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Taylor and Burton

When I was a yung’un, these folks were the epitome of style, and beyond cool.  There’s a new movie (from BBC4) coming out and with that comes all the styles and fashion of Liz.  Her sense of style was really great, as I go back memory lane. […]

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Good Fashion

Good Fashion

….is like eye candy to me.  One of my all time favs is Rear Window where Edith Head was in her prime. This is pure Edith Head – just gorgeous clothes…that collar is fabulous with that cross blouse under that is so sophisticated, even today this is […]

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Sewist and Inspiration

I think a lot of folks are a little put off or maybe just not accustomed to the word sewists.  It even sometimes becomes controversial. For me, it’s easy – sew + artist = sewist! Another great word is makers from England and the Great British Sewing […]

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How do you respond to compliments about your sewing?

Believe it or not how we respond to compliments seems to be harder and more difficult. Now really – why is that?  We should be flattered (which is a clue as to where this post is going). The first reaction I get when I compliment one of […]

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Ironing

Does this bring up dreaded feelings of duties gone way awry and memories of childhood?  Isn’t it funny how this simple task has so much meaning in our lives.  This cute blog by Barbara, is hilarious and full of memories, which started me thinking about this simple […]

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Another top for my lace leggings.

I’m loving these lace leggings, but the original top I made is just a tad too formal to wear for everyday.  So I thought I would make another, and used Vogue 8817, which I’ve did the other lace top.  But I had some distressed washed silk, and […]

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Yeah, I couldn’t wait!

Ever since I saw this video from Bill Cunningham, I’ve been wanting to do something for myself.  So I’m at my local wonderful fabric store (here they are on Facebook), but I found the perfect lace that I had been dreaming of.  I wanted something see-thru, but […]

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Lace Isn’t Hot, It’s Fire-Cracker Sizzling!

Good grief, there are a couple of other trends mulling around (there always are) with lace like: Mullet hems lengths (these are find in moderation, but like it’s namesake, don’t go overboard on this) And color blocking – whether with color or just black and white (or […]

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Investment Wardrobe

In the blogosphere this is called many things from capsule wardrobe to high-end wardrobe, but the meaning is the same:  fill your closet with a few very excellent things and take out the crap!!!  Sorry for the French, but it’s the truth! I discovered this darling cute […]

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Audrey Tautou at the Cannes Festival

Perusing through some red carpet fashions and found this….WOW!!! Not only does this look comfortable, but this also translates into a gorgeous summer dress. Imagine this short and you’ll see what I mean: Now I know this looks a little formal, but just imagine this in a […]

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