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French Quilted Jacket

French Quilted Jacket

Or as I like to call it the FQJ for short.  This is that famous jacket from France that everyone wants.  From the grandest of grande dames of high society to the most forward of music divas, all of them find the jacket not only appropriate for […]

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The Shoulder

The Shoulder

I get this lots of times in my class and it’s one of those things that students don’t even know to ask – where’s the shoulder?!  I guess it shows how fashion has so moved the goalposts that basic things like the shoulder placement aren’t really considered.  […]

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Stigma of Trade School

Stigma of Trade School

I find this article very interesting, and like a lot of articles today about trade schools it tells a similar story – that story is that a lot of kids who are bright, and some even have college degrees, opt for trade school, where most parents would shudder […]

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The Kate and Amal Effect

The Kate and Amal Effect

Lately, I’ve been railing about this or that, so thought it was time for a positive view on fashion, cause it sure needs it.  Lots of times, when fashion gets really weird, I forget the runway all together in search of some style that’s real, practical, beautiful, […]

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What’s Going On With Couture?

What's Going On With Couture?

Couture has always been a strange duck.  For years it’s always been a little quirky and strange, but for the most part, it was filled with beautiful clothes.  But it was secret, at least until it was time for collections to hit the stores, and then it […]

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Promises Kept

Promises Kept

Years ago, when I was a feisty young thing, I didn’t have enough sense to pick out a vocation that would be easy to find mentors, teachers, and educators.  I had to pick some obscure passion for sewing.  About the time I got ready to learn how […]

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Where Oh Where Is Your Waist?

Where Oh Where Is Your Waist?

Yes, I know this is a burning question in your mind, but seriously, this is one of those sneaky things that you don’t think about but you should.  Here’s why:  if you do not know where your true waist is, you could have massive problems when you […]

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New Trends in Fashion Retail

New Trends in Fashion Retail

I take the BOF (Business of Fashion) newsletter and it’s always filled with interesting little tidbits, with this morning’s article, The Retail Apocalypse Is Back.  You have to subscribe to see it, but the basics are that retail is having a hard time blaming tariffs and rental […]

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What I See A Lot Of

What I See A Lot Of

You would think it would be a mess of fabric that is so tangled there is no hope of help much less detangling it. But no. What I see the very most of with my students and people who come to me for sewing help is They […]

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Sewing is Like Traveling on a Line

Sewing is Like Traveling on a Line

So what in the world does this mean?  It means that sewing is a process.  It’s like learning math – you must learn that 2 + 2 = 4 before you can learn that 4 x 4 = 16.  It’s that simple.  And yes a lot of […]

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