Archive for the Sewing Category

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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Review of 2018

Review of 2018

Wow!  What a wonderful year.  Sometimes it’s the year of the formals, sometimes the year of the brides, sometimes the year of the debs – it all depends.  This year was mostly brides, but some other things and most of all a lot of fun!!! The year […]

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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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