Archive for the Artistry Category

Timelessness and Tastelessness

They don’t really seem compatible,  but it’s sort of like Yin and Yang – they kinda feed on each other, in a quirky sort of way. First from the Timeless Department: I’ve loved Oscar de la Renta since I first started sewing and he has a great […]

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My Fashionista Past (and Present)!

Many times I’ve talked about how you can sew to drive even the most ardent fashionista green.  It’s true. I know. I did it for years.  I still do it today. While I was in the waning stages of my apprenticeship under my mentor, I was sewing […]

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YSL – The Retrospective

March 25th – the exhibit at the Denver Art Museum will open the only US venue for the Yves Saint Laurent – The Retrospective.  I’m so excited, cause there’s a chance I might be passing through Denver, and will definitely see the show and make a report […]

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Questions on Croquis

I did a little video on how to use and what value a croquis can be.  The most important thing to remember is that this is a process and as such it is ongoing.  IOW, do NOT expect to get the design right the first time.  The […]

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Artists and who are they?

I’ll admit.  I have a passion for bucking the status quo and changing things up a bit.  OK, maybe it borders on being a little obsessive, but I think it’s still normal….I think!!! As a little background, most of you know my “run-in” with the local Home […]

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About Fashion and Art/Artist

I’ve said many times that your work as a sewist and design is that of an artist….hence the sew+artist=sewist that I use so many times to refer to what I do as well as what I teach. And although this is immensely logical for me, having read […]

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Size, Shape and Style – Part 2

Now to shape – part 2 in organizing your selections for your wardrobe.  I don’t often do this, but I’m posting two blogs today – this one on shape and the next one on size.  That way you can get the whole Size, Shape & Style close […]

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Size, Shape and Style – Part 3

This is the final part of the Size, Shape and Style series, and yes size is important, but believe it or not it’s probably the easiest. It’s pretty easy to figure this one out Usually somewhere on the envelope are measurements for various parts of the body.  […]

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Being Creative

I talked (hopefully enough to convince you) about how everyone is creative, but in case you don’t believe me….here’s a real live professional who says just that – everyone is creative in his/her own way.  It’s a great video to watch. But here’s the nuts and bolts […]

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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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