The Obama portraits arrived at the Museum of Fine Art Houston, and on the last day of the exhibit, my daughter and I managed to catch the display. May I say, I adore these portraits. Not just for the artistic licenses, but the inspiration behind each one. But, I only want to talk about the… Read More Feeling Inspired by Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress
Everyone knows about my obsession with fashion design competitions. Just type Project Runway in the search box on the right, and you’ll find a bunch of competition related fun posts. This 2018 Canadian production popped up in my Hulu timeline. It’s called “Stitched” and let’s just say it’s a low budget version of Project Runway,… Read More Found: Fashion Design and Sewing Competition — “Stitched” from Canada
Beginners, please add this to your sewing steps repertoire. (If you’re an advanced seamstress, feel free to go read my other excellent posts; or find more of tips by typing “sewing tips” in the search box at the top right of this post). No, that is not my cutely manicured hand. The image is from… Read More For Beginner Sewists: 2 Small Things for Sewing Success
Who knew!! Grandma’s look is a top fashion trend. As I understand it, Coastal Grandma refers to the comfort-loving style of some affluent, middle-aged women who have retired to the upscale New England coastal areas. Think The Hamptons! Or Nantucket. Or Martha’s Vineyard. Their style is WASP-chic (in my opinion) without compromising on comfort. I’ll… Read More Coastal Grandma Style
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.
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)
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.
What was I doing last week when I missed uploading a blog post? Nothing much — Just played hooky from the weekly schedule. I am apologetic. But, did you really miss the post? Probably not since our online-pervasive lives threw lots more sewing content at you. I’m good with that. Let’s move to what I… Read More “Winter” Wardrobe Staple: Striped, Ribbed Knit Long Cardigan.