Archive for December 2012

Channeling Karl

I know you think I’m obsessed with Karl Lagerfeld now, but I’m doing another jacket and having a blast with it…..this is going to be my first “Spring” colored jacket and I’m really excited about that. This is really way more orange than it looks, and I […]

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Consumer Reports rating for sewing machines

I really like Consumer Reports as they take no advertising, and you do have to subscribe to their magazine or online service (I prefer the online service as their whole database is searchable – love that). And their ratings of almost any product are usually right on….when […]

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Oops – a goof on your most favorite garment!

Ok – so the holidays are over – well almost, and you’ve gotten through most of it, except there’s a spill or a spot of some kind on one of your most favorite garments – and now what do you do? Well, I will be honest.  The […]

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The Business of Fit

This is an interesting site that I enjoy perusing for news in the fashion business.  And this morning, this shows up (in my news feed) and quite frankly I’m chuckling a little. This is all about how to get a better fit in RTW – it’s like […]

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From Burda to Simplicity

This Burda pattern is really good – if your BWOF goes back to 2008 – Good For You!  It’s a great GREAT pattern. What’s hidden in here that you can’t see is a dart on the outside seam of the bib feature.  And then the curved under […]

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OK – so the world didn’t end….let’s celebrate.

Well, since the world hasn’t ended, let’s celebrate with a little freebie!!! The other day on Ann‘s blog she was showing off this really neat turtleneck – KwikSew 2740.  And I took one look and thought – I love it.  I have this thin bird neck and […]

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A Great Christmas gift – Sewing Lessons

I remember being in grade school and looking in the store at the selection of outfits for Barbie.  To be honest, there wasn’t much of a selection.  And also to be honest, I had seen some pretty slick ensembles that there was no way they were going […]

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To stretch or not to stretch

When shopping online and sewing with knits…it’s good to know what you’re sewing with – I know – duh statement, but knits have a special qualification that will make sewing with them sooooo much easier Here’s an example.  Ann includes really wonderful descriptions of her fabrics from […]

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And what to my wondering eyes should appear…..

No it’s not Santa, but almost as good. Remember Ms. Menkes great coat from yesterday…well, what should I get in the mail today (it’s always a banner day) my new Burda.  I always find something fun in there. And this month something REALLY extra. I think this […]

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Suzy Menkes

I’m not sure a lot of folks have heard of her.  But she’s very powerful and really infectious.  I sometimes forget she’s out there with all the Annas, Graces, Corines, and Andrés.  But she’s a delight. Don’t you just feel erudite after listening to that accent – […]

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