Gone fishin’! As I mentioned in the last post, this March I will take time off from writing posts, and will come back hopefully refreshed in April. Feel free to read my previous posts – there are 340 of them! Meanwhile, I leave you with this awesome portrait of the late Cicely Tyson, photographed… Read More March Hiatus
Two pretty (really pretty) garments came together to make this “luxe” pajama top. The term “luxe” sounds a little patronizing, so I put it in quotation marks. Also, please see important note at the end of the post. This much loved, self-made blouse (Vogue Pattern by Adri) has been refashioned into a pj top –… Read More Completed “Luxe” PJ Top
Hi readers! I have never managed to implement the concept of pre-scheduling a blog post. Each post goes down to the wire before getting scheduled for Tuesday morning; I’m still writing this when you should be reading it. I was distracted in a bad way by a snowstorm that hit my town and state. I… Read More Snowed in. No Sewing and Blogging
Hi readers! It’s amazing how long I’ve hung around in the sewing community. Some things which were new many years ago are now reintroduced to a new audience. Then again, there are revelations (sewing and otherwise) which make me happy and excited to gain that new knowledge. Today, I have thoughts and links to share… Read More Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.
Some beautiful fabrics are a breeze to sew; other beautiful fabrics are beasts. Minky is somewhat of a beast but it has a velvety texture which is a delight for the senses — and therein lies it’s beauty. It was introduced to the sewing world many years ago. One Minky version had raised circles which gave… Read More The Minky Fabric Beast
This was not the blog post I was supposed to upload today. However, as blogging goes, nothing was coming together – not the text nor the photos, and not even the actual sewing project. Because, the fabric was a beast, and I was internalizing those beastly qualities. That post just did not work. And then,… Read More #VogueCouchCouture – a Challenge From Vogue Magazine
The image in the header of this post is from VogueRunway.com — Valentino, Pre-Fall 2016. Make sure you go all the way to the end of this post to see inspiration pictures! In 2020 and now 2021, if you worked from home (or not) and listened to the fashion pundits and follow fashion week offerings,… Read More Fancy and Not-Fancy Pajama Sets: Sartorial Choice for 2021
(The header image above is not my closet but a free download. You can see my partial closet below). Don’t be shocked at the title of this post. I don’t mean stop sewing permanently (hyperventilating). I’m referring to the fact that my closet is now sufficiently equipped for at least six months – maybe a… Read More Do You, or Should You Ever (Temporarily) Stop Sewing?
Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2021 with a short post about the late Pierre Cardin’s connection to this flight attendant uniform, circa 1966. Well, he designed the outfit, so it’s more than just a connection. Back in 1966 Cardin designed the flight attendant uniform for PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) – it was groundbreaking in… Read More Pierre Cardin and the Airline Connection
As always, please read through to the end :). Not sure why there seems to be a “meh” response to the Pantone Colors of the Year 2021. I love the yellow and the gray — individually and together. You can see in the image below that I already own both colors and had the eureka… Read More Illuminating, Ultimate Pantone 2021 Color(s)