DIY domino-style mask

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Are you one of those people who has already finished their Halloween costume (handmade, obviously), have already posted multiple Instagram pics, and have already RSVP’d to all the events and parties that will be graced with your presence (and your awesome costume)? Then this post is not for you! I made this tutorial and pattern […]

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versatile style: six outfit ideas featuring the cassandra 517 tote

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I wear my favorite outfits over and over again because they make me feel happy & confident…they feature my favorite patterns, my favorite colors, and cuts and styles that make me feel good! That’s the secret to solving your ‘what to wear’ problems forever…falling in love with your favorites and sticking to them. But how […]

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six more outfit upgrades with a button scarf

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I’ve already shown you how to upgrade your wardrobe basics (like a pencil skirt) with a button scarf. Now that the new collection is out, here are six more outfit ideas for you, proof that accessories as bold and colorful as a button scarf can also be versatile and practical!   your date night outfit […]

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upgrade your basics with a button scarf

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The button scarf has been the best seller at Holland Cox since I introduced them in February 2016, and it’s easy to see why! They are bold, colorful, easy to wear, and are the perfect capsule wardrobe accessory: they can make anything you already have in your closet look amazing! Here are some outfit ideas […]

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bad sewing habits that are making your life harder

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So much of successful sewing is muscle memory…experience and practice makes all the difference! So you can imagine how repeating bad habits can make your sewing more frustrating than it needs to be. No matter how long you’ve been sewing, you can improve your work by breaking some bad habits. If you’re still new to […]

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versatile style: the anjelica 517 tote five different ways

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Your most versatile accessories are never the plain ones. Your favorites get worn the most because of how they make you feel. How can you feel happy and confident in something dull? How can you fall in love with something plain? Do yourself and your wardrobe a favor, and pass by the plain! Here are […]

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5 sewing tools to upgrade ASAP

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Like so many other hobbies, there’s lots of stuff associated with sewing. How do you know you have the right stuff? Is having the wrong stuff making your sewing life harder? There are so many different tools and notions out there, and anyone who’s been sewing for a while will have plenty of opinions on […]

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how to wear gray, part 2

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Most of the time, plain neutrals can be too dull to make you feel happy and confident. But there is definitely a way to make neutrals amazing, and to wear them without fading away (check out part 1 of how to wear gray)! Here are a few more ways to wear gray (starring the simone […]

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it’s not the tension: troubleshooting steps to get your sewing back on track

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In the last several years, I have taught hundreds (thousands?) of people the basics of sewing, and helped many of them improve their skills beyond the beginner level. I’ve seen a lot of frustration with bent needles, dull scissors, stubborn fabric, and the myriad other woes that sewers of all experience levels regularly must deal […]

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denim high style

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You’ve probably noticed I love to design and sew with denim. I have used it in every single collection since I started Holland Cox in 2004! I’ve used it on every accessory and every style of handbag. I use it so much because I love to wear it, and I truly believe it can work […]

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