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More Pressing Matters

More Pressing Matters

It has been over a year since I moved out of the living room into the new studio. Although we didn’t get a chance to have a big opening party in the new digs. Honestly too, at first, it was such a mess to move and there was so much to do last Fall that I thought the...

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Each Piece Deserves a Story

Each Piece Deserves a Story

I’m constantly thrown into my past, thinking about the foundation of Salad Bowl Dress, and building a business while parenting. I have three kids, now all young adults who still need help and parenting, but when I was starting my business again they were all little...

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Why Write a Blog?

Why Write a Blog?

Why Write a Blog? Of course, I had to make money the artist/mom way all these years, not the business way.  I made one-off goods to sell. Many customers became my friends and owned multiple garments, then COVID hit.  This year may have been my biggest year yet. I...

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The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

The State of Fashion /Coronavirus Update

State of Market Informa Markets Fashion Coronavirus update with Nick Blunden, president, BofF Wednesday, October 14, 2020 The State of Fashion with Nick Blunden summary:  I tuned in to the Business of Fashion’s Nick Blunden talk about what a huge impact Covid is...

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The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers

The Fast Fashion Money Crunchers For years I worked in the fashion industry as a professional patternmaker and tailor in NYC and Los Angeles. I have worked for some iconic brands like Betsy Johnson, Ellen Tracy, and here in the O.C. at St. John Knits were making the...

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Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion

Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion

Hand Sewing is Slow Fashion Hand sewing is easy! Surprisingly how little of it anyone does anymore. It is a basic skill we could use all the time… for hemming? You would not believe how we all make excuses for not hemming something. It seems so hard. Well, I am here...

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In the Future Call It Fashion or Clothing?

In the Future Call It Fashion or Clothing?

      Intersectional Connection​ is what sustainable fashion is really all about. We consume with our money and we do not always check for the transparency of manufacturing and energy use in the corporations we are patronizing.     For every...

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Queen of the Bargain Hunters

Queen of the Bargain Hunters

A world of abundance is what I see. In my own home, as I sit here thinking about not having the corporate job or simply not making more money and still buying things, I am in awe of how little I spend on buying things and how much I am handed by people who do not want...

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