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Jackets complete total look

The fashion magazines when talking about a wardrobe like to refer to it as “the total look.”  The most important fashion piece in your wardrobe is the jacket. I addressed the right style for you and the importance of the jacket in general.  [Read More]

August 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Playing piano and sewing a lot alike

Is it possible that playing the piano is similar to sewing? I was taking my weekly piano lesson when my teacher said something that made light bulbs go off in my brain. And I’m not talking 75 watt light bulbs – .I’m talking 100 watt or [Read More]

July 31, 2017 // 2 Comments

The meaning of ‘Haute Couture’

We’ve heard this term, but what does Haute Couture literally means. It means, “sewing at a high level” or “finest high fashion sewing.” Let’s just say that there is more time spent in putting the garment together, and that includes hand [Read More]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

All about those sewing terms

Sometimes when I write my sewing column, I assume that everyone knows the basic terms that are involved in sewing.  But I think I need to step back and re-evaluate that line of thinking.  The words, bias, grain, selvage are terms that are often [Read More]

July 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bare facts about bathing suits

By SALLY COWAN What am I describing “Made out of serge, alpaca or flannel in dark blue or black and usually trimmed with white braid with a fitted bodice, high neck and elbow-length leg-of-mutton sleeves.  Bloomers were worn under the knee-length [Read More]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Hints on activewear

Active wear – this could include hiking, camping, running or in my case, biking.  When you select outerwear fabrics they should provide efficient protection without adding undue weight or bulk, especially in hot Florida.  Some of these [Read More]

June 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Choosing the right active wear fabric

Active wear – this could include hiking, camping, running or in my case, biking.  When you select outerwear fabrics they should provide efficient protection without adding undue weight or bulk, especially in hot Florida.  Some of these [Read More]

May 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Keeping You in Stitches: Activewear

Let’s talk about activewear.  This could include hiking, camping, running or in my case, biking.  When you select outerwear fabrics they should provide efficient protection without adding undue weight or bulk, especially in hot Florida.  [Read More]

May 13, 2017 // 0 Comments