My Sew-Sew Life: 1+1=1 or Not

My Sew-Sew Life: 1+1=1 or Not

Welcome to my blog today. As the title has hinted, this is another sewing story. During this summer, two of the pieces I've sewn for myself are a new pair of palazzo pants and a knit dolmen sleeve top. These two pieces are from different patterns and not especially meant to go with each other [...]

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-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 [...]

My Sew Sew Life-From Art To Fashion

My Sew Sew Life-From Art To Fashion

Persistence, tenaciousness, and just being plain stubborn are handy traits for creatives whose passion is to share their art with the world.  ArtsKC  gives this areas artists and art focused endeavors a very big helping hand with this. ArtsKC is the regional art council for the greater Kansas City area and through programming, advocacy, grants and leadership strives to [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Inspired By The Past

My Sew Sew Life-Inspired By The Past

Kansas City Fashion Week has come and gone. This is my third post covering those events. Usually, I would have rolled all the styles into one post. However, each of the stylings inspired something extra. This was the third year Rachelle and I went to the Saturday night runway show. I wore pants each time. [...]