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Is a Poplin Suit Right for Me?

Are you in the market for a new suit? If so, you may want to consider a poplin suit, especially with warmer months on the horizon. Even though you may have never heard of a poplin suit, the lighter fabric provides a great alternative to other commonly used suit fabrics during the spring and summer […]


Velvet, the Fabric that Made a Comeback

Most of us have not shopped for a velvet garment since the nineties. Many of us used to sport velvet dresses, long sleeve shirts, skirts, and the list goes on. If you had a velvet ensemble, you were deemed trendy. As the nineties progressed, we parted ways with our velvet ensembles. Styles changed and we […]


DIY Maxi Dresses

Maxi Dresses are becoming extremely popular, not just because they are being worn by celebrities but also because they are actually extremely comfortable and often flattering. They flow very easily and hide many of the ” trouble spots” we like to pretend don’t exist.   Maxi dresses work for just about any occasion, and when […]


Fun DIY Crafts for Resolution Parties

New Year’s Day has come and gone already; and for many of us that means that we are desperately trying to stay committed to our New Year resolutions. Everyone gets so inspired on New Year’s Eve, with all the sparkle, fun, and Champagne; and emotions and hopes are high. It is great to share your […]


Three Awesome DIY Dress Projects from our Photo Contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our garment photo contest! Sadly, there can be only one winner, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t receive a plethora of entries to love, adore, and share! This week’s blog post focuses around three AWESOME outfits we’d love to see more of in the future! Lori KC’s Lightweight […]


Tips for Identifying Fabric

Identifying Your Mystery Fabric Being able to identify the fiber in the fabric you love can affect how you sew, press and care for your project.   Most fibers are able to be identified by their burning characteristics. Although the burn test can be done on both natural and man-made fibers, it is not 100% […]


Sewing Stripes: is it worth the hassle?

At Nick of Time, we think yes! Stripes are a timeless style, which seam to be coming back into style again. Whether you are sewing horizontal or vertical stripes, there are some things to remember. Sewing and working with stripes is no easy feat, but the time and dedication, it’s sure to be worth it […]


A Fall 2012 Fashion Trend to Consider

Every season, we see a plethora of new fashion trends and it’s difficult to know which ones will stick and which ones will fall into oblivion for a few years. This fall is no different. But, one trend might interest some people: big prints, matched in tops and bottoms. For example imagine a big paisley […]


What’s the Difference Between a Suit Jacket and a Sports Coat?

These days, this question has become more common among those seeking to dress appropriately in various situations. After all, if you don’t know what a suit jacket, sport coat or blazer is, how can you know when to wear it? So, what’s the answer? Does it come down to the suiting fabric used in the […]