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More of Kirsten Longly’s Original Designs!

Hi all, This  Portland Fashion Week Video is for my entry into Portland Fashion Week Emerging Designers Competition.  It will be seen by the judges along with my portfolio.  It will then be up to them to decided who gets in.  Keep your fingers crossed and I will let you know. More information on Portland Fashion Week Kirsten Kirsten@fabrics.net    

Celebrate Velcro and a Sneak Preview of Wearable Technology

Image via Flickr The challenge of fastening garments has gone from the buttom to the hook and eye to the zipper and finally to Velcro: Fun Fact Friday: Velcro – DEN Blog Network http://blog.discoveryeducation.comFri, 03 May 2013 14:00:11 GMT Did you know that Velcro was first patented in 1955? Besides being a best friend to children too small to tie their shoes, Velcro has been used in everything from cars to military uniforms. A few years ago the US Army retired … Image via Flickr After many years of living with the ripping noise of velcro a moment of silence for:  Silent velcro: end those awful ripping noises » Lost At E Minor: For … http://www.lostateminor.comWed, 15 May 2013 13:59:42 GMT Listed as one of the hottest inventions this year, according to Webmpires, Silent Velcro is a new product that everyone will want. The new concept lets you.   Speaking of inventions, how about more wearable technology  Fashion Forward – 9 Wearable Technology Trends For Your Closet – Conscious Culture and Fashion – EcoSalon http://ecosalon.com/May 12 Technology has long been a part of clothing—from the creation of synthetic fabrics, to everyone’s favorite: Velcro—science is no stranger to style. Our foray into the futuristic gadget-driven hi-tech era is now seeing innovation become a driving force in fashion.   Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net      

Coming Soon To A Store Near You? Gagets for Mom!

Image via Flickr Many Moms enjoy gagets but I have heard from more than one Mom that the gift shouldn’t have a power cord.  Some of these gagets I found are just fun, others are on the edge.   New “power felt” fabric could power your phone and more | Android … http://myandroidgadgets.comFri, 19 Apr 2013 06:07:09 GMT Anytime I read a story that talks of nanotechnology I get all warm and fuzzy inside, and my inner geek jumps out and screams. Business Insider is reporting on.   Just in time for vacation travel and under the title “It’s About Time” : Skyroll Wrinkle-Free Luggage Carrier is an everything burrito for … http://www.redferret.netMon, 06 May 2013 06:00:45 GMT It’s made of of some pretty tough ballistic fabric, and can fit about two suits inside. It rolls up around a tube, which can hold your toiletries or shoes, and won’t take up much space in the overhead bin. Sadly it costs an arm and a …   Now why didn’t I think of this one?!?  14 Cool and Creative Fashion Gadgets, Accessories – TechEBlog http://www.techeblog.comFri, 15 Feb 2013 01:30:00 GMT 14 Cool and Creative Fashion Gadgets, Accessories. Don’t you just hate stumbling around in the dark at night looking for the door handle or light switch? Well, if you constantly find yourself in that situation, these nifty LED …   And now a low tech gaget:  Tuned ›› The Social Magazine » GatorKey – A better way to keychain http://www.tuned.comMon, 06 May 2013 16:33:04 GMT A low tech tool that plays nicely with your high tech gadgets. Cool design – Gatorkey designs are fresh, stylish & compact. Men can slip GatorKey in their back pocket without the bulge. It is a sexy and sleek way to key chain. Now that were in …   Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net          

Are espadrilles a trend? Other Shoe News. . .

Image via Flickr Does comfort drive your choice of shoe styles?  Did you know that experts recommend not wearing the same pair of shoes day after day.  Research has shown that the foot can conform to the shoe rather than the shoe forming to the foot.   Spring Summer 2013 Shoe Trends « Fashion Allure: Latest Trends … http://fashion-allure.comTue, 30 Apr 2013 11:01:53 GMT Check out some of the newest, most wearable footwear trends and the most gorgeous summer 2013 shoe styles. Ready to bring out your playful side?   Just as I thought, espadrilles have been around forever so aren’t they considered a staple in our closets? JournalGazette.net – Fair-weather friendly – The Journal Gazette   When is the trend of the very high heeled shoes going to stop?Celebrity Stylists Talk Fall Shoe Trends – Women’s Wear Daily http://news.google.com Women’s Wear DailyCelebrity Stylists Talk Fall Shoe TrendsWomen’s Wear DailyThe Meatpacking District is so not heel-friendly. Flat boots will be everywhere because they are a way to be edgy and they cover a lot of fashion mileage. Menswear-inspired h …   And now a contest and a shoe that transforms with just a zip:  Zipz Shoes Giveaway | Fashion Trends Online http://www.fashiontrendsonline.infoMon, 22 Apr 2013 15:07:36 GMT Are you looking for fun, cool, and unique shoes? You should check out Zipz Shoes! Zipz Shoes is the first and only fully interchangeable and removable shoe system in the world. Just simply zip on a different cover and … Enjoy!  By the way, if you win the shoe contest, please let us know! Judith Judith@fabrics.net

Which Summer Trend for 2013 Will You Add to Your Personal Style?

Image via Flickr Although most of us don’t strictly adhere to whatever is trending for each season and year, there are nice styles you may want to adapt to your personal style. Want in on Spring 2013’s Watercolor Trend? – Cosmopolitan (blog) http://news.google.com Cosmopolitan (blog)Want in on Spring 2013’s Watercolor Trend?Cosmopolitan (blog)We saw this trend everywhere on the runway at 2013’s spring/summer fashion shows, like Michael Kors, Sachin + Babi, Naeem Khan, and Vera Wang. It was literally a sea of b …   I like the watercolor prints so I will Pin one or two of these pictures to my style board on Pinterest.  Watercolor prints aren’t available every year so when they are, I want one!   Several months ago we talked about the designers and runway fashions for 2013 which included stripes:   Stripes: Spring/Summer Fashion Trend 2013 – StyleBistro http://news.google.com Stripes: Spring/Summer Fashion Trend 2013StyleBistroStripes are back with a bang! This season, striped pattern is dominating other prints with its classy appeal and undeniably elegance. Stripe print is perfect representation of timeless glamor and mo … Orene Kearn, certified Image and Wardrobe Consultant has more:  7 Spring and Summer Fashion Trends | beauty inforum | for a … http://www.beautyinforum.comThu, 25 Apr 2013 17:13:08 GMT Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner so now is the time to go shopping for some seasonal inspirations. Here are seven spring and summer fashion trends to excite your closet. Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net

The Foundation for all Women’s Wardrobe?

Image via Flickr OK, your goal isn’t to walk the famous red carpet but do you want to look slimmer and younger by just changing one item of clothing? It’s true, by getting the right fitting bra, you can look younger and slimmer!  Fit is so important and is something you can start online at The elusive bra fit – Fashion Magazine http://www.fashionmagazine.comTue, 16 Apr 2013 13:30:36 GMT Today, along with the help of veritable bosom expert Jennifer Klein, owner of Secrets From Your Sister bra fitting boutique, I come to you in hopes of guiding you and through the often daunting world of properly-fitting lingerie … Image via Flickr The Huffington Post also has excellent  information on bra fitting including sizes that may be new to you.   How A Bra Fitting Reintroduced Me To My Boobs And Made Me A … http://www.huffingtonpost.comMon, 04 Feb 2013 17:16:43 GMT Boobs and bras are hot topics here at HuffPost Style. Whether we are discussing the latest sideboob on the red carpet (we’re looking at you, Michelle Dockery), discussing how to best dress our own bosoms or debating how … How about a giggle for today?  Lifetime Television had a program, Double Divas that I hope will be back on soon!  Meanwhile, here is a short video:  Lifetime’s New Bra–Fitting Reality Show Is, Dare We Say, Uplifting http://jezebel.comFri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:00 GMT Lifetime has just premiered Double Divas, a new reality series that follows Atlanta-based bra fitters Cynthia and Molly, and, surprisingly, the show has its fair share of touching moments (there are some ridiculous moments in … Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net 

A Simple Definition of Silk Crepe de Chine?

Image via Flickr Crepe de Chine, pronounced  [kreyp duh sheen] means literally, Crepe from China, however, there are several different weights which can be confusing. Crepe has been popular for all fashions since its development in sixteenth century Bologna. Some notable silk crepes are 2 ply silk Crepe de Chine, 4 ply silk Crepe de Chine, Crinkle silk Crepe de Chine,  silk Double Georgette, and silk Crepe Backed Satin. A crepe twist is simply  alternating 2 S- (left handed) twist and 2 Z- (right handed) twist  yarns in the weft or filling of the weave  which creates the pebble or crepe effect. Givenchy Silk Crepe De Chine Cut Out Shirt Fashion Luxuary Review http://www.fashionjug.com/us/col/2878/givenchy-silk-crepe-de-chine-cut-out-shirt/ Gold coloured metal plaque inserts at cuffs . Cut out at back . Concealed h… Silk Crepe de Chine comes in several different weights, 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply, and 6 ply.  3 ply and 6 ply are usually available to designers.  Ply is the number of single yarns twisted together to form a ply yarn.  Thus 2 ply is two yarns twisted together, add another two yarns to the yarn twist and 4 ply silk crepe de chine is created add 2 more yarns and 6 ply is created and so on.   Sewing Goodies from Hong Kong | sosewlovely http://sosewlovely.com2/28/13 I did however found these heavy silk crepe de chine for HKD$ 160 per yard (that’s about £13 or USD$21) in royal blue and slate grey. The fabric is heavier then ones I’ve sewn before and it’s less than half the price than the … Garment care is dry clean only unless the fabric has been pre-treated by washing prior to garment construction.   Enjoy! Judith Judith@fabrics.net