Love Those Dolmans

Love Those Dolmans

Eons ago, when I was in my early twenties, I fell in love with dolman sleeves. There are reasons for this, I suppose. Being enthusiastic about old movies and fashion history, it just was a natural for me to love this elegant style hearkening back to more romantic days (well, more romantic in my eyes, [...]

Yellow, Blue & Pearls/Style Imitating Art

Yellow, Blue & Pearls/Style Imitating Art

Hello and welcome to my interpretation of this weeks Style Imitating Art. Style Imitating Art is hosted biweekly by Salazar of14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me.  Style Imitating Art challenges us to create an outfit using art as inspiration.  From experience, I know that there are so many different ways to [...]

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 [...]