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Fit (According to the Fast/Cheap Fashion Industry)

Fit (According to the Fast/Cheap Fashion Industry)

There are many secrets the FCF (fast/cheap fashion) industry doesn’t want you to know.  One is probably gnawing at the bone of all of us that the labor force used to assembly clothing borders on slave labor.  And it’s something we all enable when we buy FCF […]

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A Series of Three

A Series of Three

I’ve had a lot of fun with these, and I’m not finished…I have some more fabric and they do go up fast.  Once you do one, the others go up really fast.             These were a lot of fun, and they let […]

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Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

Why Those Older Styles Area So Good

How can you not like some of these fashions.  OK the shoulder pads are a little extreme, the lengths a little too long, but the tailoring and fit – you’re almost willing to forgive anything for that quality fit!  Here‘s a the whole group, but I couldn’t […]

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What Is Cool?

What Is Cool?

Yeah, well this is a little eye-candy from another generation:   Everything and I mean EVERYTHING this guy did was cool.  He had to have been pursued by every active female in 500 mile radius and how he stayed married to the lovely Joann is even cooler!!! […]

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Student Report

One of the most fun things to teach is when we “knock off” a designer.  And the real truth is that we usually don’t knock it off.  What we do is use the garment as inspiration and develop into a garment that is much more useful and […]

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The Answer to Activewear pockets

I HAVE to have pockets in my activewear.  I need them to be in a place that is out of the way but convenient – yeah, I know that’s not even close to the same thing, but there it is – that’s what I want. And there […]

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Where is fashion going?

Since the first of the year (or at least since the Oscar Red Carpet Fashion Show), there’s been several dominate styles.  Sometimes it’s fun to sit back and take a look at what’s on the street to see how the “normal” folk (if you wanna call them […]

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The Pressinatrix Interview

Yes, that’s right. You read that right. The famous Pressinatrix (and her alter ego, Ann Steeves of Gorgeous Fabrics fame), has awarded yours truly an exclusive sit-down to discuss the pressing matters of sewing. And that’s only the beginning of the groaning puns, so prepare yourself! SA: […]

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Comparing Apples to Apples and Oranges to Oranges!

Just finished a wonderful “Playday” with some of my students.  This is a time when we all bring all our projects including me and just exchange ideas and play and do….the most important thing is that we “invite the muse(s) in the door and she (they) play […]

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Nude is the New Sheer

In recent years (post Grunge) we’ve been going through a lace and that lead to see-thru look and last spring with the fall shows and red carpet season, we saw another trend….nude. Anyone who was anyone wore nude:                   […]

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