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Where To Start

Where To Start

Boy that’s a loaded question – where indeed!  I did a Facebook post on my Claire wall, that was about a gal who went back to a quality garment 22 years old that was a classic.  This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you […]

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You Do Know About the Freebie?…..

You know about the freebie little tidbit I do every week. It’s a weekly freebie to keep track of what’s going on here at SewingArtistry.  There are things I share here that only folks who sign up get.   So take the plunge and sign up!!!

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Differences

Differences

We are all different.  Hopefully that’s a fairly acceptable and widely acknowledged fact.  As a matter of fact, it’s more often than not considered to be an asset.  Who would want to look like everyone else – like another clone from a robot line?  I sure wouldn’t. […]

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Prints with Prints Are Always Hard

Putting print with print is always hard, but we can learn from the experts….take a look at this garment. First realize that designers often have one or two looks to get the eye of the editors of fashion magazines who will press (publicize) their designs, and if […]

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Matching Prints

This is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder, but even then there are some rules.  One of the best ways to study this is to look at the designers. Here is a Koos from Vogue 1377 and shows a great combination […]

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It’s the Duchess’s Birthday….

Which one?…our fav – the Duchess of Cambridge!  And what could be more fun than to take a look back at some of her style. Why is this even worthy of a second (third or fourth for that matter) look?  Because this gal knows her limits and […]

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Why A Pattern Isn’t Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

Why A Pattern Isn't Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

I watch (or hear) students go to the sewing store and get a pattern and then wander home and loose the inspiration or just not want to make it up.  They were sorta excited at the store, but not so much now. The truth is that a […]

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys….

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys....

….but I got lured away by a Scot this fall!!!! And when that happens, my wardrobe isn’t far behind. Mostly I can do just about anything I want, so my wardrobe usually follows my heart.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still here on Earth and that […]

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What Would Claire Sew?

What Would Claire Sew?

This is something fun to start.   I’m starting a whole series of fitting newsletters…..starting with the Apple in January – how to fit that figure and all the problems that arise and most of all how to flatter that figure with some great design slight-of-hand skills.  There’s […]

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New Avatar

I love the New Year cause it gives you the excuse to do a lot of new things (like cleaning out the closet and sewing up some new stuff!!!) So I’m starting out the New Year with fitting in the newsletters, and don’t ask me why but […]

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