How to Tell if Your Clothes Fit: Tops and Shirts Edition

We’ve talked measurements and which ones to use when you’re buying or sewing new clothes. But let’s discuss how to tell whether clothes fit when you have them on your body and are looking at yourself in the mirror. Looking for proper fit helps you to avoid adding unflattering clothes to your closet at home, or when you’re cleaning out said closet and only keeping what makes you look great. This is also especially important if you’re sewing and trying to figure out what adjustments need to be made to make......

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The Vintage Life
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One of the topics that used to be taught in home economics was ‘relationships.’ I’ve been curious about this and have wondered what sorts of things they taught. Based on some of the vintage movies I’ve...


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One of the cheapest ways to update a room is to change the paint color. Before we get to the ‘how to’ part though, a couple of things to keep in mind: If you rent,...


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