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Fabric Identification

Over on Ann Steeve’s blog, she talked about this a little, but this is the best chart I’ve ever seen.  This is from B&J which is a fabulous, fabulous store in the Garment District  I discovered B & J before Mood and for a long time didn’t […]

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Wedding Video

I truly am so lucky to have not only the nicest clients in the world but the pretties. Here’s one of my beautiful brides on her special day and what a fabulously gorgeous ambassador of my art!!!! Thanks, Laci, and here’s to a lifetime of joy!   […]

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Fashion Trends

I got to thinking about this as I was writing about fashion on some of my Facebook page links, and the question occurred to me that possibly not everyone is as concerned about fashion, particularly if you are a sewist and you don’t have to do the […]

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BurdaStyle US

This new version of the BurdaStyle magazine is out. I think you all know me well enough that I’m pretty opinionated here and if something is awful, I may not come right out and say it, but I will steer you in another direction as I’m not […]

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This is really depressing

Usually I’m very upbeat, but as I was going through my morning regulars reading up on the news and such (the news I want to see at least), this link hit me, and it was so disturbing I had to let it rest for a couple of […]

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Columbus Day

It’s that holiday that’s in the middle of October some time, and for 1492 sailing the ocean blue!!!! (From the old kid’s rhyme of how to tell when Columbus sailed across the ocean!)  But, I always thought of this as an Italian holiday, and liked turning a […]

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Elegance with a Dare

I’m not one to shy away from a good fashion trend or for that matter a good dare. But here’s the deal – dare without real elegance isn’t fashion at all, it’s really just another ho-hum moment, and particularly with the plethora of nude bodies on the […]

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And yet another reason to learn to sew

You know you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy these benefits, because just learning some of the basic tenets of sewing can bring about such a wonderful library of information to draw on when you are shopping.  Although, there’s a warning here, because once you […]

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The Art of War – 2

Yesterday, I talked about reading this wonderful book. Pressfield talks about how to approach your endeavor, whether it’s creating your own clothes, or working on designing/making a new wardrobe or creating a new company – all of these fall of the banner “creating”.  Pressfield believes that everyone […]

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The War of Art

There’s so much to this book, I hardly know where to start. Steven Pressfield did an interview on OWN with Oprah (click the above graphic to see the whole interview), and I took copious notes during the interview, but immediately bought the book, and I immediately love […]

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