Archive for the Sewing Category

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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Moulage and the Drape

Moulage and the Drape

Sounds like a mystery novel about a new Latin sexy dance story!!!  Whatever – it does roll off the tongue nicely.  But this is a GREAT vid from the house of Dior show how to drape. I always think these things are worthwhile if for no other […]

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Happy Triskaidekaphobia!!!

Yeah – well that’s really not meant to tangle up your tongue but it looks like it!  Triskadekaphobia is the fear of he number 13 and specifically refers to the fear of Friday the 13th.  It came from a number of obscure sources (aside from Jason running […]

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Getting off the fast fashion habit

Getting off the fast fashion habit

One of the big puzzles for me, is that so may consumers today continue to purchase poorly made clothing with poorly made components.  Even after understanding and seeing the benefits of sewing and the experience and knowledge that sewing gives you, many people prefer to ignore this, […]

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My Mannequin Class

In my mannequin class, I use the foam form with the canvas cover model.  The form and cover are not cheap, and certainly not the cheapest model out there.  Here’s the description of the class and the form. Today I was perusing around and found this ad: […]

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