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Couture of the Old Days

Couture of the Old Days

Reading an article this morning reminds me back to the days of the old couture, when if you weren’t invited to the couture show, you not only couldn’t see the clothes, you didn’t even know what the styles were….then press and such started going….Elsa Klench with Style […]

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Fitting Know How

Fitting Know How

Nothing brings students to class faster and keeps people sewing more than fitting and sewing a well fitted garment.  But there’s a catch in that fitting.  The catch is:  What if you don’t know what a good fit is?  How can you tell if you have one […]

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Comic Con

Comic Con

I’m late in coming to this, but this has now grown into a huge big deal.  The big one is held in San Diego, and it’s gotten so big, that it has it’s own red carpet, and me being the fashion addict that I am can’t resist […]

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Sloper Creations

Sometimes it’s real hard to understand the myriad of benefits of having a sloper.  There’s a great blog talking about this, and it starts at the basics: You have to know the rules to break them. That’s what a sloper is all about.  The sloper is like […]

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Minimalist vs Cheap – Why is This So Hard?

I’m sure you all know my stance on this, but I like the connotation of this graphic, cause it does so suit.   And don’t misunderstand me here – I’m not for curing all the world’s ills – I can’t do that.  It just seems illogical to me […]

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The Sleeve Head

The Sleeve Head is one of those techniques that strikes terror in the hearts of many sewists.  And it doesn’t need to be that way. This is ONE technique that I remember complaining about to my mentor when I was apprenticing under her….you CAN’T get that much […]

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CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

I affectionately refer to the Olsen Twins as the Addams Family Twins cause they do look like they belong there. Mostly cause, even when they’re smiling they look sad somehow.  It’s hard to have any sort of realistic view of life when you grow up in front […]

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Beginner or Just Restarting?

Beginner or Just Restarting?

I saw this the other day and got me thinking.   Sometimes the problems with sewing are really in our perception of what we’re doing.  We all have phases where we’re really hot and then other times when we’re really not hot!!!  And it’s easy to get […]

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Sewing with Style – Part Deux

OK – so yesterday I talked a little about some wonderful easy style guides to help you wander through the maze that fashion has now become.  It’s more like a whatever you want muddle of inundation than anything else.  When everything is offered, how do you tell […]

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Sewing with Style

Sewing with Style

There’s some interesting takes on he new “Core” style or “Minimalist” look.  Both are good takes on a classic look, and it’s fun to go through some of them.  These are from an article here, but here’s my take on these looks.  It’s important to realize that […]

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