White, Grey and a Rose for Robert Henri’s “Girl in Rose and Grey, Miss Carmel White”

White, Grey and a Rose for Robert Henri’s “Girl in Rose and Grey, Miss Carmel White”

Hello and welcome to my interpretation of this edition of the SIA challenge. About Style Imitating Art Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of [...]

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life/A Simple Asymmetrical Tunic

Last summer, during a fabric stash rearranging, a Burda pattern fell out of some green and black polka dot rayon. What? I didn't remember I had this pattern! It was Burda 7340, a simple (which means easy to sew) asymmetrical top. This pattern is no longer printed and if, at one time, I was going [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

My Sew-Sew Life-New Floral Spring Dress

New Dress The Pattern A while back (pre-Covid), I wanted a new dress for a special event at a botanical garden which combined flowers and fashion. Looking though my pattern stash, I settled on Vogue 1348, a design by Tom and Linda Platt. Purchased ages ago in case I would need the perfect dress for [...]

My Sew Sew Life-Vogue 1567; a Paco Peralta Skirt-Making & Styling

My Sew Sew Life-Vogue 1567; a Paco Peralta Skirt-Making & Styling

The minute I saw this pattern four years ago, by the late Paco Peralta, I knew I would have to make this skirt and top. The pattern came out it late 2017. It just took me a few years to get to it! I'm not going to discuss the top because I've already written about [...]

A #memade Skirt for Sonia Delunay’s “Simultaneous Dresses”

A #memade Skirt for Sonia Delunay’s “Simultaneous Dresses”

About Style Imitating Art Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspirational work and we each post the image on our [...]

Reimagine & Refashion-Altering a Thrifted St. John Wool Knit Jacket

Reimagine & Refashion-Altering a Thrifted St. John Wool Knit Jacket

A couple of years ago, while rummaging around in a Salvation Army, I came across a St. John wool knit suit. I thought the basic style was fabulous but it  was obviously from a by-gone era; having shoulder pads to make for those "football" shoulders we use to wear. It was also one size to [...]