Helen Haughey Tag

25 Jul Women Helping Women

Dear Readers, My apologies for glitches in the last post. I'm researching a new method to deliver posts, but until it's worked out do this: When you open an email, please click on the title of the post and the post should load with all of it's content. We don't always know how our words and actions affect others. Imagine my surprise when I recently received an Instagram message from Jacqueline, the owner of Fancy Frocks Fabrics who told me that years ago my response to one of her comments gave her the courage to open her business. I had no idea and wish...

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04 Oct Helen Haughey Designs – Guest Post

Just how important is your neckline selection? One of my sewing mentors contacted me after reading my latest Sheath Post and offered a few helpful comments particularly about the design of my sheath. Helen Haughey, of Helen Haughey Designs is a Certified Master of Sewing and a true master of sewing couture sheaths. I met Helen in Tampa last year and again in Boston at the ASG Convention. In February 2020, I took a French Jacket Class with Helen and Mary Funt. It's one of those classes that forever changes the way you sew. (Read Posts Here, Here and Here.) After reading Helen's comments, I invited her...

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11 Feb French Jacket Sewing in Palm Beach

Greetings from Palm Beach, an ideal location to "winter" 😊 I'm thrilled to be one of twelve students participating in Helen Haughey and Mary Funt's debut French Jacket Class. Both Helen and Mary are experienced couture teachers, but this is the first class they have offered together. While working on my second French Jacket in January, I became smitten with the project, but knew I had much to learn, so here I am, and am I fortunate. In Day 1 of this very cordial and relaxed atmosphere, our objective was fitting. I know the importance of a good fit and it's one of the...

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