Posts Categorized: Fabric

Couture Weekend was a bust

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One thing about owning a business is that it is like a 2 year old. It runs your life. You love it, but don’t be naive about who runs the show. I made one dress on Couture weekend and the rest are in pieces. My imagined 3 days of couture dressmaking fell by the wayside,… Read more »

Couture Weekend

As we grow, we morph to what surrounds us. We can stay true to ourselves but who that self is,  like it or not becomes altered in ways we didn’t expect.  Sometimes we become what we don’t recognize; amazing, good or surprisingly bad. I remember being young and craving to sew (who craves to sew?….:)…me.) … Read more »

Putting it all together….

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I buy pieces of trims and fabric I like with no real plan. I spot something that I am attracted to and wham! It’s in my bag, after payment of course. Wicker baskets fill with these pieces and when the mood hits to play, I drag out the basket and dump it on the cutting… Read more »

When is it about me?

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I sew for a living. I design for a living. And I live in the same few outfits. Which actually I find designers don’t dress themselves very well. I remember the first board meeting I ever went to, an establishment I won’t name that was build on the talent of artists, it looked as if… Read more »

Old, Worn and Loved

Wow, has it been a year since I have posted ?? Really? It doesn’t feel that way….hmmmm…. I recently went on a fabric purchasing tour which led me into the bowels of a particular warehouse. I love the dark, creepiness of the battered wood shelving where old remnants lie awaiting their fate. Here, bundle upon… Read more »

Fabric

Every piece of fabric that lays upon my hand, causes my mind to drift into a stream of imaginary images of all that the fabric could be. Image after image, stream after stream, I imagine all that I want you to wear. ~Susannah