Archive for May 2012

How I choose my clients

That sounds a little egotistical doesn’t it, but this is what I thought when I saw. Ralph Rucci takes in after Kim Kardashian.  Granted Ms. Kardashian is not the bastion of tasteful fashion, and Mr. Rucci probably has a good point here.  But I’m left wondering how […]

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Student Feature – Belinda

Belinda runs a blog over on The Scattered Sewist (as she says, mostly about embroidery, and she does beautiful embroidery – go over there and peruse through her posts, cause they’re filled with creative ideas). She’s retired (lucky devil) from Lockheed.  When someone says something like that […]

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Very Creative

Very Creative

I love sewing (duh!!!).  But I also adore being creative and anything to do with being creative and fashion is always intriquing to me. Part of what I hope to do and make an endeavor to do here is to talk about sewing and upgrading your skills […]

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Recent Articles and Links – Mentionables!

I peruse through the headlines of sewing and fashion and sometimes I find some little things that aren’t worth an entire post, but worth a mention…. So here are the mentionables from the last week: I love this interview…especially when the interviewer asks the designer, “What’s the […]

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This is not your grandmother’s sewing any more…..

This is a very popular topic over at STC Craft on one of her more recent blogs.  She had the famous  Gertie (of Blog for Better Sewing fame), do a guest blog and it’s a great subject. They discuss the new rage amount young 20 & 30 […]

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Darts are the Magical Cure All

Darts really are the cure all for most fitting ills.  The problem is where to put them and what’s right and what’s not. That falls into two categories….where to put dart to get the best fit, and where to put dart for the best look. This spring […]

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Be Gentle With Yourself

I know I used this in my last post and even though everyone understands it, do they really? Here’s a wonderful article by a cancer survivor, and yes she talks mostly about the post-cancer survival, but one of her survival venues she uses is sewing. I liked […]

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From Beginner and Beyond – Making that Leap to the next level

Let’s be honest.  There’s no secret pill or certificate that will give you the professional results automatically.  Even after you have learned all there is to know about sewing (as if you could) and making a garment, if you’re not using it and honing that skill, you’ll […]

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From Beginner to Beyond – Cutting, Sewing and Pressing

Wow – these seem like such important parts why put them in one post.  Actually you’ve already done so much of the work, that this is the pleasure part.  That’s what good prep work will do for you.   Cutting -Do yourself a favor and make some […]

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From Beginning and Beyond – Prepping for the Project

This is where the neatest and some other prep steps begin to pay off. Now you have your selection of fabric(s) and pattern(s) home and you’re ready to start. Measurements:  You can’t go any further without some good measurements.  They can vary, but the standard ones you […]

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