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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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Snapchat

Are you like me – another app?….puhlease!! I sorta heard about this early on, and even though it was highly recommended to me, I was like – yeah, ri-i-i-ght!!! But I’ve been thinking about this lately and I’ve been fooling around with it. I put up two […]

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What a Cute Video

This little thing has so much fashion – it’s worth a blog……     But here are some incredibly subtle and very valid style points in this little ditty! Style Note Number 1: Mix and match your separates – and buying separates gives you way more than […]

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It’s the Duchess’s Birthday….

Which one?…our fav – the Duchess of Cambridge!  And what could be more fun than to take a look back at some of her style. Why is this even worthy of a second (third or fourth for that matter) look?  Because this gal knows her limits and […]

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Imagination and Inspiration

After you learn to sew, or often while you are learning to sew, what propels you to the next level is your imagination and your inspiration.  That can take many forms. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a few synapses blinking in the little imagination section of your […]

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Foucault’s Pendulum

Foucault's Pendulum

Have you ever seen one of these?  They’re fascinating and thy show the rotation of the Earth.  It would seem that a pendulum swings in the same plane (as in geometry plane) but it doesn’t if allowed to swing freely for a day.  To mark this when […]

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