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This is Big!

REALLY Big!!! This is right in our own backyard, and the students are being recognized and awarded in a very big way. So what in the world is the YMA?  It’s the Young Menswear Association, which doesn’t tell you much, especially since it isn’t for men exclusively […]

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And Now We Start The Red Carpet Season – Golden Globes

Actually all in all this was a good night or fashion.  The Golden Globes starts the Red Carpet season and is touted as the most fun of the awards shows.  But I thought the fashion was really fabulous.  OK so why do we care about the fashion?….I […]

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January Class- Intro to Commando Sewing

OK – so what in the world is commando sewing.  I like to think it’s close to what commandos do (and no it has nothing to do with underwear – I promise). But think how commandos go about completing a project: They do research and check out […]

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Prints – What’s New?

Prints - What's New?

Ok – so with the advent of more feminine looks the inevitable prints emerge, but there’s always a fresh take on prints and this return of prints is no different.  The part that’s important to those of us who want to make something practical, yet modern, fresh, […]

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ER, II Exhibit of Wardrobe

ER, II Exhibit of Wardrobe

Yes, it’s THAT queen – THE queen!!!  So what’s so hot about her clothes – and who should care?  It is important, and not for the reason you most think – not cause she’s the queen.  But because she has to look authoritative, but not bossy; legitimate […]

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The Preponderance of Dresses

          So the new Barneys, NY ad has new arrivals for fall.   This is most interesting for the preponderance of dresses.   Almost 3/4 of the styles show are skirts, dresses, long dresses or not pants.   For many decades we’ve seen […]

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Those Details That Matter

So we all know that details on a garment can make or break it.  There’s a ton of them out there, but what are they and why do they matter. There’s a great article in the Wall Street Journal about how some RTW manufacturers are doing their […]

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The Sway Back Alteration

This looks like a confusing alteration, but it’s not – I promise. Let’s walk through the problem and then the solution becomes very clear. First a swayback problem is most manifested by a set of wrinkles around the waist area in back only. Something like this.  The […]

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A Perfect Commercial Pattern

A Perfect Commercial Pattern

I’m going through some stuff from Peggy Sagers and found this great quote: There’s no such thing as a perfect commercial pattern.   I love this.  Cause once you realize this, all the pressure disappears. Here’s the deal.   A lot of these patterns are strictly meant to […]

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Million-Dollar Tastes

Million-Dollar Tastes

What happens when you have tastes that reach far past your purse? Do you automatically give them up? Do you sit wistfully at your computer screen wishing for that million-dollar sweepstakes announcer to arrive? Well, neither one of those is a very good solution – – at […]

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