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. […]Continue Reading
A women’s size 6 is not the same as a size 6 label from 20 years ago. In fact, today a women’s size 6 is not even consistent across stores. Since women’s clothing is not standardized to actual measurements, clothing size becomes a starting point only. The lie behind Women’s clothing sizes is further confused […]Continue Reading
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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 […]Continue Reading
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) […]Continue Reading
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The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips. Bust is also important for determining shirt size. Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear. Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]Continue Reading
Some lucky women can find a dress that fits perfectly off the rack, and for the rest of us sometimes a little adjustment is necessary. Ask your dress retailer to recommend a seamstress or tailor. Some corporate stores are actually not allowed to recommend a seamstress. Check with independent dress boutiques or your dry cleaners, […]Continue Reading