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MISUNDERSTOOD FABRIC……..BURLAP

From shipping to home wear and finally the wardrobe, Burlap has stood the test of time and for me is the most versatile fabric in the world! Typically used to store potatoes/grains and rice because of its amazing ability to absorb moisture. Burlap or also known as Hessian originated in Eastern Asia in the 19th was

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We are your Debs Alterations Specialists at The Zip Yard!

Here at The Zip Yard we find ourselves in the midst of debs season and of course whats is on everyone’s mind only – Debs Alterations. Every year trends change from all over sequins to simple silhouettes to chiffon and lace and tulle, oh my! Don’t worry, whatever style you choose, we’ve got you

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The Zip Yard Gets Indo Write Up

Last weekends Irish Independent (www.independent.ie) business section saw The Zip Yard’s co-owners Don Wallace and Caroline Wallace get an al encompassing write up from former presendential candidate, Sean Gallager, in his weekly column. Don and Caroline told Sean how they plan to keep moving in challenging

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Clothing Alterations Improve the Way People Dress Themselves for Life

A lot of people have discounted clothing alterations as merely an additional cost to maintaining their wardrobes. After all, why recycle an old item by resizing it, when you can just buy a brand new one? The problem, though, is that not everyone can afford to just go on a shopping spree for every time...

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Ever wonder why clothes look so perfect on celebs and not on you? We have the answer!

Ever wonder how celebrities always seem to look perfect in jeans, tees, skirts and pretty much EVERYthing? How come everything fits THEM perfectly yet the rest of us are yanking up the gaping waistband of our jeans or battling with a skirt that keeps riding up? How come even a relatively curvier celeb like Kim...

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Retrend without the Spend

How often do we see references to Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter trends? Magazines littered with the next big craze. Websites and blogs all alluding to the hottest fashion furor. What is all this commotion and how does one keep up? It seems we have just gotten our puzzled heads around studded shoulder

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