Archive for August 2012

Congratulations Belinda!!!

How cool is this…on page 9 of the new Vogue Patterns is our very own Belinda.  I met her when she took a tailoring class and then a Chanel Jacket class. She is an accomplished sewists and her work is beautiful.  She is also an accomplished heirloom […]

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Burdastyle September, 2012

It’s been a while since I’ve been wowed by a new issue of Burdastyle, but September did it for me. I’ve been going through a Katrantzou obsession lately and honestly can’t get enough of the plethora of prints that a person can put together, when Burda is […]

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Where’s the next market for clothes.

I’m still working my way through Overdressed:  The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Clothing, which is to the point of how we got where we are.  It is filled with stats and figured, which isn’t all that important, except that the author as done her homework very […]

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Anna Wintour’s slideshow

  For whatever you may think of Anna Wintour, she does know her stuff, and she’s managed, albeit not the way I would have picked, to keep Vogue Magazine the top fashion magazine. And although she can be controversial (maybe this is the way she keeps her […]

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Mary Katrantzou

Katrantzou – either that’s a new dance or a massive tongue-twister!  Whatever, this young designer is really making a name for herself and really fast.   She’s actually cute and has such a playful way about herself.  She just seems very appealing, in that she appears to […]

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The Olympics and Sewing

It’s been fun to watch the Olympics and watching amateurs succeed.  And too it’s been fun to watch London welcome the Olympians, even though it’s a deep dark secret that not much money is made, who wouldn’t refuse a trip to London?  If you get the chance […]

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Why is fit so important?

I know you sewists are told over and over to fit, fit, fit and everything will be glorious, you will be thinner, richer and smarter.  OK, part of that is true – the thinner part, but the rest I’m not sure about.  But you may feel richer […]

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This is my idea of couture

Couture has sort of lost it’s panache and style these last decades or so, but it’s coming back with a vengeance lately, and some from Paris, but amazingly enough a lot from London.  Alexander McQueen was a master at the artful dress, Stella McCartney is making her […]

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