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Archive for December 2012

The Lament of Designer Creativity

Suzy Menkes (fashion editor of the International Herald Tribune), has it right on in her new article, about the lament of the loss of true couture. What she’s talking about is the artistic director(they are no longer called designers) are at the whim of whatever the financial […]

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The White Shirt Fabric

OMG – if there’s a fabric that’s perfect and has been created perfectly for the white shirt it is LONG STAPLE COTTON I swear you put your hand on this stuff and you’ll drool for hours.  It looks like a very subtle, high quality silk, but it’s […]

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The White Shirt

Like the LBD (Little Black Dress) the white shirt is a mainstay in any well-appointed wardrobe. Why? Cause it goes with so much…. (OK – it’s summertime, but I’m wistful this morning thinking of summertime sunsets at night and not in the middle of the afternoon!!!!) It […]

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What to ask for this Christmas

My students ask what’s the best thing to ask for this Christmas in the sewing studio, so for my December mini-newsletter (I’m publishing two of these as well as the main newsletter) I divert from fashion to talk about the well-appointed sewing studio. Of course the first […]

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Croquis

  Croquis – cro·quis [kroh-kee; French kraw-kee] noun, plural cro·quis [-keez; French -kee] a rough preliminary drawing; sketch. And that’s just about says it all – so that’s all for today’s post!!!   No, only kidding. Kristen, one of my subscribers, had an interesting dilemma over the […]

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More Fitting Inspiration

So OK – you haven’t got the perfect figure: First and foremost – no one does. Second – yes, Virginia, you can still be fitted. But where to go for inspiration?  Aren’t all regularly-shaped folks’ photos banned from the internet? Well, no – and there are a […]

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The Stigma of Fitting

The most common reason I hear of why folks don’t sew for themselves is that they can’t be fitted.  Their body is just…..well…..un-fitable.  And they’ve tried over and over, and often get stuck in the same place again and again. This does not have to be, and […]

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