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The Longer Skirt

From the other day, the idea of wearing longer skirts brought up some interesting subjects. Of course the first thing to consider on a longer skirt is proportion, and this is key when you’re talking about this longer skirt.  The classic length of the skirt should be […]

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Some Royals Worth Noting

The thing about royals (and folks in government period) is that they have to be stylish (you don’t want them looking like they aren’t up on all the latest in news and developments) and yet they can’t look too avant-guarde or else they’re a little weird.  So […]

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Student Update!

I had another wonderful class- mostly shirts, and had a lot of fun with the students….. We started with Kitty and we did a great fun altering her pattern.  She picked out a bodice that she liked, and we transferred the collar from Simplicity 2339 (yeah, it’s […]

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Vogue’s New Winter Patterns

There are some very interesting patterns here and I thought it would be interesting to spotlight a few of them that are particularly good. This doesn’t look like much but it’s got some great fitting lines.  If you are busty or need a lot through the bust, […]

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Yes….still more on pants….

I promise this is the last, but this example is so glaring I can’t pass it up. Lest you think plus-sized women can’t be fitted well in pants, here are some classic examples of how pants are supposed to fit: She’s walking so the wrinkles on her […]

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That pant thing again…..

I sorta stirred the pot with that last pant post, and thought I would stir it some more to get things really ginned up!!!!  Like Bugs Bunny says:  You ole troublemaker you!!!! But here’s my point. When I do a search online for women’s pants this is […]

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A little off topic – sorta!

I was messing around over on Goop (which is really interesting – wish she had a sewing part, but she’s got a fashion part and that’s good!), and found this interesting article. The name is a little silly, this was her name as a kid, but the […]

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Long Skirts

These can be a blessing or a curse.  I’m short, so for me long skirts are really hard to do – not that it requires any massive technical skill, it requires a good and practiced eye. But there’s help out there and here’s a lot of examples […]

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This is a fit?

I promise I’m not piling on – I promise, and that’s why I’m not showing the face here of this very famous fashion person.  But…… that said, you wonder why we have bad ideas or concepts or modeling of how clothes are supposed to fit, and you […]

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Best Dressed of the week 10-24-2013

I love doing a lot of fashion particularly when it’s on real people on the real streets, and not some show thing that is just done for the jaded eye of fashion editors! Some of it’s meh, but some of it is wonderful – but it’s all […]

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