My Sew Sew Life-Dramatic Black Tunic for Style Imitating Art

My Sew Sew Life-Dramatic Black Tunic for Style Imitating Art

The work for this week’s Style Imitating Art is phenomenal. Right at the top, I would like to think Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey for featuring this wonderful Brazilian fiber artist. After Salazar posted the challenge, I did a little research and found that Janaina Mello Landini received her architectural degree in 1999 and [...]

My Sew-Sew Life: Tom & Linda Platt’s Dress, Vogue Pattern 1348, for Style Imitating Art

My Sew-Sew Life: Tom & Linda Platt’s Dress, Vogue Pattern 1348, for Style Imitating Art

It's time for another Style Imitating Art entry. The challenge art work for this round is curated by Kim of Fierce Fashion. She has picked Bouquet of Wild Flowers by Odilon Redin, a member of the 19th century French avant-garde art movement. Bouquet of Wild FlowersOdilon RedonDate: c.1900Style: Realism, SymbolismGenre: flower paintingMedia: oil, canvas My [...]

My Sew-Sew Life: 1+1=1 or Not

My Sew-Sew Life: 1+1=1 or Not

Welcome to my blog today. As the title has hinted, this is another sewing story. During this summer, two of the pieces I've sewn for myself are a new pair of palazzo pants and a knit dolmen sleeve top. These two pieces are from different patterns and not especially meant to go with each other [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-A New White Shirt

My Sew-Sew Life-A New White Shirt

Hello dear friends, I'm back today to chat about white shirts. Yes, white shirts, which at first seem so boring. However, with their wide range of styles, they are anything but and can open up many a new style adventure. A few months ago, I published the Baker's Dozen of Closet Necessities. First on that list [...]

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 [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress T'was time to make a new dress. Fashion and Flora, a spring event sponsored by Rightfully's Sewn (my favorite non-profit) was planned at Powell Gardens, Kansas City's premier botanical garden. Michael and I have been on and off members of Powell Gardens since 1991, so this was something we both were looking forward [...]