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Questions on Croquis

I did a little video on how to use and what value a croquis can be.  The most important thing to remember is that this is a process and as such it is ongoing.  IOW, do NOT expect to get the design right the first time.  The […]

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Croquis – What, Why and How?

Croquis – no it isn’t this year’s latest flu virus (thank heavens).  So what is a croquis?  Technically, a croquis (crow-kee’) is a rough preliminary sketch (it’s French, hence the pronunciation).  Please note the below illustration is a warped view of the human body – the legs […]

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The Shoulder – Follow-up

I knew there would be a lot of response to this shoulder business, and it’s really hard to put all this in one post. But here are some common issues that might cause you frustration when you’re designing and fitting this part of the bod.  As a […]

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The Shoulder

This may not sound that important, but it is.  It’s said that the first thing a person sees in another person is the face, then you start down, and so next is the shoulder.  For me as a designer, that’s where my stuff starts, so it had […]

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Coming full circle – sorta

When I was a young tyke – around the paleolithic era (OK, not funny – but it’s an effort!), and going to school and wanting to first enter Home Ec (that’s what it was called back then),  I was eager to learn to sew.  I was fortunate […]

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Artists and who are they?

I’ll admit.  I have a passion for bucking the status quo and changing things up a bit.  OK, maybe it borders on being a little obsessive, but I think it’s still normal….I think!!! As a little background, most of you know my “run-in” with the local Home […]

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Pinterest – FYI

Like everyone, I’m really excited about Pinterest, particularly since I think in pictures; talk, walk, sleep, feel, hear, smell and taste in pictures. But there’s been some undercurrent lately about copyright and how that pertains to Pinterest.  I picked up this article and just started browsing through […]

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