Archive for the Fashion Category

Changing How We Purchase Clothing

Changing How We Purchase Clothing

This is an ongoing theme with designers and in particular the nurseries of designers and future manufacturers of clothing.  The colleges and schools are wrestling constantly not only with curriculum but the mindset of how to make a more sustainable clothing item.  And this article this morning […]

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Hot Off the Presses

Hot Off the Presses

This news is hot and very recent so wanted to share now. This is a list of the most searched for brands on the internet.  Why is this important? Because this is where the trends are moving Because this is at least worth a look (trends need […]

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In This Morning’s Post….

In This Morning's Post....

….was a wealth of headlines made for sewists.  Oh, those poor people who can’t/won’t/don’t sew!!!!  They have such limited selections and it’s getting more limited! Over on Financial Times, there’s the headline:  Zara Inditex Ramp Up Digital Assault.  For those of you who are new here, Inditex […]

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Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

Could We All Only Hope To Accomplish As Much

I was really shocked to find out that Givenchy died only a few days ago.  If you would have asked me yesterday, I would have known that he died decades ago being part of that indomitable force of designers who catapulted Paris back to the fashion capital after World […]

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Think Clothes Don’t Matter?

Think Clothes Don't Matter?

The three basic needs of mankind are food, shelter, and clothing – clothing so that we can protect ourselves from the elements, whether that is very cold or very hot.  In either case, clothing can protect us from harmful sun exposure and harmful cold exposure.  But like […]

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Mourning the Loss of the Great Designers?…

Mourning the Loss of the Great Designers?...

….like Oscar de la Renta?….Valentino?…Carolina Herrera (this is her last season)?  Really about the only ones left who design beautiful clothes that were so in vogue before the 90’s are Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren.  Even Vera Wang who made her name with a classic beautiful style […]

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Sewing Is More Than Covering Your Body

Sewing Is More Than Covering Your Body

I love this picture – I always have. These are sisters who pioneered a homestead in Nebraska.  Maybe this reaches back to my own family’s homesteading roots, but I love this photo and this mud house they built for themselves.  Here’s the subtle message in this photo […]

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Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

For many, this seems more of the rule rather than the exception.  A lot of my students come to me so exasperated that they are ready to throw their sewing project failures, thread, equipment, and even their sewing machine in the trash and do something else.  I […]

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From the past….but worth a second look

From the past....but worth a second look

So I’m perusing around the site and doing some housekeeping, and found this fabulous link I had saved.  At the time I felt this way, but it’s probably more pertinent now. In this article, Armani accused Prada of going after the bucks and forgoing the classic style that […]

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There is NOTHING like watching a great fashion film while sewing.

There is NOTHING like watching a great fashion film while sewing.

Recently, I watched House of Z, which is fantastic.  Yes, the fashions are out of this world and yes the eye candy is out of this world.  But that’s not all that makes this film so fabulous.  The story is so pertinent, and can even be applied to […]

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