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Where Are You With Your Sewing?

Where Are You With Your Sewing?

That may sound like a strange question this time of year while you’re out and about in a creative celebratory mood, but  it’s interesting to just observe while you’re in the creative spirit.  What’s interesting to note is: Do you limit yourself? Do you shy away from […]

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What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

What A Difference A Fabric Makes!!!

I’m sitting here listening to a jazz classic “What A Difference A Day Makes” while sewing up a fun project.  One of the most phenomenal things you discover when you sew, is how a fabric makes all the difference in the world.  It’s almost as magical as […]

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Student of Professionalism

Student of Professionalism

What I really mean here is at what point does your sewing reach a professional level.  And although we sewists are most interested in answering that question, it does permeate through the art world.  One dictum says that you must practice about 10,000 (that comes out to […]

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This Is An Intervention!!!!

This Is An Intervention!!!!

As a dyslexic child, back in the days of my grade school, educators and experts in child development, either didn’t know what this was and therefore certainly didn’t know what to do about it or how to teach dyslexics or learning disabled children.  I was therefore placed […]

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Throw Back Thursday

Throw Back Thursday

This is popular on the social media sites, and it is kinda fun….so I thought as a “Throw Back” I would do a roundup of some of the month’s posts over on Facebook. If you haven’t friended me over there, I do post little bits and pieces […]

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Artists Have Always Morphed the Female Body

And what we have to realize is that the photos that we see on the runway and particularly in the fashion magazines are all altered.  They aren’t even close to reality which can cause a lot of problems with the people looking at these photos. There are […]

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Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene

This was a designer who hit his hey-day around the 80’s.  There was a huge push on for ornamentation and splendor, but Beene seem to have his own take on splendor away from the main obvious trend. It was certainly splendor in its own way, but not […]

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Throw Back Thursday

In honor of #TBT, here’s a little story of how I went about discovering sewing, playing with techniques of sewing, learning techniques of sewing, finding my teacher of sewing and eventually getting totally, unmercifully and infinitely hooked on sewing. It started with Barbie, because my Barbie went […]

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Activewear

Activewear

Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of buzz about activewear and it’s not just a pop in the pan.  If you stop to think about it – it’s pretty logical. This is an awful lot of buzz for something that’s not quite a trend.  And it looks […]

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Expensive or Not Expensive To Sew

I ran across an interesting post about the comparison between home-sewn garments compared to commercially sewn garments and pre-industrial revolution garments.  The upshot was that home-sewing is far more expensive. You know I agree with that blanket statement.  It is FAR more expensive at first comparison to […]

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