Archive for the Fashion Category

Inspiration vs Imitation

Inspiration vs Imitation

So in the discussion on my Facebook Profile about the last blog about Why Sew?,  there was a mention of another outfit I’ve been oodling over…Brianna Randall Fraser’s Patchwork Shirt.  So who in the world is Brianna Randall?  As some of you may know I’m a huge Outlander […]

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Why Sew?

Why Sew?

This morning I’m doing something a little different. I also write a weekly outreach that is geared toward a sewing-minded audience, whereas the blog is more general. IOW, the blog is geared for those who might not necessarily sew but are interested in it. But this morning, […]

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Doing What I Love Most

Doing What I Love Most

Nothing like starting out the new year with something that I love to do, which is designing and making a gown that is: custom fit flattering fit (and those are two different things) comfortable beautiful But that may not include looking good on the hanger.  As a matter […]

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What to take away from the Golden Globe

What to take away from the Golden Globe

Here we are at the New Year and barely room to breathe when the Red Carpet Season starts and it starts with one of the biggies and in my mind one of the best.  Some of these award shows are a contest to see who can be […]

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Designer Shake-em-Up

Designer Shake-em-Up

Or as we most often refer to this as designers leaving and new ones being hired.  This seems to happen more and more often.  New young talent is hired for a stalwart older firm like Calvin Klein, or Gucci, or Hermes or one of those old venerable houses.  […]

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Where’s Your Mojo?

Where's Your Mojo?

So here it is probably the most creative time of the year, or at least you would like to think that this is the most creative time of the year, and you’ve had all these ideas about what to do, and now that time is here and […]

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Chanel, Then and Now

Chanel, Then and Now

    Chanel had such an impact on fashion not only from the beginning but then intersected major designers all her life.  Understanding and studying the history of Chanel brings about so much understanding of fashion and why it is where it is, and why her effect […]

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Spring Weddings – Emily

Spring Weddings - Emily

Again, there is NOTHING more fun for me than taking an older dress and making it all new again. Emily was a client who came to me with her old deb dress and wanted to create something new for her. Her new dress is a lot more […]

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THE Dress! (aka Meghan’s Wedding gown)

THE Dress! (aka Meghan's Wedding gown)

We artists who create for our valued clients, often have a joke:  when the client says, “It’s very simple,” we always gulp.  There are several reasons for this but the most important is that simple cannot hide any mistakes.  IOW, if you make one wrong move on […]

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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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