From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

Making 18th Century Patchwork Pockets

Making 18th Century Patchwork Pockets

... In Colonial Williamsburg I saw something that inspired me. Something that uses up scraps, doesn't require mathematical prestidigitation, and serves a function. Turns out, you don't need a formal, printed pattern, even if you aren't all that experienced or skilled ...
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At SCADFash for Guo Pei exhibit.

Exhibit Visit - "Guo Pei: Couture Beyond" at SCADFash

... The short story is that I've never seen more exquisite garments, more beautifully made. That's saying something ...
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The No. 1 Ladies' Costume Designer - BDV Interviews Jo Katsaras

The No. 1 Ladies' Costume Designer - BDV Interviews Jo Katsaras

... JK: I think clothing is your first aura, it's what the world sees of your personality ...
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These are a size 2?!

Vanity Unfair -- What's Up With Modern Sizing?

... Do we move into negative numbers? Or just go to Baby Gap? ...
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I Can't Find a Thing That Ain't Got That Bling

I Can't Find a Thing That Ain't Got That Bling

... As usual, what I wanted and what everyone else wanted were worlds apart ...
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CHARLES J. TIPTON COLLECTION photo

Over the Edge

... Apparently, pretty on its own is acceptable up to a point ...
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Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

Not-So-Happy Hour: My Quest for a Cocktail Dress

... With a $1,600 price tag and a waist in need of nipping, it didn't make the cut ...
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Skirting the Issue

Skirting the Issue

... Being "on trend" today means wearing your skirt 5 inches above your knee, a la "The Real Housewives." But should you? ...
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Bollywood Wannabe, That's Me

Bollywood Wannabe, That's Me

... I, of course, gravitated toward the displays of beautiful ethnic clothing ...
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One of My Favorite Places

One of My Favorite Places

... It's been a long love affair, mostly unrequited ...
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