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Nude is the New Sheer

In recent years (post Grunge) we’ve been going through a lace and that lead to see-thru look and last spring with the fall shows and red carpet season, we saw another trend….nude. Anyone who was anyone wore nude:                   […]

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Extolling the benefits of the Flow

What is Flow? According to psychologist, it is a state in which your mind is so absorbed that you can’t think about other things.  Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says that our state of perception is such that our brains can only handle so much input, after that it can’t […]

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Remembering

Before the twin towers, and before the runners crossed the finished line, we knew the pain that a city suffers after an attack like this.  Those days after, when our local paper made a conscious decision to select just a few of the deceased to feature each […]

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Get Ready!

Get Ready!

What if I were to tell you there’s a better way to get clothes? What if I were to tell you there’s a cheaper way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a faster way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a […]

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Losing Skills

As many of the artisans, designers and manufactures have lamented these past decades, the skills that it takes to make are being lost little by little. NOTE:  Claire is on her soapbox again, so just be patient while she vents!!! This doesn’t seem all that alarming or […]

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Guest Post with Kay Young aka The Sewing Lawyer

Guest Post with Kay Young aka The Sewing Lawyer

In more posts from ladies who have working careers AND sew, here’s a guest interview from Kay Young also known as the Sewing Lawyer. The point of these guest blogs is to demonstrate that even if you think you don’t have enough time, it’s balderdash….as evidenced by […]

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Why is this a good jacket pattern?

There are a number of things that are right about this jacket from BurdaStyle. This is the basic pattern, and it does have a little younger cut, but it’s a cut that is classic enough that it works for a lot of different styles – ingenue and […]

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Rituals

Rituals

Rituals are a basic need with humans just as much as air, food, shelter and clothing.  They keep us sane when things go awry (or even worse, when the whole Earth falls out from under us). They work toward even helping us get past blocks and barricades […]

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Practice

I read a morning roundup of RSS feeds which have a lot of interesting ideas.  But the other morning, I ran across something that reminded me again how important some basics are. One is practice. This sounds fairly boring, self-evident and plainly something you can skip and […]

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Dressed Up or Dressed Down

There was this blog post this morning on my roundup of RSS feeds, and it poses an interesting question.  For someone who has had to get up early, dressed up (at least for work in a suit, etc.), and commute into town, is now able to work […]

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