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 [...]

Long Kimono Dressy/Causal-Silver/Gold

Long Kimono Dressy/Causal-Silver/Gold

How many modern kimonos do you have? I’ll have to admit that until this past January, I had zero. When these easy to wear pieces (and I think just a little Boho) first started showing up about three years ago, I decided to let the trend pass. But now, I’m wondering if this trend is [...]

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 [...]