The Gingham Trend + 1st. Friday’s Slow Fashion Walk

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Trina Turk Silk Top: August’s Slow Fashion Linkup

Trina Turk Silk Top: August’s Slow Fashion Linkup

Do you listen to podcasts? I do. I especially enjoy listening to fashion and fashion history podcasts. Charles Beckwith’s American Fashion Podcast was the first podcast that I subscribed to and still is one of my favorites. Generally, he works and broadcasts out of New York but occasionally goes on the road. Earlier this summer [...]

Boho Chic With April Madden: The July Slow Fashion Walk

Boho Chic With April Madden: The July Slow Fashion Walk

Well okay, I'm wondering, where did June go?  Fly by it did, though, and now it's time to share our First Friday in July, slow fashion walk. What I happily want to share, dear readers, is a look from a local Kansas City designer, April Madden of April Madden Studio. April uses vintage Indian Sari [...]

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Expanding 2nd Love 1st Friday Linkup

Some of you may recall my last month’s 1st Friday post, at the end I threw out ideas about adding ways people could participate in the 2nd Loved 1st Friday Linkup. This has been on my mind for a while now: I'm sure there are many more ways to live the "slow fashion" life than [...]