Archive for the Fashion Category

What’s the Big Deal about Activewear?

What's the Big Deal about Activewear?

Believe it or not, this has been one of those trends that’s been with us but without us noticing.  It’s just that the business gurus of fashion have started noticing and dang it if they aren’t right! So you say:  “Claire, I’m not wearing that stuff.  I’ve […]

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And this is why I like Lagerfeld

Not only has he taken over the reigns of a fabulous smart and stylish maison in Paris, but he has continued the tradition year after year with witty, smart, fresh designs on the original model set up by Mme. Chanel.  That sounds like it would be a […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

You know me – I love fashion, and I love beautiful fashion even more – so here’s some summertime eye candy. What’s prettier than a beautiful full-skirted summer dress.  And the pleating at the waist – acting as little mini darts equally spaced all the way around […]

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So True And So Hilarious

So True And So Hilarious

Over on What To Wear, they have a hilarious blog – it’s so funny that I can’t resist a comment on each point: 7 Signs You Need To Clean Out Your Closet: Number 1:  You have more shoes than contacts in our cell phone Their Suggestion:  More […]

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Moulage and the Drape

Moulage and the Drape

Sounds like a mystery novel about a new Latin sexy dance story!!!  Whatever – it does roll off the tongue nicely.  But this is a GREAT vid from the house of Dior show how to drape. I always think these things are worthwhile if for no other […]

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The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio

I posted a photo on Facebook over the weekend, and it looked like some ancient mysterious proportion jibberish, and it’s really not. It’s a very familiar ratio or proportion aid used since the ancient Greeks, but civilizations all over the ancient world used it.  It’s one of […]

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Getting off the fast fashion habit

Getting off the fast fashion habit

One of the big puzzles for me, is that so may consumers today continue to purchase poorly made clothing with poorly made components.  Even after understanding and seeing the benefits of sewing and the experience and knowledge that sewing gives you, many people prefer to ignore this, […]

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Grey vs Not Grey

Grey vs Not Grey

I’ve blogged about this before, but this site had a great list of those who look better (or at least as good) as they did with their natural color.  And they’re right. Who could argue with some of their selections: But even here there’s some cheating: Carole […]

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Knits Really Aren’t That Hard

Just like anything that’s new, it’s a difficult at first.  The thing you have to remember is that the hardest time you will have with a new technique or method will be the first time.  Don’t get discouraged.  It’s normal for it to be hard the first […]

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