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#FeatureFriday Fashion Trend Series #3...

It’s time for the third edition of my Fashion Trend Series! This month features the style of actor Scott Speedman! As soon as you search Google Images for “Scott Speedman,” you are instantly met with a laid back, casual style. The second thing you realize is that it’s very likely his favorite color is blue. Somehow he alwaysRead more

#FeatureFriday: Dress it up (Series 2)...

Today’s #FeatureFriday continues a new series from last month called, Dress It Up! Once a month, I will select a plain garment from the Costume Closet, put it on a mannequin, and have some of the staff select items within the Closet to accessorize it. There’s no limits – they can add any garment to theRead more

#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: Dress it up – Seri...

Today’s #FeatureFriday focus is a new series called, Dress It Up! Once a month, I will select a plain garment from the Costume Closet, put it on a mannequin, and have some of the staff select items within the Closet to accessorize it. There’s no limits – they can add any garment to the piece andRead 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 Costume Closet Faves

Since the Costume Closet is always an ongoing project, I thought it would be a nice change of pace to highlight our favorite garments in the Closet! Here’s some of our picks: Ashley D.’s Picks JJ’s Picks Which one do you like? Didn’t see one from our online closet? Post a link to it in the comments! We’dRead 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: Men’s Hats

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been going through Marilyn’s hat collection in the Costume Closet. I realized one thing about the men’s hats: The only hat style I really know is top hat, bowler, fedora, and cowboy and that’s about it! It made it extra difficult to sort hats in the closet! So whatRead 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: The Girls Choose Their F...

Did you catch our social media post about Pantone’s Top 10 Spring Colors? I was curious to see which of these shades were favored by the workroom so I asked them for their opinion! Marilyn: Buttercup (Runner Up: Green Flash) Karen: Snorkel Blue Ashley D: Lilac Gray Ashley C: Peach Echo Maria: Limpet Shell (Runner Up: Buttercup)Read more