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#FeatureFriday Fashion Trends Part II...

It’s time for the second edition of my Fashion Trend Series! This month features the style of Alicia Keys. As soon as you search Google Images for “Alicia Keys Fashion,” you are instantly met with bold, solid garments in nearly every outfit she wears – especially on the red carpet! Sometimes you’ll see her wearing aRead more

#FeatureFriday Fashion Trends Part I...

I’m continuously brainstorming new topics for the blog and my newest idea is to occasionally feature a random celebrity and their fashion over the years. To start off this new blog series, we will look at the wardrobe of Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer of the band Goo Goo Dolls. His Style: Casual meets Edgy! AllRead more

#FeatureFriday: Beach Wrap History

Over the past few weeks, the Studio added two new items to our retail section: beach wraps! Both were built by two of our summer interns, Eve and Rana, under the supervision of Marilyn and Karen. They turned out great! I (Admin) have to admit as I was pulling patterns for all the wraps, I neverRead more

#FeatureFriday Dress Like Grace Kelly...

Happy Friday! This week I did some research again, tracking down similar (and inspired!) patterns of a few dresses worn by Grace Kelly. To see my past post on Audrey Hepburn clothing patterns, click HERE. The Rear Window Dress McCalls 4045A This pattern was actually used for Grace’s dress. It’s no longer in print BUT youRead more

#FeatureFriday: Build Your Own Audrey Wa...

In celebration of what would have been Audrey’s 87th birthday this past Wednesday, I looked through photos of some of her outfits and compared them with garments on Vogue Patterns. This is a perfect reference for any garment maker, or for someone who has interest in having custom clothing made. Our Studio can create custom garmentsRead more

#FeatureFriday: The History of Velcro...

It’s been a few weeks since I discussed fashion history so today’s #FeatureFriday is about Velcro! Whenever I see velcro, I think of the sneaker fad when it became a substitution for shoe laces for not just kids – adults too! Velcro is a hook and loop fastener that has two surfaces. The name “Velcro”Read more

#FeatureFriday: A 90’s Fashion Fla...

SEAN: What’s it like, living with Felicity? MEGHAN: It’s like living with a TV that’s always playing Little House on the Prairie….only with more sweaters. And there we have Felicity’s style in a nutshell, especially in the first season. In case you’re not familiar with Felicity, it was a show on the WB that ran fromRead more

#FeatureFriday: The Studio Talks Fashion...

If you follow us on social media, you probably heard that I created a fashion questionnaire for the stitchers and interns to fill out this week. I then extended it to include our followers by turning it into an online survey! While I’m still waiting for the rest of the results from the online survey,Read more

#FeatureFriday: The History of Scarves...

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since I’ve done a history lesson on fashion accessories, so in lieu of the winter blizzard heading our way, today’s blog post will focus on something that keeps us warm – scarves! The first scarf was seen in 230 B.C. when warriors of the Chinese Warrior Cheng wore them toRead more

#FeatureFriday: Velvet

The Studio has been working with a lot of velvet for holiday table runners (which are also for sale!) and it’s become quite clear that velvet is not an easy fabric to work with! It’s a fabric with a mind of its own and very difficult to iron. One day the workroom got into aRead more