How Clothes Should Fit

How your garments should fit The most common clothing issue I see with women is poorly fitting clothing.My goal with most of my clients is to simply get them into clothing that fits properly.In doing that, they will instantly look thinner, stand a little taller, exude confidence – and of course, be accepting tons of compliments. Clothing that doesn’t fit properly will add bulk, bring attention to problem areas, and completely camouflage the best aspects of your figure.It can make you look older, give your appearance a dowdy edge, and make you look like you’ve gained weight! TOPS Long sleeved garments should hit just below the wrist bone with just a little ease (shouldn't be too tight or loose) Shoulders of any jacket, blouse or tee should be AT the shoulder – right where your … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Wear a Scarf this Fall

Scarves are a must-have for fall...actually for any season.  They're inexpensive, available in a wide variety of styles, and they'll fit no matter how many Pumpkin Spice Lattes you throw back. Oh, and all the celebrities are wearing them (not that we care about that, though, right?). You've scoured the mall. You've picked out a scarf that's just the right color scheme for your winter skin, just the right print for your wardrobe, just the right weight for your climate.  Now what?  Are you standing in front of the mirror in various self-inflicted headlocks as you attempt to tie it around your neck just right?  Worry not! 5 Basic Scarf Tying Techniques 1. The No-Tie Tie. You can't get any easier than this: Just drape it around your neck, and viola!  When to do it: When you're wearing … [Read more...]

How to Wear the Trendy Tunic

Photo: I have recently embarked upon a love affair with tunics. I just purchased a couple and I have no idea how I ever lived without them!They are comfortable, cute, and cover a multitude of sins.They are also very versatile, and can be worn with jeans, capris, dress pants, leggings, or skirts.   Photo: 3 Tips for Wearing The Tunic Trend: Tunics can be worn for day or evening.Choose accessories to dress them up for evening such as a funky necklace, chic belt, or sassy heels. The shape of your tunic on top determines what you should wear on the bottom. Most tunics are either straight or A-line/empire waist.With a straight tunic, wear a wide-leg pant or A-line skirt.With an A-line tunic, wear skinny jeans or pants, leggings, or a pencil skirt. Tunics … [Read more...]

Embellishing for Beginners

One of the main reasons a lot of people begin to sew is to make their own clothes. While it is amazing to be able to create your own clothes, embellishing clothes you already have is a bit less intimidating, and gives you much faster results than starting from scratch. Here are some easy ways to add a custom touch to your clothes: Tutorials This no-sew fabric flower tutorial from Wise Craft is a perfect Springtime addition to your jacket, bag or even a headband! This Applique tutorial is shown for a quilt, but the same technique can be used to embellish an adult OR kids shirt (especially one with a wretched stain that won't go away). Martha Stewart has a number of ideas for embellishing simple tote bags that could easily translate into clothing as well! Did you know you can … [Read more...]