Black & White Kimono

Black & White Kimono

Hello everyone, I have one more kimono before the summer ends!  Today is just one style that I've put together using my new piece. This could have been a pretty short post with just the one look, but it also gave me an opportunity to talk about some things I've been wanting to mention for [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

Today, I have a tale of two skirts. They're great summer skirts but each had a problem that made it unwearable. Using two very simple sewing techniques, I was able, in short order, to fix them. Now, I'm enjoying wearing both of these beauties. Because both skirts have strong personalities, I'm using simple white tops [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]