Archive for the Sewing Category

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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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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And Now For Something Fun……

And Now For Something Fun......

….and inspiring and empowering and back to what I love.  Now this started out very sad and ended very, well and fun, so the fun applies to the end, not the beginning! Recently – like a couple of weeks ago, I finished a garment for a client.  […]

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A REAL Find

A REAL Find

This is for anyone who sews and for anyone who wants to know if you’re doing things right.  This is a fabulous little film made following the creation of the Chanel F/W04/05 collection from the finishing of the last garment from the S/S04 collection to the showing […]

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Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Tim Gunn Nailed It (Again)!

Here’s an article (and a video here) by Tim Gunn with some salient info beautifully said.  My fav quote here is this: This is a design failure and not a customer issue. There is no reason larger women can’t look just as fabulous as all other women. […]

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