Monthly Archives: November 2011

Blast of Color

Harlequin inspired designs have been around for ages and keep resurfacing when the economy is doing well. Let’s take a trip back to the 1980′s when color was exploding in fashion and stocks still had some value. Here are a … Continue reading

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Cat Hair and Camisoles

You all know my whining about filthy clothes brought into the sewing room so this year I put up a sign on my huge mirror that states: So this week a new bride arrives with a vintage dress she needs … Continue reading

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Gaping Armholes

Many of my wealthy clients travel all around the world and come back with some unusual items of clothing…some fitting and some not. Let’s get to the latest “not” garment. It is a completely embroidered vest of black velvet on … Continue reading

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Custom Coni Crawford

One of my very regular clients brings me bags of fabrics that she finds on her many travels around the country. We discuss what each fabric will be and then I make up the same pants pattern Butterick 5222. One … Continue reading

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Half and Half

Well it was bound to happen with such strong football rival teams in Oregon, someone would be torn between them for the next “Civil War” playoff. A woman who supports both teams came to me and asked if I could … Continue reading

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