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There’s Classic and Then There’s Classic!

There's Classic and Then There's Classic!

Classic is bounced around a lot these days and it’s gotten to the point that some folks like to include everything in classic.  That may work for some folks, but it’s not the truth, and I really do want to keep it real here.  After all I’m […]

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Wedding Day

Wedding Day

To say this was a labor of love, is an understatement.  Halley’s great grandmother gave me my first Bernina and my sewing turned professional almost overnight (hence my recommendation of using a good machine). I have been wanting to give back for generations, and finally got the […]

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When Does Sewing Become More Than Just Techniques

Lots of times in my classes and on boards and profiles around the net, I see that up-and-coming sewists want to learn this or that technique, with their thinking that if they know enough of them then they can sew well.  All they need to do is […]

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Inspiration

Inspiration

So where do you get your inspiration?  I get mine usually from my RSS feed or just perusing around the net.  But one thing is for sure, when someone says “classic” I’m all over it in nothing flat.  Actually this didn’t say classic it was more like […]

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Fall is Coming!

….and it’s time to think about clearing out some of the rif-raf out of your closet. I know – it’s hot;  the middle of summer;  you’re headed for vacation (or getting the little kiddos back to school to get your sewing room back), or…… But here’s the […]

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Who is Karl Lagerfeld and Why Should We Care?

Who is Karl Lagerfeld and Why Should We Care?

In the Beginning, there was Chanel – right?  Don’t all sewists and fashionistas start with Chanel?  Well, you can’t get any better. Or can you? This cover from the New Yorker magazine September 2010, just shows how important Karl Lagerfeld is.  There was Chanel and who could […]

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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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