Zipper Replacement | Guide for DIY and Repair Costs

Recently, I had a zipper malfunction on a great dress.  The hidden zipper completely split open and the only way out of the dress was to pull one side of the teeth out of the zipper, by brute force.  There is no way to repair a zipper when it splits, much less when it is ripped apart. […]

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Easy Ways to Add Straps to Strapless Tops and Dresses

I love the look of strapless dresses, but I hate being worried about a wardrobe malfunction.  Here are a few easy ways to add straps to strapless tops and dresses. This dress and top actually came with their own matching straps!  Admittedly, that way a key selling point when I bought the dress.  Attach the […]

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What Size am I? | Navigating the Insane World of Women’s Sizing

Junior, Misses, Missy, Women’s, Plus, Petite, Tall – What size am I?  With so many size types, where should I begin?  How do I know what size clothes to try on, or buy from the website? There is so much confusion on women’s sizing.  There is simply no standard size chart for all clothes – […]

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Prom Dress – Tips to Wear it Again

I loved my Senior year Prom dress!  It was red statin, strapless sweetheart neckline, with a front slit.  It fit me perfectly and looked amazing.  After prom, I kept it in my closet even though I “knew” I would never wear it again.  Boy, was I wrong! My freshman year at University I was invited […]

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Simple Tips to Upcycle Your Prom Dress

After Prom, you may consider selling your Prom dress while the style is still current and to make room in your closet for other things.  Or, you may just not want to part with your beautiful frock – so Upcycle it!  You can repurpose your dress into another fabulous outfit. A former client loved her Prom […]

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The Button Down Shirt

The button down shirt is considered a wardrobe staple, but it makes me shudder.  The small bust models wear these shirts barely buttoned for a Saturday night “Desperate for Attention” look. I choose to button my shirt all the way over my chest.  Weird, I know. Just buttoning the shirt has a significant risk of […]

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What is the Difference between Junior and Misses?

One of the most confusing parts of shopping is trying to figure out what size to try on and ultimately what to add to your wardrobe. Are you even trying on clothes from the correct department? What is the difference between Junior and Misses clothing? Misses clothes can also be Petite or Tall, and at […]

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Adding Side Pockets, Easy DIY sewing Project

Adding Side Pockets | Easy Sewing Project

Oh, yes – I love pockets!  Here is my previous post to add a basic top pocket, now let’s move on to a basic side seam pocket. Pleated or full skirts are ideal for this hidden pocket.  I selected this dress with a back zipper and minimal stretch to the fabric.  Trying to match this […]

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Add Pockets to clothes, Easy no Sew options

How to Add Pockets to Clothes | DIY Super, Easy Methods with no Sew Options

Pockets are great!  They are built-in compartments that can supplement or replace a handbag or purse.  Here is a previous post about the hidden treasure of sewn pockets, but what about the majority of fabulous dresses & skirts without pockets?  Let’s add them! The easiest garments to add pockets are non-stretchy fabric (cotton is my favorite) […]

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Effective Strategies for a Closet Purge

As the temperature cools down for fall, I have purchased a wardrobe refresh and now I need to clear out some old & outdated items to make room for it all. I encourage a wardrobe “check-up” at the beginning of each season.  Trying to go through an entire closet all at once is quite daunting.  I prefer to […]

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Sewn Pockets

Do you know the difference between decorative pockets and real pockets that are sewn shut? Many high quality garments leave the manufacturer with the pockets stitched closed to prevent the garment looking worn, prior to puchase in the store.  Stitched pockets maintain shape better and are less likely to be damaged in the fitting room.  Some people will […]

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How to Sell Your Prom Dress

How to Sell Your Prom Dress | When and How to get the Most Money for the Least Hassle?

Are you thinking about selling your Prom dress? You need some extra money, it does not fit anymore, you already wore it once, you will never wear it again, whatever your reason… Now is the perfect time to sell your Prom Dress! Prom is just around the corner. Most Prom events occur in April, and […]

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