Yes, I have one that is not immediately apparent. Years ago, I gave away some legit sewing room items, including the sewing machine cabinet and a folding cutting table to make room for guests. To date, I have not bought replacements for reasons I still can’t pinpoint; maybe I don’t want to go to the… Read More Hidden Sewing Areas
Hi guys! Repair your clothes! — You know that perfectly made, much-loved but ignored garment in the closet? (Yeah, I’ve posted about this in the past, but it bears repeating. ). Take a good look at it, why you’re not wearing it, and FIX IT! The principle behind it is that you can stay in… Read More Is Earth Day Over? Chatty, Earthy, Post
Not sure why the term “color blocking” has diverged where the fashion industry and the home fashion-sewing industry intersect. The sewing enthusiast’s version of the term refers to areas of solid color placed in one garment. The fashion industry refers to solid color separates worn together as color blocking. Hmmmph. Fashion Industry Application of the… Read More “Color Blocking”: Means Different Things in the Fashion Industry versus Home Sewing Enthusiasts
…. where LC stands for Liz Claiborne. Here are the facts: a 100% linen skirt was purchased 21 years ago, worn very few times, acquired oil stains, but saved so I could do “something” with it. The time to do something has come. (Don’t worry, friends. I’m alive and well; just took a hiatus from… Read More Case of the refashioned LC Bias Skirt.
I’m beholden to the House of Dior and Vogue Runway for the images included in this post. Thank you. Warning: short but inspiring post. Another warning: you’ll have to watch very short videos from the Dior atelier — too short and worth the time. I may or may not use these details from the Spring… Read More Ideas from the Couture
(Go all the way down for haute couture inspiration, the pieces are 55 years apart!!! ) But first, my mundane black pants…. Sometimes in one’s sewing life, one needs to get over oneself. Occasionally you may not feel you want to follow all the protocols of good and clean sewing. Such was my trajectory with… Read More Follow the Sewing Feels. No Fine Sewing Today
The first dupatta rehabilitation is complete, also being the first sewn project of 2022. I think it went well. What do you think? Did you see my previous post? My project was quick to make because I made it my mission to use the details already present there — the block printed borders (all four),… Read More Dupatta (Scarf) Rehab
…. long after the rest of the kameez/shalwar or kurta/shalwar outfit has gone to clothing heaven, the coordinating dupatta lives on, sometimes in eternity, especially if it’s a relatively ornate piece. Let’s face it. If parts of attire do not touch the body, they’re rarely in need of frequent cleaning (notwithstanding food stains) and do… Read More Long Lives of Dupattas (Scarves)
It’s garish but endearingly so. Back in the day, my friends and I made fun of the painted buses running around our city. However, Pakistani Bus Art took on a life of it’s own and is recognized as a legitimate art form complete with worldwide exhibits and recognition from the Smithsonian! There’s now an organized… Read More Pakistani Bus Art
Hi Readers! I’ve been away from blogging unintentionally (if intentional, I would have notified you). So let’s do a randomly chatty post. Cardigan Adjustment and New Accessory Someone referred to my new cardigan as nightwear, which was not my goal with this cardi! But, that someone was right; it did look more robe than chic,… Read More Chatty Post: Happy 2022 🙏 😐 and more Sewing Randomness.