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    Let’s Discuss Mademoiselle Chanel

    Firstly, I want to thank all of you who have been following along with the Colette Book Club. It has been really fun to read and discuss sewing related books with all of you. I love that as sewists, our obsession always finds a way to reach beyond the sewing room and creep into other …

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    A Peek into Taylor’s sewing planner

    Tactile items and products have always been a big deal in my life. It’s probably the graphic designer in me, but I love being able to handle something with texture and substance, all while still looking appealing. Making hand-written lists is so much more effective for me than making lists in a program on the …

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    Let’s Discuss The Measure of a Man

    “I know a lot of people who dress up with great misery. A lot of self-doubt. A lot of voices from the past. They dress a certain way to protect themselves against those denigrating voices. So part of what I like to do is to help people and give them the power and the language, …

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    The Measure of a Man

    Just three weeks until we discuss this memoir that explores, tailoring, tradition, and family.

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    The Measure of a Man

    Follow along as we read about menswear, tailoring, and family.

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    Book Club Reminder

    In just one week, we’ll discuss The Lady and the Unicorn

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    Let’s Lighten Things Up

    This month we’re reading Asylum: True Tales of Madness from a Life in Fashion by Simon Doonan

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    Colette Book Club Reminder

    Just three weeks until we discuss Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion.

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    Let’s Talk about Fast Fashion

    The next book in the Colette Book Club is Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline. For the last 15 years, Americans have enjoyed an almost unabated and unprecedented free fall in the average price of clothing. We pay less for clothes, when measured as a share of our income, …