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Sally can be sew right!

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Okay, I can’t ignore the obvious.  Anne Heymen recently wrote a column called “Thread a needle?  I think ‘knot.’  My response back would have to be: “I think sew.” Over the years she has shared with me her [Read More]

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Three categories of pants

The word “pants” is a generic term that refers to three principle categories, of fit between the waist and crotch, jeans, slacks, and trousers—all pants—look and fit differently.  Each is designed with varying amounts of ease to [Read More]

January 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mysteries of sewing machines

There sits in almost every home in America a mysterious looking object that is not being used to its full potential.  Inside it has all the makings of womanhood but it grows only to adolescence. Why?  Because the mother of invention hasn’t [Read More]

January 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

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