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On buttons and pussycat bows

This December my mother would have been 101 years old.  As I reflect on that, I think about how she always wore a scarf at her neck that looked like a bow.  Nothing goes better with buttons than bows.  Buttons and bows.  Peanut butter and jelly. [Read More]

December 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hints for battling holiday bulge

  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there is a tendency to party too much, and therefore, eat too much.  If you are waiting until Jan. 1 to start worrying about the amount of calories you consume, here are some tips as to how to dress so you [Read More]

November 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buttons, buttons and more buttons

Through the years I have been writing about buttons.  I often write about the different types of buttons, or types, but I need to be sure I’ve covered the most important thing about buttons.  And that is “sewing on a button.”  I sometimes [Read More]

November 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Dressing the male species

I’ve written  about what women should wear depending on their body style.  This week I was asked by a “real man” what men should wear depending on body types.  Over the years I do have to admit, I have not been equal in sharing men’s [Read More]

October 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

How to figure your figure

By Sally Cowan “We often see only what we want to see!”  This quote is so true in the area of figure concerns.  Rather than ignore your weaker points, perhaps it would be better to face up to them and try and dress accordingly. We all know our [Read More]

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Keeping You In Stitches: On Buttons

Everyone loves buttons.  Who could possibly hate a button?  I could understand why you might not like a zipper, or Velcro, or hooks and eyes, but buttons—never. How about bone buttons?  Bone is one of the earliest known materials used for [Read More]

September 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Suggestions for the beginning sewer

SAINT AUGUSTINE –  I once was asked the question, “where do you start if you are just beginning to sew?”  I suggested some necessary equipment and beginning projects. Here are some ideas.  Do you have a shirt that is too low?  Why not [Read More]

August 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Trip down pattern memory lane

If you would like a trip “down memory lane” let me make a suggestion.  I received a call last week from a reader who was looking for a vintage pattern.  She had a wrap dress that she loved and was looking for the pattern.  So out of [Read More]

August 21, 2017 // 0 Comments