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Matching Prints

This is one of those things that is in the eye of the beholder, but even then there are some rules.  One of the best ways to study this is to look at the designers. Here is a Koos from Vogue 1377 and shows a great combination […]

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It’s the Duchess’s Birthday….

Which one?…our fav – the Duchess of Cambridge!  And what could be more fun than to take a look back at some of her style. Why is this even worthy of a second (third or fourth for that matter) look?  Because this gal knows her limits and […]

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Why A Pattern Isn’t Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

Why A Pattern Isn't Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

I watch (or hear) students go to the sewing store and get a pattern and then wander home and loose the inspiration or just not want to make it up.  They were sorta excited at the store, but not so much now. The truth is that a […]

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My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys….

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys....

….but I got lured away by a Scot this fall!!!! And when that happens, my wardrobe isn’t far behind. Mostly I can do just about anything I want, so my wardrobe usually follows my heart.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m still here on Earth and that […]

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What Would Claire Sew?

What Would Claire Sew?

This is something fun to start.   I’m starting a whole series of fitting newsletters…..starting with the Apple in January – how to fit that figure and all the problems that arise and most of all how to flatter that figure with some great design slight-of-hand skills.  There’s […]

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New Avatar

I love the New Year cause it gives you the excuse to do a lot of new things (like cleaning out the closet and sewing up some new stuff!!!) So I’m starting out the New Year with fitting in the newsletters, and don’t ask me why but […]

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I LOVE Classic Stuff

It’s just the cat’s meow…..it last fooooooooever, I wear it over and over and over (apparently I’m not the only one), and it’s just plain ole easy.  I don’t have to sit and figure out what I’m going to wear, I just put on my classic outfits […]

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This is Hilarious……sorta

Perusing over on Instagram (I’m@sewingartistry) and this cute thing pops up: And ain’t it the way. For a lot of young kids entering the marketplace, this is a real confusing fact of life, and it is a fact of life.  The way most kids get around it […]

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Watching the “Anti” FCF Trend

Watching the "Anti" FCF Trend

Watching this trend work it’s way through various aspects of the fashion industry is going to be fascinating.  What has happened with FCF (fast/cheap fashion) is that it has (appropriately enough in a free-market system) responded to the trend of fashion….that trend 20 years ago was to […]

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Cosplay

Cosplay

This is a new – or relatively new – movement or term for folks who derive inspiration from media, tv, movies for their clothes and costumes.  Then they get dressed up and go to conventions where there are other folks dressed up and they have fun doing […]

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