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Spring Weddings – Emily

Spring Weddings - Emily

Again, there is NOTHING more fun for me than taking an older dress and making it all new again. Emily was a client who came to me with her old deb dress and wanted to create something new for her. Her new dress is a lot more […]

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Spring Weddings – Kathleen

Spring Weddings - Kathleen

Each wedding brings its own set of puzzles to be solved.  That is what is so much fun about what I’ve done.  OK, I’ve solved this puzzle and that one, give me another – love a new puzzle.  Kathleen was a whole lot of fun and she […]

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Spring Weddings – Rafia

Spring Weddings - Rafia

Not all my brides have trekked down the aisle, however enough so that I can finally show you what I’ve been up to this spring.  Weddings come in bunches – every 4 or 5 years, there’s a bunch.  I have a philosophy I’ve worked out about this over […]

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THE Dress! (aka Meghan’s Wedding gown)

THE Dress! (aka Meghan's Wedding gown)

We artists who create for our valued clients, often have a joke:  when the client says, “It’s very simple,” we always gulp.  There are several reasons for this but the most important is that simple cannot hide any mistakes.  IOW, if you make one wrong move on […]

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Changing How We Purchase Clothing

Changing How We Purchase Clothing

This is an ongoing theme with designers and in particular the nurseries of designers and future manufacturers of clothing.  The colleges and schools are wrestling constantly not only with curriculum but the mindset of how to make a more sustainable clothing item.  And this article this morning […]

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Hot Off the Presses

Hot Off the Presses

This news is hot and very recent so wanted to share now. This is a list of the most searched for brands on the internet.  Why is this important? Because this is where the trends are moving Because this is at least worth a look (trends need […]

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Minimalism vs a Well-Order Life

Minimalism vs a Well-Order Life

So what’s all this malarkey about this living without so much stuff?  I mean, I’ve worked hard, and I should be able to choose whatever I want and how much of whatever I want – isn’t that the purpose of working hard and having some money in my budget […]

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Facebook’s Future

Facebook's Future

One thing about the news media is for sure – they can jump on a topic du jour faster than a speeding bullet train!  Most of the time this is stuff that’s rather foolish like fads that are specific to certain colors that you must have or else […]

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In This Morning’s Post….

In This Morning's Post....

….was a wealth of headlines made for sewists.  Oh, those poor people who can’t/won’t/don’t sew!!!!  They have such limited selections and it’s getting more limited! Over on Financial Times, there’s the headline:  Zara Inditex Ramp Up Digital Assault.  For those of you who are new here, Inditex […]

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Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

I was really shocked to find out that Givenchy died only a few days ago.  If you would have asked me yesterday, I would have known that he died decades ago being part of that indomitable force of designers who catapulted Paris back to the fashion capital after World […]

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