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The Sway Back Alteration

This looks like a confusing alteration, but it’s not – I promise. Let’s walk through the problem and then the solution becomes very clear. First a swayback problem is most manifested by a set of wrinkles around the waist area in back only. Something like this.  The […]

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Yves St. Laurent – a Master

Yves St. Laurent - a Master

I grew up in fashion during the 50’s and 60’s.  It was a dramatic time of change, but the fashions were fabulous and the experimentation going on was really interesting.  What new ways of darting and shaping and dart placement could designers employ to get fit and […]

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Golden Globes 2016 – Teachable Moments

I asked you all to start out the Red Carpet season with a different outlook than what you normally see or hear about in the reviews the next day.  So let’s look at some of the teachable (learnable?) moments that the Golden Globes provided. First – it […]

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Why I Sew or How I Grew To Be So Individual in My Style

This is a subject near and very dear to my heart.  I’ll be honest, I save money and there’s no bones about it because I make virtually all my clothes. I can’t remember the last time I bought something – oh it was at Forever 21 to […]

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A Perfect Commercial Pattern

A Perfect Commercial Pattern

I’m going through some stuff from Peggy Sagers and found this great quote: There’s no such thing as a perfect commercial pattern.   I love this.  Cause once you realize this, all the pressure disappears. Here’s the deal.   A lot of these patterns are strictly meant to […]

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Fashion and Sewing

Fashion and Sewing

For me they got together like horse and carriage – love and marriage.  They are inextricably connected.  From the very beginning, my love of sewing went hand in hand with fashion.  I could immediately see designs and how they could be applied to me in my particular […]

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To Muslin or Not To Muslin…..

To Muslin or Not To Muslin.....

….that is the question! So, here’s the deal:  If you don’t make a muslin, you’re missing out on a ton of info.  If you do, you get a cheater’s shortcut guide to making the garment you’re working on. It’s hard to think of making a muslin (like […]

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Star Wars Fashion…..Ladies (and Gentlemen Start Your Engines)

Star Wars Fashion.....Ladies (and Gentlemen Start Your Engines)

And here it comes, but some of this is really neat. Cosplay is a whole other facet of sewing that’s really a lot of fun if you just let yourself sink into it!!!  And who doesn’t love Star Wars!                 […]

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How Do You Know A Style Is Changing

How do you know a trend is starting? How do you recognize it’s time to trend to another way of thinking about your fashion, style and look?   Mostly when you’re watching fashion a lot (and I do), you see it coming before it really hits.  As […]

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What Makes Good Style

What Makes Good Style

This isn’t that hard, so don’t make it hard, but there are some basics here to know that can help you work your way into not only finding your own style but adhering to it. For one thing, it will change a bit from look to look […]

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