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Here’s another goodie courtesy of the Duchess of Cambridge

Here's another goodie courtesy of the Duchess of Cambridge

Kate never fails, does she? The new hot couple went to a 3-D science show But as you scroll on down in the article (click the photo above for the full article), you see her dress – another killer one. I’m not going to make this one […]

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Weekend

I usually try and post over the weekend, but to be honest, the weather here has been frightful (a la “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow) and that just screams……. SNOWDAY=SEWDAY(S)!!!! So I’ll post something later today, as it has worked out great, with […]

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Friday Night Costumes

All during the month of December, TMC will be running a series of movies and talk about the costumes.  I love stuff like this cause even today we get so much from costumes in the movies. Here are the movies they will show and feature: Cleopatra (1936) […]

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I Get Headlines Every Morning….

….and they are mostly about sewing.  They are amassed from various headlines throughout the internet.  But the one thing  notice above all else is the variance between media…… like this from print media: Groups Sews Pillowcases For Needy Now, I have no doubt that the needy are […]

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To Rent or To Sew

There’s a site now where you can rent a dress – say you have a special occasion coming up and you want something, but only for that event and you’d never wear it again.  Or say you need something fabulous, you might wear it again, but you […]

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The Sewing Machine…..

is pretty amazing when you think about it.  Think about trying to mimic the hand sewing process: stick threaded needle in with one hand, reach under fabric, pull it out, stick it in under fabric reach around top of fabric pull it out again. That’s a really […]

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Love Sarah’s Blog

Caution: Claire’s on one of her soapboxes again….so there’s lots of screaming in the blog so turn down the volume on your computer!!!!! 😉   Meet Sarah…….. Sarah is a lovely lady who has been on an experiment (click on the photo to read her blog this […]

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A New Teleseminar

Not long ago, I hosted a free teleseminar where I answered some of your most burning questions about sewing and making clothes “fit.” It was a huge success and while I answered a ton of questions, I wasn’t able to get to them all. So, we’re doing […]

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Designers and how to look at their clothes

More than once I’ve said that designers almost HAVE to design stuff that’s pretty outlandish to get the attention of the jaded and experienced eyes of the fashion magazine editors. To do that sometimes they appear to do some pretty crazy stuff. Marcy Tilton who makes regular […]

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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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