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So What Did I Do During the Winter?

So What Did I Do During the Winter?

OK – fair’s fair…I’m south of the Mason Dixon line so I didn’t have to hunker down for weeks on end while one snowmegedon after another passed over.  I actually could get out…and yes have some fun.   This was a great fun project working with lovely […]

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This is Hilarious……sorta

Perusing over on Instagram (I’m@sewingartistry) and this cute thing pops up: And ain’t it the way. For a lot of young kids entering the marketplace, this is a real confusing fact of life, and it is a fact of life.  The way most kids get around it […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

I posted a photo on Facebook over the weekend, and it looked like some ancient mysterious proportion jibberish, and it’s really not. It’s a very familiar ratio or proportion aid used since the ancient Greeks, but civilizations all over the ancient world used it.  It’s one of […]

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Grey vs Not Grey

Grey vs Not Grey

I’ve blogged about this before, but this site had a great list of those who look better (or at least as good) as they did with their natural color.  And they’re right. Who could argue with some of their selections: But even here there’s some cheating: Carole […]

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Get Ready!

Get Ready!

What if I were to tell you there’s a better way to get clothes? What if I were to tell you there’s a cheaper way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a faster way? What if I were to tell you that there’s a […]

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Working with Multiple Prints

This is really hard to do, but with designer help you can learn a lot.  The recent (F/W 2014) Kenzo show is a great tutorial in how to put print with print. This is a great place to start – not too much is going on here.  […]

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Elegance with a Dare

I’m not one to shy away from a good fashion trend or for that matter a good dare. But here’s the deal – dare without real elegance isn’t fashion at all, it’s really just another ho-hum moment, and particularly with the plethora of nude bodies on the […]

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The Art of War – 2

Yesterday, I talked about reading this wonderful book. Pressfield talks about how to approach your endeavor, whether it’s creating your own clothes, or working on designing/making a new wardrobe or creating a new company – all of these fall of the banner “creating”.  Pressfield believes that everyone […]

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The War of Art

There’s so much to this book, I hardly know where to start. Steven Pressfield did an interview on OWN with Oprah (click the above graphic to see the whole interview), and I took copious notes during the interview, but immediately bought the book, and I immediately love […]

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