Archive for October 2012

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

OK – he didn’t call, but that’s my fantasy. I REALLY admire this guy.  Yes, he’s sorta nutty looking and he looks like he wouldn’t invent, discover and paraticularly create anything classic. And let me tell you.  Prima Donna was invented for this guy.  He’s announced when […]

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The Row

….is the name of Mark-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line of clothes.  They’ve now been in the biz about 10 years, and you could say that not only are they still around, but they are making a success of the fashion biz.  It’s almost everyday you get a […]

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Aren’t we lucky?

You know we women really are.  I read this article and thought – how dull it is to dress like a businessman?  (Although they can ad a little life to their wardrobe when they want, and this was NOT the place to experiment – bringing up another […]

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This is NOT a political statement…

….we have enough of that lately, but this is a reality check. It’s a very real look at the cost of fine clothing.  This is to put things in perspective about what good clothing costs, and more importantly to put the appropriate and realistic value on your […]

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What Not to Wear

Sometimes it’s just as helpful to see what not to wear as it is to see what to wear and why. Here’s some ideas of what I’m talking about Both of these (above and below) have the same problem – they are sloppy and too loose around […]

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Classes for October

Every time you go to the store or you look through a fashion magazine, do you wish you could sew some of the things you see? How many times do you find the perfect pattern in the book, and dismiss it because you think it’s too difficult? […]

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Class Subjects

When I set up my classes, folks like to have titles to them – Pants Pattern, Mannequin, Jacket Tailoring – all that stuff.  When in reality, I like to teach just about anything. But when students call me and say, what should I do?  I follow up […]

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Too Expensive?

Lots of times we sewists see things in the catalog and think,”Wow, that would look great,” and then try and find some really nice fabric, and suddenly we’re thinking – dang, that’s way too much. This post is to help you put things in perspective.  It’s going […]

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Prabal Gurung

This young designer from Nepal is garnering all sorts of accolades by all the right people – IOW, lots of really important folks are wearing his garments.   Click the photo for the article. But what I like about this is a return to more normal and more wearable clothes. […]

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