My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

My Sew Sew Life-Repair & Wear

Today, I have a tale of two skirts. They're great summer skirts but each had a problem that made it unwearable. Using two very simple sewing techniques, I was able, in short order, to fix them. Now, I'm enjoying wearing both of these beauties. Because both skirts have strong personalities, I'm using simple white tops [...]

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 [...]

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

My Sew-Sew Life-Linen Chambray Tunic

I just finished a new linen tunic, finally. I’ve only had this Craftsy project kit for 2 & 1/2 years! When daughter Michelle saw me wearing it, she just shook her head and exclaimed, “Mom, I can’t believe you did something so hippy dippy!” Hippy Dippy? Me? (OK, once in a while). I actually don't [...]