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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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How To Pick Out A Pattern From Your Measurements

This is really part two of yesterday’s post: How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern, picking out pattern according to shoulder measurement. In most cases, patterns are multi-sized and this can really help us in more ways than one – mostly in that we can pick […]

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How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

How to Pick Out The Right Sized Pattern

This is a typical question from a lot of my student and subscribers.  Here’s the bottom line on this:  what is the hardest part to alter? I know you’re saying all of it – well, not so fast, there really is a pecking order here and it […]

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What Are Your Most Important Sewing Goals/Needs?

When you sit down to sew, what are the most important skills you want to have? What do you want to learn better and more efficiently than anything else in sewing? I would love to hear your response to this, because what I get in my class […]

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Where Are You With Your Sewing?

Where Are You With Your Sewing?

That may sound like a strange question this time of year while you’re out and about in a creative celebratory mood, but  it’s interesting to just observe while you’re in the creative spirit.  What’s interesting to note is: Do you limit yourself? Do you shy away from […]

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Black Friday

Black Friday

Is so called not because it’s meant to have some sort of dark evilness about all the haranguing of consumers to shop, shop, shop (although you have to wonder sometimes);  it received this name originally cause this is when retailers make the profit for the year:  they […]

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The Direction of RTW Clothes

The Direction of RTW Clothes

Two articles in this morning’s feed that were of interest on this subject, and both of the bemoan the lack of quality in clothes. (Click the pics below to go to the articles)     Part of the lack of quality in clothes, these days, is the […]

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Imagination and Inspiration

After you learn to sew, or often while you are learning to sew, what propels you to the next level is your imagination and your inspiration.  That can take many forms. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a few synapses blinking in the little imagination section of your […]

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