Stop (Sewing) and Stare (at Your Sewing Project)…

I began making this piece, fully expecting to use the expected placket neckline treatment and other usual kurta details; but no, a tied neckline (which is not untraditional) danced in my head, at which point I stopped sewing to consider that option, and the staring began. After two days’ of looking at the half-done kurta,… Read More Stop (Sewing) and Stare (at Your Sewing Project)…

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

Make a Batwa: My Recent Contribution to Masala Mommas Online Magazine

Hi Readers, Today, I’m going to send you over to the Masala Mommas site to read my newest post. In September my post included instructions for making a “batwa” (butt-wa). It’s a drawstring pouch but a little different in the opening and closing. The secret lies in a teeny tiny stitch at the sides …. well, I’ll… Read More Make a Batwa: My Recent Contribution to Masala Mommas Online Magazine