Not Your Mother’s Peplum

During one of my recent jaunts into the enticing, instantly gratifying world of ready-to-wear, I heard a discussion through a thin dressing room wall (which is not really eavesdropping, right?). “You absolutely cannot wear that,” one woman said to another. “It’s a peplum and they are a fashion NO!” It was an interesting statement, one […]

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A Spring Coat like Betty’s

Betty Draper was my inspiration for this coat. Do you all remember the blue coat she wore in season one, when she was still in love with Don? A statement coat to be sure! And look at her hair, how it curls under so perfectly! No wonder Don had to have her. I made my […]

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Shift dress: Then and Now

I must be watching too many Mad Men reruns, because this week, I found myself crafting my very own shift dress! And I’m not the first person to want this look. Audrey did. Twiggy did. Jean Shrimpton did too. Pretty good company, if I had to say. It’s a timeless shape and the look is […]

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Spring Means Layers!

These days, the weather is so unpredictable! Some days, the sun will shine so bright you’ll reach for your sunglasses, only to rip them off a moment later because they sky is dark and it’s decided to rain.  In the morning, the temperature can be as low as forty; in the afternoon, close to seventy. […]

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