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Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum

Have you ever seen one of these?  They’re fascinating and thy show the rotation of the Earth.  It would seem that a pendulum swings in the same plane (as in geometry plane) but it doesn’t if allowed to swing freely for a day.  To mark this when […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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Sometimes I Just Get Hit With Practicality

Sometimes I Just Get Hit With Practicality

There’s no one – I mean NO ONE – who loves extravagant clothing more than me, and I’ve done some pretty wild things in my past to satisfy that extravagant taste and had a lot of fun with it. But I was always just a little practical.  […]

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The Stories of Our Clothes

The Stories of Our Clothes

Almost everything I make has a story.  Simple because most of the time there is thought that goes into the garment and usually there is a purpose to the garment. This sort of attitude I think is indicative of sewists who have always put more thought into […]

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A Brief History of Fashion (As I Know It!)

A Brief History of Fashion (As I Know It!)

I haven’t been here as long as some other people, and even as long as some members of my family, and I’m sure there are some members of my family who think I’ve been here too long!!!! But I’ve been here long enough to see several trends […]

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Fit (According to the Fast/Cheap Fashion Industry)

Fit (According to the Fast/Cheap Fashion Industry)

There are many secrets the FCF (fast/cheap fashion) industry doesn’t want you to know.  One is probably gnawing at the bone of all of us that the labor force used to assembly clothing borders on slave labor.  And it’s something we all enable when we buy FCF […]

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Why Would You Buy Fast-Cheap Fashion

Why Would You Buy Fast-Cheap Fashion

It’s hard to understand that spending more money is actually cheaper…..but it is.  So many people believe that buying something at $3.80 can’t be expensive, no matter how many times you buy it.  But that’s exactly what the FCF (fast/cheap fashion) moguls hope you will believe.   Here’s […]

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Inspiration or Theft

Inspiration or Theft

This is a common theme in design and sewing.  What is the line between copying a design and being inspired by it. Giselle Defares does a good job of laying out the dilemma here, cause it’s one that every designer has gone through – on both sides […]

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Fashion in the Age of Cheap

Fashion in the Age of Cheap

As summer turns into fall, the Fall Fashion season kicks into full force. The Fall Season has always been known as the beginning of the fashion season, which makes it the most important fashion season of the year. But fashion today is different that the glory days […]

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Student of Professionalism

Student of Professionalism

What I really mean here is at what point does your sewing reach a professional level.  And although we sewists are most interested in answering that question, it does permeate through the art world.  One dictum says that you must practice about 10,000 (that comes out to […]

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