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 [...]

Black & White Kimono

Black & White Kimono

Hello everyone, I have one more kimono before the summer ends!  Today is just one style that I've put together using my new piece. This could have been a pretty short post with just the one look, but it also gave me an opportunity to talk about some things I've been wanting to mention for [...]

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-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 [...]

My Sew Sew Life-The Gingham Trend + 1st. Friday’s Slow Fashion Walk

My Sew Sew Life-The Gingham Trend + 1st. Friday’s Slow Fashion Walk

Quite a few bloggers seem to be wearing gingham these days so maybe it is "on trend". Gingham was very much a trend for me a few short years ago in 1966. That's when I made my black and white gingham Mary Quant dress. Special memories this dress brings, so I hope to keep it [...]