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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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Handmade Quality

Handmade Quality

It used to be that when you said “Hand Made” people said, “Awwwwww, isn’t that sweet,” and then put it in the back drawer, cause nothing could be as good as what you could buy in the store. The problem is, that ain’t so any more. There […]

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Classic…..Or Not!

Classic.....Or Not!

This is another one of my fav subjects, but an encounter with a book of patterns classified as “essentials” got me thinking I needed to update this subject a little.   Classic sometimes gets a beef that it’s boring.   It’s anything but boring.  It’s its own […]

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The Tartan Coat

The Tartan Coat

As you all know I love Outlander (the books & the TV series), and get verra many brawly ideas from it.  So here’s the latest inspiration for it. A couple of years ago I did this in a nice tweed and loved it – still love it. […]

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Scientia potentia est

“Knowledge is Power”   The earliest known occurrence of this is from Francis Bacon, although there are anonymous references earlier in the Middle East Arabia and Persia, and was more in reference to the power of God as being wise and powerful because  wisdom is power which […]

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Periscope on Pants

Periscope on Pants

On Sunday I did a fun Periscope on Pants: Just in case you didn’t get to see it, it’s here but here it is here too!!! Honestly…just about the time I get things figured out tech-wise, they change.  The site that “caught” all the Periscope vids and […]

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