Archive for the Fashion Category

Fashion in Museum Art Shows

Have you noticed the recent trend toward more fashion designers in museums?  Ever since the hugely successful Alexander McQueen show, museums have discovered a new market and for the first time the rest of us get a gander at these garments that were once only the purview […]

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Bond, James Bond!

For almost everyone, that brings up visions of style to the nth degree.  This year celebrates Bond’s 50 anniversary as the ultimate British secret agent with license to kill!!!  This has been such a fabulous extravaganza of male tailoring it’s fun to peruse through it and look […]

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The V & A as a resource

While researching the previous blog on the LBD (part gazillion an a half), I stopped on the Victoria and Albert Museum site and it was so full of resources, I couldn’t resist.  The museum was set up as a resource for designers and artisans.  Now talk about […]

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The Little Black Dress – part MMXII….and on

Actually it’s not that many parts, it just seems like it cause you can NEVER get enough of the LBD – NEVER!!! A while ago the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum in London) had a wonderful exhibit on the LBD, and they have a great slideshow of […]

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Online Subscriptions

Green Schmeen.  Who cares, and particularly when you hear the Earth may be warming, it may not.  Who knows?  I’m not a scientist and I don’t have a dog in that hunt.  But the truth is that I don’t know, so it doesn’t hurt to be a […]

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Great Accessory Trend – Statement Necklace

I also call this the bib necklace.  This can be as simple as one piece or a combo of lots of pieces you may already have.  But whatever this is a fabulous trend for summer, that will probably go on into fall. So how?  Well, this video […]

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So what’s after the beginning….

OK – sew you know how to sew a seam.  You’ve even made a bag or tote or two.  You might have sewed a scarf or other project craft item. So what’s next?  What if you want to go beyond totes, cute trinkets and quickie little kits? […]

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Invisioning a Project

This can be one of the most valuable tools a sewist can have.  And I won’t lie to you, it comes with practice.  A lot of folks think it’s a gift, but it’s not.  It’s practice. If you think Picasso fell out of his mama’s womb knowing […]

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A History of Sewing

Yep, in 300 words or less, I’ll do a history of sewing here – and I’ve never made a mistake except once when I thought I did, but really didn’t!!!! Ahem – and now back to the real world!!! I’m not going to try a do a […]

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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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