Archive for the Closet Category

Who Is Amancio Ortega?

Who Is Amancio Ortega?

He’s wealthier that Jeff Zuckerburg. He’s wealthier than the Koch Brothers. He’s wealthier than George Soros. On the Forbes 2017 Wealthiest People, he’s #4. (Actually today he’s #2 – Forbes does a by-the-day ranking – mostly cause Bezos and Buffett go up and down with the market!) […]

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Fall is Coming!

….and it’s time to think about clearing out some of the rif-raf out of your closet. I know – it’s hot;  the middle of summer;  you’re headed for vacation (or getting the little kiddos back to school to get your sewing room back), or…… But here’s the […]

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Two Topics

Two Topics

Usually little things I like to put over on my Facebook page – if you haven’t liked me, do that here, cause it’s a great way for me to put up little tidbits that really don’t make a whole blog. But this morning’s RSS read, had two […]

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Where To Start

Where To Start

Boy that’s a loaded question – where indeed!  I did a Facebook post on my Claire wall, that was about a gal who went back to a quality garment 22 years old that was a classic.  This is exactly the sort of thing that happens when you […]

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Why A Pattern Isn’t Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

Why A Pattern Isn't Always The Answer for a Sewing Project?

I watch (or hear) students go to the sewing store and get a pattern and then wander home and loose the inspiration or just not want to make it up.  They were sorta excited at the store, but not so much now. The truth is that a […]

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The Stories of Our Clothes

The Stories of Our Clothes

Almost everything I make has a story.  Simple because most of the time there is thought that goes into the garment and usually there is a purpose to the garment. This sort of attitude I think is indicative of sewists who have always put more thought into […]

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Closet Time

I bet you know what I’m going to start in on….before I even start.  But here’s the thing – whether you call it closet cleaning or closet culling or whatever, this is really a perfect time of year to do this.  It puts you in such a […]

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I’m really not trying to beat a dead horse….really!

I know this sounds like a broken record, but here I am again with the foreign manufacturing.  There’s been a few articles lately about how manufacturers want to bring back the garment assembly back to the US, but can’t, because they can’t find anyone who sews. This […]

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Good Fashion

Good Fashion

….is like eye candy to me.  One of my all time favs is Rear Window where Edith Head was in her prime. This is pure Edith Head – just gorgeous clothes…that collar is fabulous with that cross blouse under that is so sophisticated, even today this is […]

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Investment Wardrobe

In the blogosphere this is called many things from capsule wardrobe to high-end wardrobe, but the meaning is the same:  fill your closet with a few very excellent things and take out the crap!!!  Sorry for the French, but it’s the truth! I discovered this darling cute […]

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