Archive for the Design Category

I Don’t Get It

….which is the name of a pretty funny blog, but in this case, I don’t get why there hasn’t been a solution.  As trend, need and searching-out-the-latest-niche heavy our marketing apparatuses are, why we can’t find or haven’t found an adequate solution to this ongoing problem. As […]

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How to Develop Your Own Style

This is not as hard as it sounds, and I’m not going to tell you that this or that style is right or wrong for you.  But there is a way to go about this to determine your style, and yes we all have our own style. […]

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How to Make the Jump from a Sewing person to Artist

Rocky the flying squirrel:  Holy Smokes Bullwinkle – we can’t make this jump!  I’m not an artist! Bullwinkle the Moose:  That’s OK Rocky, its not as big as you think! And you know it’s really not.  As a matter of fact, you’re probably already there and don’t […]

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Croquis – What, Why and How?

Croquis – no it isn’t this year’s latest flu virus (thank heavens).  So what is a croquis?  Technically, a croquis (crow-kee’) is a rough preliminary sketch (it’s French, hence the pronunciation).  Please note the below illustration is a warped view of the human body – the legs […]

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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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The Business of Fashion

Although I love fashion, and I have a tendency to see this world through very rose-colored glasses.  It is a very cut-throat world and growing more so. I work for myself.  I have my own studio.  I get to call my own hours (except when my boss […]

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Olivia’s Dress

Let’s take a closer look at Olivia’s dress and what made it work and how you can use that to make a dress like this for yourself. OK – let’s start with a given here.  This is a couture dress, designed for Ms. Spencer.  That means that […]

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Dries Van Noten

Van Noten is a Belgium designer who shows in Paris – no haute couture, just RTW.  I think he’s always had great line and cut in his clothes although he probably got lost in all the garbage known as grunge, but that might have been to his […]

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Why Designers Design?…..

…..or more succinctly how does the process work?  Why do we care? The obvious answer is – because it’s there!  You know the smart aleck remark to why climb a mountain……because it’s there.  But really why do designers design and how do they design? Most of the […]

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