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Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday

This is popular on the social media sites, and it is kinda fun….so I thought as a “Throw Back” I would do a roundup of some of the month’s posts over on Facebook. If you haven’t friended me over there, I do post little bits and pieces […]

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Student Report

One of the most fun things to teach is when we “knock off” a designer.  And the real truth is that we usually don’t knock it off.  What we do is use the garment as inspiration and develop into a garment that is much more useful and […]

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Artists Have Always Morphed the Female Body

And what we have to realize is that the photos that we see on the runway and particularly in the fashion magazines are all altered.  They aren’t even close to reality which can cause a lot of problems with the people looking at these photos. There are […]

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Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene

This was a designer who hit his hey-day around the 80′s.  There was a huge push on for ornamentation and splendor, but Beene seem to have his own take on splendor away from the main obvious trend. It was certainly splendor in its own way, but not […]

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What’s the Big Deal about Activewear?

What's the Big Deal about Activewear?

Believe it or not, this has been one of those trends that’s been with us but without us noticing.  It’s just that the business gurus of fashion have started noticing and dang it if they aren’t right! So you say:  “Claire, I’m not wearing that stuff.  I’ve […]

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And this is why I like Lagerfeld

Not only has he taken over the reigns of a fabulous smart and stylish maison in Paris, but he has continued the tradition year after year with witty, smart, fresh designs on the original model set up by Mme. Chanel.  That sounds like it would be a […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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The Answer to Activewear pockets

I HAVE to have pockets in my activewear.  I need them to be in a place that is out of the way but convenient – yeah, I know that’s not even close to the same thing, but there it is – that’s what I want. And there […]

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Activewear

Activewear

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about activewear and it’s not just a pop in the pan.  If you stop to think about it – it’s pretty logical. This is an awful lot of buzz for something that’s not quite a trend.  And it looks […]

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Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

You know me – I love fashion, and I love beautiful fashion even more – so here’s some summertime eye candy. What’s prettier than a beautiful full-skirted summer dress.  And the pleating at the waist – acting as little mini darts equally spaced all the way around […]

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