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 [...]

One Perfect Top

One Perfect Top

Hmmm...when a new top grabs me, I have questions. Do I like it enough to wear for a few years? How many ways can I wear it with what I already have in my closet? Well made/designed well? What's the texture...how does the fabric feel? Does it compliment my body? I don’t usually ask if [...]

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 [...]

Poodle Time!-Poodles In Fashion-Inspired by Fashion Week

Poodle Time!-Poodles In Fashion-Inspired by Fashion Week

Today's Poodle Time is inspired by Fashion Week in New York (going on at this minute). Designers and fashion photographers have understood that Poodles complement good design. Poodles have shown up in fashion since the 19th century. Today's post will have fairly modern overview. Here are a few.  I am starting out with the most [...]