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Sketching as a Design Tool

From the time I started my design company, I was sketching designs for clients. It was the only way that ...

Making Your Own Clothes – Me Made

It's fascinating to listen to this discussion of How Much Clothing Do I Really Need? for me because I don't ...

How Did Fashion Get So Botched Up

What has happened to fashion? There was a day when well-dressed and even not-so-wealthy women looked to the latest in ...

Balance and Proportion in the Waist & Hips

A student asked a very interesting question, which I love to hear. This question is one that I've discussed here ...

This is so…. well, outré

I'm so tired of this look and even worse, tired of seeing it over and over as it it will ...

Down the Time Black Hole of Fashion

Good fashion can take me away for hours even before I realize what's happened. A simple search, or worse a ...

What Is Drape and Hang

When we're fitting a garment, this can be terms that we might not even think about. We're more interested in ...

I’m Back!!!

Yeah - I feel like singing some great Barbra Streisand song about "I'm in charge and I'm back!!!!" Actually this ...

Bust Dart

Whether this is the side bust dart or the waist bust dart, it’s truly one of the magical fitting tools ...

Fitting A Pattern to Your Body

This has always been one of the major reasons sewists turn to sewing if not the reason…period! The lure of fitting a ...

An Important Notice

As many of you know who take my weekly email, we are having woeful problems on this site. My wonderful ...