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Creative Schmreative!!!!

Ok – you hear lots of folks talk about being creative, and you instantly think that’s being artistic. I beg to differ. Now, I love being an artist, and if I had a choice of vocations, this is what I would be.  However I was raised in […]

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Taking Care of Your Stash (whatever size it is)

I just became the wonderful beneficiary of some beautiful fabric – and I do mean beautiful.  Plus this lovely friend sorted out all the colors I do not like nor will ever wear and so I fell in love with everything (green in every possible shade, oxblood […]

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The Business of Fashion

Although I love fashion, and I have a tendency to see this world through very rose-colored glasses.  It is a very cut-throat world and growing more so. I work for myself.  I have my own studio.  I get to call my own hours (except when my boss […]

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Olivia’s Dress

Let’s take a closer look at Olivia’s dress and what made it work and how you can use that to make a dress like this for yourself. OK – let’s start with a given here.  This is a couture dress, designed for Ms. Spencer.  That means that […]

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Haider Ackerman – Again!

I’m posting this one more time in a final effort to get this up and viewable.  If you can’t view this here, then click here for a downloadable version. Deb asks about Haider Ackerman and his fall show and how to adapt his designs for patterns.  I […]

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Haider Ackerman Post

Having some problems with this post, so there must be some hinky code in there and I can’t find it.  So I uploaded a pdf of the post to Google Docs – the link is here.  Hopefully you can see it (it’s not hyperlinked though), but it […]

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My Philosophy (of Sewing and other stuff – but not too much!)

I promise this won’t be a dissertation on Modern Civilization and run off at the mouth ad infinitum!!!  But starting my blog up again, I thought it would be instructive to talk a little about where I come from in my fashion philosophy (there is such a […]

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Haider Ackerman

NOTE:  I think this got posted, but I’m not sure – so I’m posting it again (I’m learning the new format of WordPress!) Deb asks about Haider Ackerman and his fall show and how to adapt his designs for patterns.  I love stuff like this so here […]

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Recent Headlines

As you might suspect, I’m early in the morning perusing through feeds and news headlines about fashion, and here are some sort links to some interesting fashion headlines. Sometimes the art part of the show can get in the way of the fashion: Are Designers Bashing Women? […]

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A closer look (Ocscars 2012)

I really enjoyed most of the fashions at the Oscars, but there were a few that stood out for me.  Some obvious (Gwyneth Paltrow) but others you might not think.  So I decided to take a closer look at some of the more outstanding looks. This may […]

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