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Inspiration vs Imitation

Inspiration vs Imitation

So in the discussion on my Facebook Profile about the last blog about Why Sew?,  there was a mention of another outfit I’ve been oodling over…Brianna Randall Fraser’s Patchwork Shirt.  So who in the world is Brianna Randall?  As some of you may know I’m a huge Outlander […]

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Why Sew?

Why Sew?

This morning I’m doing something a little different. I also write a weekly outreach that is geared toward a sewing-minded audience, whereas the blog is more general. IOW, the blog is geared for those who might not necessarily sew but are interested in it. But this morning, […]

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Doing What I Love Most

Doing What I Love Most

Nothing like starting out the new year with something that I love to do, which is designing and making a gown that is: custom fit flattering fit (and those are two different things) comfortable beautiful But that may not include looking good on the hanger.  As a matter […]

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Review of 2018

Review of 2018

Wow!  What a wonderful year.  Sometimes it’s the year of the formals, sometimes the year of the brides, sometimes the year of the debs – it all depends.  This year was mostly brides, but some other things and most of all a lot of fun!!! The year […]

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What to take away from the Golden Globe

What to take away from the Golden Globe

Here we are at the New Year and barely room to breathe when the Red Carpet Season starts and it starts with one of the biggies and in my mind one of the best.  Some of these award shows are a contest to see who can be […]

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Designer Shake-em-Up

Designer Shake-em-Up

Or as we most often refer to this as designers leaving and new ones being hired.  This seems to happen more and more often.  New young talent is hired for a stalwart older firm like Calvin Klein, or Gucci, or Hermes or one of those old venerable houses.  […]

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Premium Mediocre

Premium Mediocre

Premium Mediocre – really?  I can’t believe sometimes what marketers think consumers will fall for next, but as P.T. Barnum said, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” (which actually wasn’t said by Barnum but by one of his acquaintances [don’t know if he was a dupe or […]

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Where’s Your Mojo?

Where's Your Mojo?

So here it is probably the most creative time of the year, or at least you would like to think that this is the most creative time of the year, and you’ve had all these ideas about what to do, and now that time is here and […]

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Chanel, Then and Now

Chanel, Then and Now

    Chanel had such an impact on fashion not only from the beginning but then intersected major designers all her life.  Understanding and studying the history of Chanel brings about so much understanding of fashion and why it is where it is, and why her effect […]

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The 2018 Emmys Red Carpet

The 2018 Emmys Red Carpet

Sometimes the Emmys sneak up on me cause they are not in the traditional Red Carpet Season (which is between Jan 1st & the Oscars – usually the first of March or end of February).  But we had them last night and where there’s a red carpet, there’s […]

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