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Tilly from the GBSB

That’s the Great British Sewing Bee to we colonists!!!! Tilly (who was one of the fab contestants) had a great post today and something I hear a lot.  How to shop for fabric on an online source. There are a ton of them out there, and if […]

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What do you want to know?

I love sewing and passing on my passion for sewing, but I also love knowing what YOU want to know….. So I did this survey.  I’m really interested in what you all want to know, but there’s a surprise at the end:  I’m going to answer all […]

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Does Saying No Make You Rude?

I’m a professional, so I don’t get this question a lot, however, some of my students do.  As a matter of fact, one of the things I end my beginner class with is “How to Say No!”  That sounds rude, but it’s really not. Here’s a blog […]

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News roundup

A couple of interesting news article out that are worth noting….. Socially Conscious Shoppers Shedding Fast Fashion From Minneapolis:  How more and more shoppers are becoming “green” conscious. Although you may not necessarily think of sewing as being green conscious, there are many aspects of it that […]

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Ironing

Does this bring up dreaded feelings of duties gone way awry and memories of childhood?  Isn’t it funny how this simple task has so much meaning in our lives.  This cute blog by Barbara, is hilarious and full of memories, which started me thinking about this simple […]

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Some more dress up ideas

In case you don’t believe me that dresses are making a come back (as opposed to a more grungy look), here are some samples from a slide show touting selections for guests at summer weddings.  Instead of dressing down or looking sloppy, every one of the suggestions […]

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How to dress up without dressing up!

On a more practical note – here’s a great way to stay sharp looking and some of that anti-grubby look.  Sometimes we need a jump start (and I admit I do too) for ideas, and one of my favorite places is surfing the net. Here’s a site […]

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The Met Gala

As many regular readers know, I’m not much on Punk or Grunge or any of that look.  Polly Mellon once said that Ugly is the New Beautiful, during this period, and I nearly croaked!  Ugly is ugly and beautiful is always beautiful.  I realize that in fashion, […]

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Nothing like an opening to get some great fashion ideas

The Met Museum in NY had their opening for their Punk: Chaos to Couture opening, and lots of beautiful things.  I love the way fashion trends are turning more beautiful and glamorous, as opposed to the chaos of Punk (sort of ironic, but that’s art for you). […]

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The Great Gatsby

This is a movie that is just rife with style, drama and lots and lots of money!  What a fun period to do a movie about.  Then you add a good plot and great characters, and it’s irresistible.  Every version seems to put their own spin on […]

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