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 [...]

What I’m Wearing For Valentine’s Day (Something New + Thrifted + Made by Yours Truly.)

What I’m Wearing For Valentine’s Day (Something New + Thrifted + Made by Yours Truly.)

Today’s post is a one hit wonder: just one styling idea for a Valentine's Day dinner date. When I was blogging full time, I never wrote a Galentine/Valentine post. Now, that I've come back part-time, why not? Michael and I are meeting up with friends on Valentine's Day this year and I've decided what to [...]

The Gingham Trend + 1st. Friday’s Slow Fashion Walk

The Gingham Trend + 1st. Friday’s Slow Fashion Walk

Quite a few bloggers seem to be wearing gingham these days so maybe it is "on trend". Gingham was very much a trend for me a few short years ago in 1966. That's when I made my black and white gingham Mary Quant dress. Special memories this dress brings, so I hope to keep it [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

I just finished a new linen tunic, finally. I’ve only had this Craftsy project kit for 2 & 1/2 years! When daughter Michelle saw me wearing it, she just shook her head and exclaimed, “Mom, I can’t believe you did something so hippy dippy!” Hippy Dippy? Me? (OK, once in a while). I actually don't [...]

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]