Vintage, Martinis and Poodles

Vintage, Martinis and Poodles

Ah, to lounge around sipping a great cocktail (preferably one that I have designed), in a comfortable lounging skirt with Poodles by my side. It's great when I do it and I probably don't do it often enough.  Sophia and I in our matching outfits. That is the advantage of making it yourself. You can [...]

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Lucienne Day-The Orange Lookbook

Lucienne Day-The Orange Lookbook

Apollo, (detail), late 1950s. Lucienne Day. Manufactured by Heal Fabrics. At the Textile Museum, Washington, D.C  Jill A. Wiltse and H. Kirk Brown III Collection of British Textiles. Courtesy the Textile Museum. I was thinking about Pantone's color of the year Tangerine Tango and decided I wanted to feature fabric designs by Lucienne Day using [...]

My Seamstress Heritage

My Seamstress Heritage

My Mother was a knowledgeable, technique driven sewing  teacher when it came to her oldest daughter.  She held every project up to the highest expectations. Many a seam would be ripped out if it didn’t meet approval. I was that daughter.  She always wanted my garments to be the best I could sew and always [...]