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 [...]

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Pattern Hacker

Pattern Hacker

I’m a pattern hacker from way back. No, I’m not an Internet pirate that steals code. I change and rearrange a sewing pattern to get what I want or need. Almost every sewing blog that I follow talks about the style changes they made with their working pattern. Creative people are, well, creative. The two [...]

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 [...]

It’s a Blog Takeover – Michelle’s Reflections on Fashion Revolution Week

It’s a Blog Takeover – Michelle’s Reflections on Fashion Revolution Week

Hi everyone, I'm Michelle, Terri’s eldest daughter and today I’m taking over her blog on this last day of Fashion Revolution Week, April 23-29, 2018. On April 19, 2013 I joyfully celebrated my Bat Mitzvah with United Hebrew Congregation of Joplin, Missouri. Bat Mitzvah means Daughter of the Commandments. Henceforth, I was fully a Jewish [...]

Pop-Up!

Pop-Up!

Pop-Up [ˈpäp ˌəp/] noun A group of designers who set up shop for a limited time in an event space.              Terri rarely misses a chance to go to a pop-up event. A chance to meet area designers one-on-one and get a better understanding of their creative process.             Terri loves going to pop-ups because [...]

Red + Olive: a Complementary Collaboration

Red + Olive: a Complementary Collaboration

With the holidays approaching a few weeks ago, I wrote a post featuring a red Calvin Klein dress (link to that post HERE). Parts of the post were charts I created of colors that the experts in the book The Dress Doctors recommended to use with red (original Dress Doctor Post linked HERE). Fellow blogger [...]