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Vogue’s New Winter Patterns

There are some very interesting patterns here and I thought it would be interesting to spotlight a few of them that are particularly good. This doesn’t look like much but it’s got some great fitting lines.  If you are busty or need a lot through the bust, […]

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Fabric Identification

Over on Ann Steeve’s blog, she talked about this a little, but this is the best chart I’ve ever seen.  This is from B&J which is a fabulous, fabulous store in the Garment District  I discovered B & J before Mood and for a long time didn’t […]

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Class Schedule Update

OK – we had a few errors and some changes in class schedules – it is football season!!!! October schedule has changed – please check out the schedule (click here or there is always an updated schedule on the toolbar above) There is a change of dates […]

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Failure!

Okie-dokey – now that I have your attention and your heart is filled with dread, guilt and shame – let’s really talk about this for a minute. I know you’ve heard all the adages like: Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. […]

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Look What’s Happening on the Runway

I nearly had a conniption (that’s indigenous to the South), when I saw this collection. Remember me talking about waist position?…..   This is Eden Miller’s collection for Fall 2013 – and what all the dresses have in common is that their waist line is positioned just […]

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Sloper or Block generator

Wow – this is really neat….remember last March on the Block Issue of the Newsletter (here‘s the link to the library in case you want to check it out again)?  This could be a real help in generating your own block.   Here’s how my block instructions […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art a Practice) 4

For the final group of quotes, here are some of her techniques she uses as exercises to get you into the right frame of mind for creating – and the author is clear that creating can be in many forms.  This is probably the reason that this […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Make Art a Practice ) 3

All through the book, Bennett has wonderful quotes beginning each chapter.  For chapter 2 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. The further down: The purpose of  our art practice is to sharpen both our outward vision […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice ) 2

Here are some more juicy tidbits from Cat Bennett’s Making Art A Practice: How about this….. An art practice is a way to nurture and grow our creative spirits. The she gives five basic aspects: The first is to declare our intentions to make the art we […]

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Quotes from MAAP (Making Art A Practice)

As you all know, I approach sewing from an artistic endeavor rather than a purely functional duty to meet a need and otherwise not be bothered with. Unfortunately, I think sewing got that rap during the Women’s Revolution during the 60’s.  I always thought, that if you […]

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