Embellishing With Vintage Silk & Linkup

Embellishing With Vintage Silk & Linkup

Yea! A project I've been mulling over for at least four years finally finished! Wearing occasionally while I was teaching, I had gotten good use from a simple cropped, black jacket by J.Jill. So I put it in the sack to donate to Goodwill. But then I kept taking it out and putting it back. [...]

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Wearing Asiatica & February’s Linkup

Wearing Asiatica & February’s Linkup

Last week, my beloved photographer accompanied me into Asiatica, a most unique and high-end retail store in Kansas City. The brilliant folks at Asiatica offer one-of-a-kind garments created from vintage Japanese kimono pieces, contemporary artisanal fabrics, and other luxurious textiles. Each piece is designed and stitched in Kansas City with superb craftsmanship for a garment [...]

My Seamstress Heritage

My Seamstress Heritage

My Mother was a knowledgeable, technique driven sewing  teacher when it came to her oldest daughter.  She held every project up to the highest expectations. Many a seam would be ripped out if it didn’t meet approval. I was that daughter.  She always wanted my garments to be the best I could sew and always [...]