Reimagine & Refashion-Altering a Thrifted St. John Wool Knit Jacket

Reimagine & Refashion-Altering a Thrifted St. John Wool Knit Jacket

A couple of years ago, while rummaging around in a Salvation Army, I came across a St. John wool knit suit. I thought the basic style was fabulous but it  was obviously from a by-gone era; having shoulder pads to make for those "football" shoulders we use to wear. It was also one size to [...]

Classic Stripes

Classic Stripes

Some patterns and weaves are classics. They have history. Sometimes they can be the trend of the moment, but when they aren’t, they are still in the cultural radar being woven, sewn and worn by some one. Patterns that come to mind are gingham, plaid, tweed (although more of a texture than pattern), herringbone, houndstooth, [...]