Black & White Kimono

Black & White Kimono

Hello everyone, I have one more kimono before the summer ends!  Today is just one style that I've put together using my new piece. This could have been a pretty short post with just the one look, but it also gave me an opportunity to talk about some things I've been wanting to mention for [...]

Repair & Wear

Repair & Wear

Today, I have a tale of two skirts. They're great summer skirts but each had a problem that made it unwearable. Using two very simple sewing techniques, I was able, in short order, to fix them. Now, I'm enjoying wearing both of these beauties. Because both skirts have strong personalities, I'm using simple white tops [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

My Sew-Sew Life/Living On the Selvages

Starting at the Very Beginning One of my favorite projects in all my years of teaching K-12 Art was a “Design a Kimono” unit that I developed for my 5th graders. Among the reference materials that I put together were vintage kimono fabric pieces that I found on eBay. It was important to me that [...]