If it was a snake…

…it would have bit me! You know that feeling when you realize something that’s been staring you in the face? Take a look at this photo from the Burda 02/2011 Italian inspired collection: Remember how much I said I loved this collection? Now look at this photo: Notice anything? I was packing my albums and…

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Talking Print Selection with a Stylist

As seamstresses we get to be our own stylists, for better or for worse. Therefore, as part of my Silhouette Project, I asked stylist and print guru Reachel of the Cardigan Empire to help us all with selecting print fabrics. 1. Seamstresses are spoiled for choice. When looking at walls of printed fabrics or racks…

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My Silhouette Toolkit

Before I go any further with my Silhouette Project, it is time to share some of my discoveries. I am a Bottom-heavy Hourglass. Hot damn! So much for reading up on all those “How To Be a Pear” articles! It means my bust isn’t quite busty enough for a true hourglass but my bottom half…

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The Silhouette Project-Stage 1

First, I found the news clip with Linda Przybyszewski on CBS. (Really, a 6 button cuff? Wow!) Second, I found this wiki online that sounds like the panacea for all of us struggling with style. I figured I could run through the steps and see how it works. Of course, it didn’t. Step 5 is…

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Affordable Inspiration from Fashion Week

I usually find the Fashion Week fashions a little over the top and unrealistic with all the layers and the heels that I can’t walk in, but there are some brands that I do look at. So while watching matador inspired lines in Buenos Aries, and Dior’s see through gowns in Paris. I found the…

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Inspiration from the Purple Carpet

As if I didn’t need another reason to sew, along comes these beautiful stars in these gorgeous styles at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Somehow these seem more wearable and interesting than what they’ve had in previous years. Anyway here are my favs! Kate Beckinsinale wearing Diane von Furstenburg’s take on a jumpsuit! I wish…

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This is the year for Couture!

I bought my birthday present for me: Craftsy.com’s Susan Khalje’s Couture Dress online sewing course! I am so excited! I have been wanting to take my sewing to the next level but haven’t really hit on a way to do it. Sure a book would work but I wanted something more visual and hand’s on.…

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