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 [...]

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 [...]

New Floral Spring Dress

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 [...]

Spring Has Finally Sprung and Its Time For Some Straw

Spring Has Finally Sprung and Its Time For Some Straw

Spring and Summer are finally here! They seem to have come upon us together in the Heartland, because it seems to me that the last two months have been pretty chilly.  With that said, happy June and hello to this month's Hat Attack. This is my sixth month of doing Hat Attack and that is [...]