Archive for the Sewing Category

Where’s Your Mojo?

Where's Your Mojo?

So here it is probably the most creative time of the year, or at least you would like to think that this is the most creative time of the year, and you’ve had all these ideas about what to do, and now that time is here and […]

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Chanel, Then and Now

Chanel, Then and Now

    Chanel had such an impact on fashion not only from the beginning but then intersected major designers all her life.  Understanding and studying the history of Chanel brings about so much understanding of fashion and why it is where it is, and why her effect […]

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Spring Weddings – Emily

Spring Weddings - Emily

Again, there is NOTHING more fun for me than taking an older dress and making it all new again. Emily was a client who came to me with her old deb dress and wanted to create something new for her. Her new dress is a lot more […]

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Spring Weddings – Rafia

Spring Weddings - Rafia

Not all my brides have trekked down the aisle, however enough so that I can finally show you what I’ve been up to this spring.  Weddings come in bunches – every 4 or 5 years, there’s a bunch.  I have a philosophy I’ve worked out about this over […]

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THE Dress! (aka Meghan’s Wedding gown)

THE Dress! (aka Meghan's Wedding gown)

We artists who create for our valued clients, often have a joke:  when the client says, “It’s very simple,” we always gulp.  There are several reasons for this but the most important is that simple cannot hide any mistakes.  IOW, if you make one wrong move on […]

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Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

Sewing is Like A Crapshoot

For many, this seems more of the rule rather than the exception.  A lot of my students come to me so exasperated that they are ready to throw their sewing project failures, thread, equipment, and even their sewing machine in the trash and do something else.  I […]

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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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Sewing Through Adversity

Sewing Through Adversity

My life is pretty calm these days, but, I remember going through some very scary times in my life.  No one’s life is without strife or adversity – no one!  It’s all how we handle it.  Some turn to all sorts of addictive things that aren’t so […]

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A good mannequin

A good mannequin

Tilly and the Buttons is a blog from one of the finalists from the Great British Sewing Bee (which we don’t get in the US – Grrrrrrr – cause it’s a really great show on sewing). She’s a really cute gal, and today she talks about mannequins […]

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Let’s Talk Underwear…..

Let's Talk Underwear.....

….bras specifically. OK – let’s talk underwear – bras specifically.  Yeah, I know you’ve had that bra for ???? years and it’s comfy and it feels good and it’s not worn out and it works….well, maybe.  If you’re bra is over 3 years old, there may be […]

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