Pierre Cardin and the Airline Connection

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

Sewing Your Entire Closet: The Nitty Gritty #3. Content Management

An important part of creating all your wearables is what I call Closet Content Management.  It requires that you must remove and part with your old clothing in a methodical way.  The clothing may be old and worn, pretty but not your style, or anything that’s just hanging in there and asking to be done… Read More Sewing Your Entire Closet: The Nitty Gritty #3. Content Management

“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”