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Where Oh Where Is Your Waist?

Where Oh Where Is Your Waist?

Yes, I know this is a burning question in your mind, but seriously, this is one of those sneaky things that you don’t think about but you should.  Here’s why:  if you do not know where your true waist is, you could have massive problems when you […]

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New Trends in Fashion Retail

New Trends in Fashion Retail

I take the BOF (Business of Fashion) newsletter and it’s always filled with interesting little tidbits, with this morning’s article, The Retail Apocalypse Is Back.  You have to subscribe to see it, but the basics are that retail is having a hard time blaming tariffs and rental […]

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What I See A Lot Of

What I See A Lot Of

You would think it would be a mess of fabric that is so tangled there is no hope of help much less detangling it. But no. What I see the very most of with my students and people who come to me for sewing help is They […]

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Sewing is Like Traveling on a Line

Sewing is Like Traveling on a Line

So what in the world does this mean?  It means that sewing is a process.  It’s like learning math – you must learn that 2 + 2 = 4 before you can learn that 4 x 4 = 16.  It’s that simple.  And yes a lot of […]

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Mother of Bride Gown – A Teaching Moment

Mother of Bride Gown - A Teaching Moment

Sometimes I get a great opportunity to show off my ingenuity and I really love it.  This requires a lot from a client because while I’m working on accomplishing all the puzzles involved in executing a specific design, my client can be totally taken aback by all […]

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Karl Lagerfeld Dies – February 19, 2019

Karl Lagerfeld Dies - February 19, 2019

This is an exceptionally sad day in fashion for many reasons.  Karl Lagerfeld was a huge force in the fashion industry not only because of his fashion but because of his incredible energy level.  He headed many aspects of the fashion business and of course his most famous […]

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Classic is Great, But……

Classic is Great, But......

What’s the difference between classic and not classic?…like too plain?…or too much?  So how do you define classic?  Sometimes it helps to look at what isn’t classic. For one thing, the more that’s on the dress the quicker the dress gets dated. This is a perfect example […]

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Inspiration vs Imitation

Inspiration vs Imitation

So in the discussion on my Facebook Profile about the last blog about Why Sew?,  there was a mention of another outfit I’ve been oodling over…Brianna Randall Fraser’s Patchwork Shirt.  So who in the world is Brianna Randall?  As some of you may know I’m a huge Outlander […]

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Why Sew?

Why Sew?

This morning I’m doing something a little different. I also write a weekly outreach that is geared toward a sewing-minded audience, whereas the blog is more general. IOW, the blog is geared for those who might not necessarily sew but are interested in it. But this morning, […]

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Doing What I Love Most

Doing What I Love Most

Nothing like starting out the new year with something that I love to do, which is designing and making a gown that is: custom fit flattering fit (and those are two different things) comfortable beautiful But that may not include looking good on the hanger.  As a matter […]

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