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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:14

What Exactly is Appliqué?

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Are you a newbie fashionista? Getting into fashion design? Looking for a special piece of apparel? There are many reasons why you might be wondering about  “appliqué". This popular term leaves many people familiar yet vague on the topic, so we are going to take the opportunity to offer a crash course in appliqué!
Sunday, 18 May 2014 00:00

Staff Picks: Best Dressed - Met Gala 2014

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Our top 10 favourites from this year's Met Gala red carpet - there were some incredible gowns to choose from!
Monday, 07 April 2014 00:00

Warm Fabrics to Use This Winter

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For all of those looking to keep warm this winter and into early spring – or all those cool occasions in between – you’ll want to look out for the warmest fabrics out there. Whether you’re looking to use these fabrics to construct your own garments or you just want some tips for finding the warmest pieces possible, you’ll want to keep eye out for these.
Friday, 21 March 2014 11:19

Sewing & Pattern Making Classes in Melbourne

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The Designer Stitch School of Fashion and Design teaches amateur and professional fashion designers and sewers basic, traditional and advanced ways of sewing clothing.   The Designer Stitch School of Fashion and Design offers a series of sewing lessons and pattern making classes, suitable for beginners, to teach dress making and other garment creation.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00

Staff Picks: Best Dressed - Oscars 2014

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Here are our red carpet favourites from this year's Oscars - such beautiful gowns on display! Whose dresses made your top 10 list?
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:00

Staff Picks: Best Dressed - BAFTAs 2014

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Plenty of amazing gowns on display at the recent British Academy Film Awards! Here are our 10 favourite picks - do you agree with our choices?
Saturday, 01 February 2014 00:00

Staff Picks: Best Dressed - Grammy Awards 2014

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Our Top 10 favourites from the 2014 Grammy Awards! Who do you think wore the best dresses of the night?
Thursday, 16 January 2014 11:00

Staff Picks: Best Dressed - Golden Globe Awards 2014

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Some of our favourite gowns from the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. So many amazing dresses made it very hard to choose just 10! What were your picks from this year?
Sunday, 22 December 2013 11:00

Dress-Making for the Voluptuous Plus-Size Woman

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The voluptuous plus-size woman has an increasingly more common place in not only today’s Australia, but today’s world at large. The increased manufacture of large-size dresses that are specially tailored to fit these voluptuous women is still something of a problem, and it’s not always clear why, but the one thing that is certain is that it’s high time that designers and boutiques start to bring more well-fitting options to this growing market need.
Sunday, 15 December 2013 11:00

How to Look Thin When You Are Not

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Looking thin can represent a number of things, from a healthy goal to a vain ideal to an unhealthy obsession. If you are one of the many larger women out there today in Australia – and the world, at that – looking slimmer can be all you need to get that extra boost in confidence. And you don’t even have to do it by squeezing into impossibly small clothes; larger size clothing can provide all you need.


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