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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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A Series of Three

A Series of Three

I’ve had a lot of fun with these, and I’m not finished…I have some more fabric and they do go up fast.  Once you do one, the others go up really fast.             These were a lot of fun, and they let […]

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This Is An Intervention!!!!

This Is An Intervention!!!!

As a dyslexic child, back in the days of my grade school, educators and experts in child development, either didn’t know what this was and therefore certainly didn’t know what to do about it or how to teach dyslexics or learning disabled children.  I was therefore placed […]

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Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

From the very first when I had any sort of fashion sense I remember liking this lady. Sophistication, Savoir faire, style, smoothness and sexy.  And sexy in a very sizzling purposeful and serious sort of way.  IOW, don’t tangle with her, cause you’re liable to get eaten […]

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Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

How can you not like some of these fashions.  OK the shoulder pads are a little extreme, the lengths a little too long, but the tailoring and fit – you’re almost willing to forgive anything for that quality fit!  Here‘s a the whole group, but I couldn’t […]

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What Is Cool?

What Is Cool?

Yeah, well this is a little eye-candy from another generation:   Everything and I mean EVERYTHING this guy did was cool.  He had to have been pursued by every active female in 500 mile radius and how he stayed married to the lovely Joann is even cooler!!! […]

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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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