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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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Great Style

Great Style

There is nothing that beats great style – NOTHING! This is most often classic, and yet you can see great style in some pretty dramatic looks, but it’s still classic.  There are a couple of young examples of this great style that I like to go to for […]

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Mother of Bride Gown – A Teaching Moment

Mother of Bride Gown - A Teaching Moment

Sometimes I get a great opportunity to show off my ingenuity and I really love it.  This requires a lot from a client because while I’m working on accomplishing all the puzzles involved in executing a specific design, my client can be totally taken aback by all […]

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies – February 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld Dies - February 19, 2019

This is an exceptionally sad day in fashion for many reasons.  Karl Lagerfeld was a huge force in the fashion industry not only because of his fashion but because of his incredible energy level.  He headed many aspects of the fashion business and of course his most famous […]

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