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Sewing Revival

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How many people do you know who regularly sew clothing for themselves or their family members? One woman in Texas recently emailed that only one store that sells fabric exists in her town of 35,000 people, making it difficult to select fabric to sew bridesmaids' dresses for her daughter's wedding. This is the same town that in years past had three of the major chain fabric stores, all having now gone out of business. Many of the major fabric stores that do exist are shifting inventory toward crafters and quilters rather than keeping plentiful stock for apparel construction.

Style Inspiration from Nature

Green rock from the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

Rock on display at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Children's Artwork for Textile Design

Children's artwork inspiration, two dresses
Children's original artwork for textile design

Those of us who love children are frequently the recipients of artwork made especially for us. My nieces, ages five and three, love to draw with markers. Children see the world without the warp that culture and training places upon us as we mature, making children's artwork uniquely creative. The first evening gown pictured features a textile design with a tiled repeat of the five-year-old's artwork.

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New Clothing Reviews

Lauren James Bridal Formal

Advertising as Utah's largest bridal and formal store with two locations in Orem and St. George, this company set up an online ordering...

The Perfect White Dress

This manufacturer of long-sleeved, ankle-length white dresses offers a few classic styles that may be used for casual weddings or any...

Tulle and Lace

Tulle and Lace is a modest formal gown rental shop in New York City that showcases its inventory on its Facebook page. Even if you live...