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Are Weight Loss Drugs Just an Excuse?

Are Weight Loss Drugs Just an Excuse?

I read an article this week about how sales of larger size clothing are falling and the smaller size clothing sales are on the rise. It was here if you want to go read it yourself. They credited the fact that so many people are taking weight loss drugs such as...

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The Art of Hand Stitching

The Art of Hand Stitching

Elevating Garment Sewing Beyond Machines In an era dominated by technology and automation, the art of hand stitching in garment sewing stands as a timeless craft that continues to capture the hearts of artisans and fashion enthusiasts alike. While machine stitching...

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A Custom Dress: See the Design Process

A Custom Dress: See the Design Process

I would love to show you my process for making a custom dress. My daughter is an opera singer and so she requires gowns for performances about once per year. Eventually she will have enoough of a collection that she might not need them so often but we're building her...

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How to Style a Skirt Without Looking Frumpy

How to Style a Skirt Without Looking Frumpy

Skirts are so easy to wear. They are so comfortable, easy to put on and you look ready for anything. Sometimes, however, when we get to a certain age we might look at ourselves in the mirror and wonder how to jazz up the look. Let me help you style a skirt since I...

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This is the Pajama Dress Everyone Needs

This is the Pajama Dress Everyone Needs

Do you have any dresses in your closet that just feel like the most comfortable, the most cozy, the thing you just love ot put on? That's what I mean by Pajama Dress.If not, have I got the dress for you. If you do, then maybe you need another one.Tie it in front or...

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How I Make My New Year’s Resolutions

How I Make My New Year’s Resolutions

That title makes it seem like I've always done the thing I'm about to tell you about. Actually, this year is the first year I'm setting new year's intentions rather than resolutions. I already feel much more comfortable than I have in the past 17 years of setting new...

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How to Make Your Home Smell Like a Disney Resort

How to Make Your Home Smell Like a Disney Resort

Please meet my friend Dorene from The Columbia Fragrance Company. I am positive you are going to love what she has to say about scenting your home and if you love Disney that's just a bonus. There are so many reasons we love to visit Disney! We don’t have space...

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Do You Hate Shopping? I’d love to help.

Do You Hate Shopping? I’d love to help.

We are all so busy. Between work and family and social life there isn't much extra time. I think that is why so many of us choose to shop online. And these pandemic years have made online shopping even more convenient because of the order online and pick up in store...

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5 Reasons Nail Care is Self Care

5 Reasons Nail Care is Self Care

When is the last time you had your nails done? I mean in a salon or at home. Any old manicure. When I was teaching spinning I always had my nails done. When I decided that I wanted to go back to dressmaking I stopped going to the nail salon just to save a little money...

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Gingham Skirts: Two Cool Skirts for Hot Summer Days

Gingham Skirts: Two Cool Skirts for Hot Summer Days

Gingham seems to be everywhere right now and I was thinking about an interesting way to use it. I happened to be at a fun shop in Lancaster County PA where Icame across gingham collections with three to four sizes of gingham print so I had to get it and make a cute...

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