Happy Summer Legs & Feet

Summer brings some special challenges for looking good and feeling comfortable in our shoes – especially after a year or more of mostly being home in our bunny slippers.  “Real” shoes – open toes, sling backs and bare sandals – all elongate our legs by leaving more skin visible.  But they can rub uncomfortably, and…

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How to Tie an Up-sized Scarf

Our new collections of super-sized rayon scarves are the perfect accessory to update your Summer wardrobe.  You’ve asked for suggestions on fun ways to wear them, so here are some of my favorites  …

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When is a Scarf Not a Scarf?

When it’s a duster-length vest that you can make without sewing a stitch, then transform – PRESTO – right back into a scarf.  It’s a great look to up-level your pandemic uniform of jeans and a tee into a stylish look for patio dining out.  Here’s how to do it …

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Susie’s Sheath Dress — Updated

Susie followed up her first Style School session with this update to a dress she already owned.  She realized that a dress in a deeper color would be a better balance for her — deep berry, teal or hunter green perhaps.  But this tan one was right there in her closet, and she could improve…

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Lucy’s Blouse Options – Evaluated

After her first session of VIRTUAL Style School, Lucy looked at her collection of blouses and wasn’t quite sure which ones were her most flattering.  It’s always harder to see ourselves accurately, isn’t it?  So she made a collage of her photos and asked me and her fellow participants for input …

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Pam’s Updated Chanel Jacket

After a discussion of garment design details in Session #2 of VIRTUAL Style School, Pam immediately thought  about the green jacket she never wears, despite the fact that she loves the color and the style.  She thought she now knew how to make it work …

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Editing & Prioritizing Lisa’s Fabric Stash

My sewing clients routinely tell me they own more fabric than they could sew up in two lifetimes.  So why waste time sewing anything but the very best pieces – the ones that are the most flattering to your coloring and features?

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New Colors – Spring Pantone Report

Each season the Pantone Color Institute puts forward its projections for the most influential colors to expect in fashion.  Here is a peek at the newest collection …

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