Posts Tagged 'fashion'

Vintage Focus: 1960s Red Paisley Wiggle Dress

I thought I’d step back from sewing today and launch a new series called Vintage Focus. Each post will focus on a wonderful piece of vintage clothing from my collection. I’ll share commentary and up-close photos of the item’s construction that show external features (embellishments, collars, and buttons) and interior details (darts and seam finishes).

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After Reading Overdressed…What Do I Do Now?

As I stated in my previous post, reading Overdressed and taking one of Claire Kennedy’s sewing classes changed me. I now have a strong desire to make my own clothes and give up buying ready-to-wear garments as much as I can. I don’t know if I can manage to make everything I wear, but I want to make as much as I can. It just makes sense for me.

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A Review of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion

Recently, I took a sewing class taught by Claire Kennedy, a talented seamstress and fashion consultant. I know this seems like hyperbole, but it changed my life! I’ll have more on that in another post, but for this one, I want to focus on a book that she recommended: Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. This book was a life-changer as well.

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