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.

Yellow Pear Pique Top (with Bonnie Cashin’s “Purse-Pocket”)

Hello, what is that appendage on the front of my pear shaped neon yellow top?  Why, it’s a vintage style coin purse (see last week’s post)!  The inspiration has been inhabiting my subconscious for at least 3 years since I saw this image of a tweed skirt on Pinterest (image is from the FIT archives)… Read More Yellow Pear Pique Top (with Bonnie Cashin’s “Purse-Pocket”)

Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern

This wardrobe item is a resounding success, in my opinion.  One look at the pattern (Vogue1596) and I felt warm and fuzzy ….  know that feeling? Then there was the plan to tweak this pattern to make the entry for Designin’ December. The Fail: it’s not the pattern, it’s ME trying to knock off a… Read More Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern