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Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Here’s an article (and a video here) by Tim Gunn with some salient info beautifully said.  My fav quote here is this: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. […]

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Pantone’s Colors for Fall 2016

Pantone's Colors for Fall 2016

There’s always a new palette each year, and even though Anna Wintour says that “Fashion is Dead” or “There is No Fashion” there will always be trends, no matter what, and Pantone really does go through and look at the shows and pick out the predominant colors.  […]

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Golden Globes 2016 – Teachable Moments

I asked you all to start out the Red Carpet season with a different outlook than what you normally see or hear about in the reviews the next day.  So let’s look at some of the teachable (learnable?) moments that the Golden Globes provided. First – it […]

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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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Sewing with Style

Sewing with Style

There’s some interesting takes on he new “Core” style or “Minimalist” look.  Both are good takes on a classic look, and it’s fun to go through some of them.  These are from an article here, but here’s my take on these looks.  It’s important to realize that […]

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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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