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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 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.…


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 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…


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 a lot but decided to do a blog on it because it’s not a one-word or short answer, but it is fairly simple once described. It’s also immensely effective and I’ve used it on normally…


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 fashion to get ideas on how to update and add to their wardrobes to make them look prettier and feel good in and about themselves in their new clothes. This sounds a little Emperor’s-New-Clothes-esque, that…

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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 acquire a lot of clothes and haven’t for decades. Now the really funny thing, from my perspective, is that I didn’t realize I was that much different from folks who purchased most of their clothes,…


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 I could translate what they were telling me they wanted into a picture that we both could see. The old adage: “A picture is worth 1,000 words,” worked wonders in my company. And amazingly enough,…

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Subscribing sounds like 1.) Spam, 2.) Expense, 3.) Invasive Emails. For me, it’s a way to communicate with folks who are really interested in sewing, style, fashion, flattering looks, and above all fun! I’m a huge advocate that life should be fun and fulfilling, and sewing for me qualifies! So what does a subscription to…