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Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

For many, this seems more of the rule rather than the exception.  A lot of my students come to me so exasperated that they are ready to throw their sewing project failures, thread, equipment, and even their sewing machine in the trash and do something else.  I […]

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From the past….but worth a second look

From the past....but worth a second look

So I’m perusing around the site and doing some housekeeping, and found this fabulous link I had saved.  At the time I felt this way, but it’s probably more pertinent now. In this article, Armani accused Prada of going after the bucks and forgoing the classic style that […]

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There is NOTHING like watching a great fashion film while sewing.

There is NOTHING like watching a great fashion film while sewing.

Recently, I watched House of Z, which is fantastic.  Yes, the fashions are out of this world and yes the eye candy is out of this world.  But that’s not all that makes this film so fabulous.  The story is so pertinent, and can even be applied to […]

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Something Interesting…..

Something Interesting.....

Been perusing through some familiar and not-so-familiar sites and came across this site, that says they dress for normal people who don’t have time to shop.  Usually, that’s code for “Something that fits everyone from a tall bean stock to apple or pear with little or not […]

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Coat Dress for 2018

So one of my followers here on the blog has some fabric that sounds perfect for a coat dress.  But no luck with a pattern, which sounded like a blog to me as I can include all sorts of pictures and descriptions in here. So first, what […]

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Who Is Amancio Ortega?

Who Is Amancio Ortega?

He’s wealthier that Jeff Zuckerburg. He’s wealthier than the Koch Brothers. He’s wealthier than George Soros. On the Forbes 2017 Wealthiest People, he’s #4. (Actually today he’s #2 – Forbes does a by-the-day ranking – mostly cause Bezos and Buffett go up and down with the market!) […]

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Sewing Through Adversity

Sewing Through Adversity

My life is pretty calm these days, but, I remember going through some very scary times in my life.  No one’s life is without strife or adversity – no one!  It’s all how we handle it.  Some turn to all sorts of addictive things that aren’t so […]

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A good mannequin

A good mannequin

Tilly and the Buttons is a blog from one of the finalists from the Great British Sewing Bee (which we don’t get in the US – Grrrrrrr – cause it’s a really great show on sewing). She’s a really cute gal, and today she talks about mannequins […]

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Let’s Talk Underwear…..

Let's Talk Underwear.....

….bras specifically. OK – let’s talk underwear – bras specifically.  Yeah, I know you’ve had that bra for ???? years and it’s comfy and it feels good and it’s not worn out and it works….well, maybe.  If you’re bra is over 3 years old, there may be […]

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Two Points – Internship Dressing and Minimalism

Two Points - Internship Dressing and Minimalism

So how do you dress for a job?….or an internship?  When you’re used to wearing jeans and tee for daily classes and suddenly you have an internship or a possible job interview or even a job.  How do you dress?  It’s a good question for anyone who […]

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