Archive for May 2014

Getting off the fast fashion habit

Getting off the fast fashion habit

One of the big puzzles for me, is that so may consumers today continue to purchase poorly made clothing with poorly made components.  Even after understanding and seeing the benefits of sewing and the experience and knowledge that sewing gives you, many people prefer to ignore this, […]

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The Pressinatrix Interview

Yes, that’s right. You read that right. The famous Pressinatrix (and her alter ego, Ann Steeves of Gorgeous Fabrics fame), has awarded yours truly an exclusive sit-down to discuss the pressing matters of sewing. And that’s only the beginning of the groaning puns, so prepare yourself! SA: […]

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Grey vs Not Grey

Grey vs Not Grey

I’ve blogged about this before, but this site had a great list of those who look better (or at least as good) as they did with their natural color.  And they’re right. Who could argue with some of their selections: But even here there’s some cheating: Carole […]

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My Mannequin Class

In my mannequin class, I use the foam form with the canvas cover model.  The form and cover are not cheap, and certainly not the cheapest model out there.  Here’s the description of the class and the form. Today I was perusing around and found this ad: […]

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Knits Really Aren’t That Hard

Just like anything that’s new, it’s a difficult at first.  The thing you have to remember is that the hardest time you will have with a new technique or method will be the first time.  Don’t get discouraged.  It’s normal for it to be hard the first […]

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Timing Is Everything

If you’re a comedian or actor that’s understandable.  But for the rest of us, that may seem a bit out of the ordinary and really not applicable. Not so fast there.  Time and knowledge are probably the most valuable assets we posses.  And it’s our ability to […]

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Isn’t It Time We Stop Living In The 70’s

Isn't It Time We Stop Living In The 70's

I mean I love a great retro fashion just as much as the next gal/guy, but honestly, I think we’ve moved past some stereotypes here, and yet, there are some who don’t want to move on. Last night watching the telly (sometimes I like to travel with […]

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