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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Update Your Wardrobe by Sewing Some Basics

Hi Sewing Friends:

Here is an update on the 2006 fashion trends. Update your wardrobe by sewing some basics and add an accessory or some trim to be in style. See the following article.

Hopefully, you all had a Happy Holiday Season.

I love my family, but I will be glad to get back to my own routine. I need to take off that seasonal "flab" and continue my back therapy. Progress is really slow, but coming along!

I have so much sewing and writing I want to do. I'm sure you do, too. It seems overwhelming at times. But, I find that no matter what the latest fashion trends, I can always rely on my basic "classic" styles that fit to see me through the next fashion year.

Getting your fit is the best gift you can give yourself. Start with your skirt and then your pants and build from there. You will learn a lot about your body and the fit that you need by starting with your skirt.

Good Luck to you.

Let me know how I can help!

To Your Sewing Success,



Update Your Wardrobe by Sewing Some Basics

- by Marian Lewis

©2005 Marian Lewis - All Rights Reserved

1st Step To Sewing Success

Update Your Wardrobe by Sewing Some Basics

Nothing is really new! It is just recycled!

Add just one thing to your basic, classic garments and you will be in style this Spring.

What is the one thing? It's bows!

Bows are back in the fashion world of 2006. They are on everything, everywhere. There are flat bows and fluffy bows, wide bows and narrow bows and everything in between bows.

At the fashion shows, bows and sashes adorned every conceivable place on a garment - top, bottom, front and back.

Just when we thought we would finally get rid of our bow blouses, they are back in style.

Along with bows you will see pleats and tucks, the 60's look, empire waists, A-line shifts and lots of ruffles and florals.

You are going to see the ladies short sleeve shirts with small matching neckties again. Remember those? And how about "safari" looks as well?

Although not very many females can wear them well, wide belts are back on the scene. Remember the ones with the big medallion in the middle? They are back!

It looks like a more romantic, feminine look is in for 2006. Ugh! That means a more defined waistline to show off hour glass figures. Whatever happened to hour glass figures? Better get going with a new diet and exercise plan fast! My sand is all shifted to the middle!

Silky and chiffon fabrics are trendy especially in those ruffly and bow blouses.

They look smart with the more fitted tailored jackets and coats including the classic trench coat.

And for skirts, it is the pencil skirt. Everyone needs a good straight skirt. Get that fit right once and for all!

Black is still big, but in more textured fabrics.

Bright red and cream are a popular color combination as well as muted blues and grays like gray and dark denim.

Dig out your platform shoes and cowboy boots. Add some lace and ball fringe to a few things and you have some of the latest trends for the new year.

As for pants, it looks like slightly flared knee length cuffed shorts will be big. They are longer than Bermudas, but shorter than Capris. Be careful if this is not your best length or look.
Make your pants the length that is most flattering for your figure.

Stitch up a pair of khaki pants and a red top for yourself. And, don't forget the bows! How about a flat bow at the neckline? That will do it!

Get your fit in the 6 basic pieces every woman needs:

1. Jacket
2. Skirt
3. Pants
4. White Blouse/Shirt
5. Basic Black Dress
6. Basic Shell

Focus on these sewing patterns until you are happy with the results. Use them over and over in different fabrics and colors that look good on you.

Add accessories to suit your style and you are all set no matter what the fashion trends are.

It just makes sense!


End Of Article


Marian Lewis is a sewing instructor, author and creator of an amazing new fitting method for hard-to-fit sewing folks who want great fitting skirts and pants. In her ebook, she teaches step-by-step common sense techniques how to find out WHAT you really need, WHERE you really need it and HOW to apply that to a commercial sewing pattern.

Marian is also the author of many articles and other eBooks related to sewing highlighting, "It Doesn't LOOK Homemade" Sewing Techniques.

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