I’m so tired of this look and even worse, tired of seeing it over and over as it it will never die. What’s the matter with fashion these days? We’re coming out of a prolonged lockdown, pandemic in which so much of the arts and hospitality industry have been devastated and we’re about to come…

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Good fashion can take me away for hours even before I realize what’s happened. A simple search, or worse a photo and I’m gone. Starting with cleaning out my Evernote account, less really is more, I found the obituary for Martha Phillips. This is a long lost name, but in her day, it was everything.…

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A subscriber to my weekly email asked (WHAT?…you don’t subscribe? …goodness, it’s free and lots of info over there – here’s the link. Remember you can always unsubscribe, but you won’t cause it’s full of goodies, including discounts on my resources.) So the subscriber remarked that haute couture is not meant to be relatable. And…

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So Walt fell – twice – on the ice the first of the year. It was while walking he was walking the dog, in the dark morning, on ice. Yeah, I’ve threatened not to speak to him for a year if he does this again. Not sure that’s a motivating threat, but let’s just say…

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So I had this fabric, that I fell in love with, in the store…..yeah, you know how that goes. Well, got it home and I still love it, but it’s really dinky and thin and see-thru-ish even though it looks like a lush thick gushy fabric that you could make something in winter that would…

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Years ago, when I was a feisty young thing, I didn’t have enough sense to pick out a vocation that would be easy to find mentors, teachers and educators. I had to pick some obscure passion for sewing. Not only that but this passion turned out to be synomous with having the plague or something…

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Of course, I would say that it’s important – I make my living at it and teaching it, but above that, why is it important for the regular person on the street? And as luck would have it there’s a new article (more updated than the last article I used for this blog) about sewing…

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When we’re fitting a garment, this can be terms that we might not even think about. We’re more interested in hem length, straight hem, cuff length matching, collar front matching. And those are all good goals (some of them are), but there’s more to sewing for your own body than simply working through all the…

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Yeah – I feel like singing some great Barbra Streisand song about “I’m in charge and I’m back!!!!” Actually this will probably be short lived and I will be thrilled to simply talk about sewing again! I can not tell you how much fun it is to start blogging again and have everything….well, sort of…

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