Archive for January 2013

Sometimes the show isn’t on the runway.

It’s on the front row of the fashion shows. OK this is probably a little (just a little?) juvenile for us, but there’s a lot to take away.  Although all this criss-cross of the plaid is interesting, and can lead to some interesting possibilities. This is Burda […]

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The SAGs

Aaaaa – another awards red carpet – and so much to like. This dress has so much, and yet so classic.  That bodice line is a killer fabulous line. What makes it especially work is the shape and placement of the armholes.  This is a great look […]

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What’s the best advice you’ve every gotten

From the starlets on the red carpet about the best advice they’ve ever received,  particularly as we start the red carpet season, here’s some interesting comments. You can click on the dresses to see a larger picture, but the dresses really aren’t the point. Ginnifer Goodwin “Tailoring […]

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New Class Schedule Posted

The class schedule for this spring is posted here (you can also click on “Class Schedule” on the toolbar at the top of the page).   This spring I’m doing a Beginning Sewing – with Simplicity 2339 a very fine pattern for a blouse, or if you […]

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And now for what’s right about fashion….

I talk a lot about fashion, which may seem odd on a sewing blog, but let’s face it – this is where the next ideas are coming from – that’s what we expect from designers.  What’s the fun or use of sewing up the same old thing […]

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A Question from Sandra

I absolutely adore questions from my readers, which sounds a little funny doesn’t it.  You would think most folks in my position would be bored with questions.  I mean I’ve been doing this and making a living at it for 35 years, so why in the world […]

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Golden Globes Fashion

Lots of “tricky” stuff – and by that I mean  – lots of extra “add ons” and “take aways” that don’t really make sense other than being artistic!!!!  And one thing’s for sure, actors and actress love to be artistic.  Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t, […]

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It’s nice to know that even the stars make mistakes

….and we can learn from them – here are some things to learn from this weeks worst dressed: Jennifer is darling and has a killer great figure, but…. But even the best can have muffin top looks…this is what happens when: You get your waistline too low […]

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The Awards Season

I just love it when the Oscars are announced: Cause it means that not only do we get in on all the scuttlebutt of why one was left out and another was included, but it means FASHION……and it’s already started….well the inside scoop has, but also the […]

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Canyou tell the difference?

Well, of course you can, but the question really becomes….. ….which body shape looks more normal? I think this is really educational because you begin to see just how irregular those waif-thin models look on the runway, ergo the clothes in stores that are sized for these […]

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