“Cookery From Experience” by Mrs. Sarah T. Paul, published 1875.

Hi, Readers! Tis the season to be cooking, so I think this non-sewing post is appropriately shared today.  I’m not sure if I mentioned it before, but I’m always on the lookout for the oldest sewing books I can find.  Occasionally, I run across gems that are not sewing related. This is such a book,… Read More “Cookery From Experience” by Mrs. Sarah T. Paul, published 1875.

Sewing Your Entire Closet. The Nitty Gritty 2: Color Stories I’m “Reading”

Hi, all! If you read my last post, I touched upon sewing in capsules (i.e. each wardrobe piece coordinates with the other in a group of garments). I can almost see you rolling your eyes — not another boring lecture on capsules!  Not boring if you follow color combinations and “stories” in unexpected directions. So,… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet. The Nitty Gritty 2: Color Stories I’m “Reading”

Palazzos, Gauchos, Culottes: Murky world of Pant Names

I am NOT a fashion terminology expert or a historian; if you are one, please chime in. Please!  Palazzo pants are currently living in my brain. I’m obsessed.  That’s good, because after elastic-waisted, stretchy, close fitted, straight-leg, boot-leg or skinny-width pants, I’m ready for looseness in my wardrobe. As you can see below (and this… Read More Palazzos, Gauchos, Culottes: Murky world of Pant Names