Fit and Alterations

K is for Knickers

K is for Knickers

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Today I’m talking knickers, well, not just knickers, but all foundation garments. Like building a house, if the foundations aren’t solid, the house won’t be stable, your underwear has a huge effect on your overall look and how great you will look.  Let’s start from the top! Bras Studies show that around 70% of women…

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Where to End Your Skirts

Where to End Your Skirts

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  I was wondering if you might address correct hem lengths in one of your future blogs.  I am on the short side (5′ 4″) so almost all of my clothing needs to be shorted but I am never quite sure what the correct length is.  For example, are pencil skirts and dresses hemmed at…

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Which is Your Best White

Which is Your Best White

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All whites are not the same, and different whites suit different colouring. white by imogenl featuring short tops We can go from a very bright white which is cool and quite stark and only suits those with very cool colouring, via a soft white, through ivory to cream, which is very warm and suits those…

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Some of the common issues with fit to avoid or be wary of when shopping

Common Issues with Fit

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There are lots of problems with the fit of commercially made garments, these are things that if you’re making the garment you can alter out of the pattern. But before you buy, make sure these are not problems built into the garment for you.  There are some common issues with fit that are reasonably easy…

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Why Armholes Matter

Why Armholes Matter

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  Effect of Armholes by imogenl featuring a grey long sleeve t shirt How the sleeve is cut and fits into a top or jacket can change the way a garment appears on your body.  If you have a deeper, lower cut armhole, this will add some bulk to your chest region, so is great…

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Money Doesn’t Buy You Style and Class

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I want you to take a look today at Karen Of a Certain Age’s blog post today about Russia’s first lady, Svetlana Medvedev. Given her status, I’m guessing she’s dressed designer – so why doesn’t she pay to have her hems altered professionally to a length that suits her figure, buy a more uplifting bra,…

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Recessionista Fashionista Tips

Recessionista Fashionista Tips

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When economic times are tough, what can we do to save on our wardrobe? 1. Alter – you can make a garment fit properly with alterations.  I spend a lot of time in wardrobes pinning garments, adding darts when it’s too boxy, taking up hems that are too long, putting ruching where there was none….

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