tutorial: puffed taffeta patch

Shown here: patches in taffeta (silver) and satin (red), augmenting a hoodie and jacket, resp. I've long loved the look of a bit of posh on casual wear. It took me a few tries to get the look I wanted - a raised puffy patch, quilted, that retained its shape accurately...

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hold up!

[Stuart voice]: "Look what I can do!" The Beyoncé "Hold Up" dress (here's the original: yes, it's amazing!) was my biggest project this Halloween. A friend saved up and went big - she not only requisitioned the dress, she acquired the hair, shoes (which were then...

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from morning until night!

It is a beautiful life. My basement studio space is cold, super cold, and there's no real getting around that. I bundle up as best I can but I work long enough hours that by the end of the day my fingers are stiff and I've got a chill set in my bones. I come back...

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