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Handmade: 611 Menswear

posted on 03/2/2014, by

I’m guilty of it – bashing overseas production and praising domestically made products. At its core, that’s what this series, Handmade, is about. While I root for team USA, there are times when I side with China, India, and Sri Lanka. That’s what Nigel, owner of 611, taught me. A men’s clothing line based in  Continue Reading »

Handmade: Wild Chairy + Giveaway

posted on 02/17/2014, by

One of the purposes of Portrait of a Seamstress was to stretch the definition of a sewer to the max. The tie between sewing and sewing garments is so tight that most people automatically make the association when they hear the word. Think about people’s first response when you tell them you sew; most respond  Continue Reading »

Homemade: Norman Porter, American Made Jeans

posted on 01/27/2014, by

There are secret worlds of garment making. The bra industry is one of them, and it heavily guards its patterns, fabric, and notions, making it extremely difficult for any seamstress to become skilled in the trade (believe me, I know!). Another one is cordwaining, and the ability to receive training in this field is few  Continue Reading »

Shop Feature: Shop Juju’s

posted on 01/22/2014, by

We hear Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Coco Chanel considered style icons a lot, but Angelica Huston, not so much. I remember watching her in Witches and boy, could she play a part. That movie scared me more than Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park had me lying in bed, motionless and breathless because I thought  Continue Reading »















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