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/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 [...]