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Minimalist vs Cheap – Why is This So Hard?

I’m sure you all know my stance on this, but I like the connotation of this graphic, cause it does so suit.   And don’t misunderstand me here – I’m not for curing all the world’s ills – I can’t do that.  It just seems illogical to me […]

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The Sleeve Head

The Sleeve Head is one of those techniques that strikes terror in the hearts of many sewists.  And it doesn’t need to be that way. This is ONE technique that I remember complaining about to my mentor when I was apprenticing under her….you CAN’T get that much […]

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CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

CFDA, Olsen Twins and more

I affectionately refer to the Olsen Twins as the Addams Family Twins cause they do look like they belong there. Mostly cause, even when they’re smiling they look sad somehow.  It’s hard to have any sort of realistic view of life when you grow up in front […]

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Beginner or Just Restarting?

Beginner or Just Restarting?

I saw this the other day and got me thinking.   Sometimes the problems with sewing are really in our perception of what we’re doing.  We all have phases where we’re really hot and then other times when we’re really not hot!!!  And it’s easy to get […]

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Sewing with Style – Part Deux

OK – so yesterday I talked a little about some wonderful easy style guides to help you wander through the maze that fashion has now become.  It’s more like a whatever you want muddle of inundation than anything else.  When everything is offered, how do you tell […]

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Sewing with Style

Sewing with Style

There’s some interesting takes on he new “Core” style or “Minimalist” look.  Both are good takes on a classic look, and it’s fun to go through some of them.  These are from an article here, but here’s my take on these looks.  It’s important to realize that […]

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Million-Dollar Tastes

Million-Dollar Tastes

What happens when you have tastes that reach far past your purse? Do you automatically give them up? Do you sit wistfully at your computer screen wishing for that million-dollar sweepstakes announcer to arrive? Well, neither one of those is a very good solution – – at […]

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Basic Fitting

The 1st & 2nd of June, I’m teaching Basic Fitting – a new class.  This is like the Pants Pattern Class on steroids, as it’s the bodice (close to the face) which is the most important part of the garment. This is also where the garment hangs […]

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Snapchat

Are you like me – another app?….puhlease!! I sorta heard about this early on, and even though it was highly recommended to me, I was like – yeah, ri-i-i-ght!!! But I’ve been thinking about this lately and I’ve been fooling around with it. I put up two […]

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Ticklin’ the Muse

Ticklin' the Muse

Working creatively is not like working in any other profession. There are starts and stops to all forms of creative working.  It’s important to know that and it’s important to know some guidelines for those stops and starts. For example, have you been sewing along fine, and […]

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