Reblogging Kasey Sasser’s Excellent Post: How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects

Embroidery can go anywhere you want! Hello everyone; I was reading over at Samina’s blog and came across a comment on one of her older posts (she had… How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects ————————————————————- Hi readers! Today I’m reblogging my friend Kasey’s post where she guides you through placement of machine embroidery… Read More Reblogging Kasey Sasser’s Excellent Post: How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects

Trivial and Important Stuff in the Worlds of Sewing, Fashion, Literature.

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.

Gucci Shell Gown- How is it Made? I’m Asking…

(An online search for “Yara Shahidi’s Gucci Gown” yielded some of these images.) The photo of actress Yara Shahidi (of the TV show “black-ish”) caught my attention on a magazine page (InStyle).  She is a knockout and pulling off the attention grabbing Gucci gown beautifully.  It’s age appropriate for her tender years, and extremely tasteful.… Read More Gucci Shell Gown- How is it Made? I’m Asking…

“Stay”ing the Armhole: Tip From the Haute Couture

Balenciaga’s way:   In the book Couture Sewing, there’s a section on “stays”, with details on under-bust stays, pleat stays, waistline stays, and even crotch stays (yes, there is such a thing in haute couture). This particular Balenciaga dress, circa 1965 actually uses a stay on each back armhole area in a capped sleeve to control… Read More “Stay”ing the Armhole: Tip From the Haute Couture

Haute Couture Collections Worthy of Titania, Queen of Fairies.

All images in this post from the Vogue Runway site. I am so beholden to them. Iris Van Helpern, Haute Couture Fall 2019 If William Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer Night’s Dream” was set in a modern, futuristic backdrop, Titania would wear everything here.  Kidding aside, Haute Couture designer Iris Van Helpern has blown my mind with her… Read More Haute Couture Collections Worthy of Titania, Queen of Fairies.