Archive for the Fashion Category

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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Haider Ackerman – Again!

I’m posting this one more time in a final effort to get this up and viewable.  If you can’t view this here, then click here for a downloadable version. Deb asks about Haider Ackerman and his fall show and how to adapt his designs for patterns.  I […]

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Haider Ackerman Post

Having some problems with this post, so there must be some hinky code in there and I can’t find it.  So I uploaded a pdf of the post to Google Docs – the link is here.  Hopefully you can see it (it’s not hyperlinked though), but it […]

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My Philosophy (of Sewing and other stuff – but not too much!)

I promise this won’t be a dissertation on Modern Civilization and run off at the mouth ad infinitum!!!  But starting my blog up again, I thought it would be instructive to talk a little about where I come from in my fashion philosophy (there is such a […]

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Haider Ackerman

NOTE:  I think this got posted, but I’m not sure – so I’m posting it again (I’m learning the new format of WordPress!) Deb asks about Haider Ackerman and his fall show and how to adapt his designs for patterns.  I love stuff like this so here […]

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A closer look (Ocscars 2012)

I really enjoyed most of the fashions at the Oscars, but there were a few that stood out for me.  Some obvious (Gwyneth Paltrow) but others you might not think.  So I decided to take a closer look at some of the more outstanding looks. This may […]

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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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A Good Explanation of Fashion Shows

This is a great little video from Christina Binkley with the Wall Street Journal, about fashion shows and the schedule, what they do, what happens after, and what happens to those dresses on the runway…it’s not long. (Sorry, there’s an ad at the first, but it’s worth […]

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New designers….

There’s a neat little article on some of the new designers coming up and who to watch.  I always love this cause it’s fun to see what new stuff is coming out of those fresh young minds. First up:  Karen Walker Wow – what fun ideas…the one […]

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