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The Stigma of Fitting

The most common reason I hear of why folks don’t sew for themselves is that they can’t be fitted.  Their body is just…..well…..un-fitable.  And they’ve tried over and over, and often get stuck in the same place again and again. This does not have to be, and […]

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Class Schedule

New classes are set up, and I’m featuring a new category.  Because so many have asked for it…I’m doing a beginning sewing class.  I am going to jump start students directly into dressmaking, cause why futz around with it. We’ll do that wonderful blouse from Simplicity 2339 […]

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Ideas, Ideas, Ideas….

This time of year, I’m always looking for ideas and places to look for ideas. For designers, the street is always a great source.  But also history, and sometimes events or art collections. One museum was set up for exactly this reason – to be a resource […]

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Pick-up Sewing Class set

Pick-up Sewing Class set

Hey gang, I put up one day of sewing as a catch-all for any holiday projects that need tweaking, rethinking or finishing….. All my sewing classes are ALWAYS up to date on the Class Schedule posted here. December 8th -Saturday 10-4 @ Helen Enox Fabrics.  Email me […]

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Inspiration

This is how I like to use inspiration. And then I saw this little close up – I found both of these in the Paris Vogue edition, but in the domestic mags this is what I found for Dolce & Gabbana for fall 2012 Now, I know […]

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Best dressed of the Week – (a la Vogue)

Usually I don’t pay much attention to this stuff because mostly it’s so off-the-wall and so un-pertainable to regular folks lifestyles, that it’s really not worth a look. But not so these days.  We actually have pretty and really beautiful clothing worn and shown.  This article makes […]

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Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

Karl Lagerfeld called!!!!

OK – he didn’t call, but that’s my fantasy. I REALLY admire this guy.  Yes, he’s sorta nutty looking and he looks like he wouldn’t invent, discover and paraticularly create anything classic. And let me tell you.  Prima Donna was invented for this guy.  He’s announced when […]

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The Row

….is the name of Mark-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s line of clothes.  They’ve now been in the biz about 10 years, and you could say that not only are they still around, but they are making a success of the fashion biz.  It’s almost everyday you get a […]

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Aren’t we lucky?

You know we women really are.  I read this article and thought – how dull it is to dress like a businessman?  (Although they can ad a little life to their wardrobe when they want, and this was NOT the place to experiment – bringing up another […]

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This is NOT a political statement…

….we have enough of that lately, but this is a reality check. It’s a very real look at the cost of fine clothing.  This is to put things in perspective about what good clothing costs, and more importantly to put the appropriate and realistic value on your […]

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