Here we are at the start of another season and my brain is working overtime thinking about sewing projects and ways to change up my daily work wardrobe. My spring mood board didn’t really result in any new spring makes, but it helped me look at my fabric stash differently. I am hoping that this … More Fall 2017-Winter 2018 Sewing Plans & Mood Board
Even when I am not at the sewing machine I’m thinking about sewing, or refining my wardrobe, or minimizing clutter and possessions. I’m analyzing my coworker’s side pant-leg pocket for ways to add them to a costume. I’m cataloging what I like and dislike about certain garments I wear to inform future sewing projects or … More Personal Style Stories
Yesterday I finished reading “The End of Fashion” by Teri Agins, July’s selection for the Colette Book Club. Considering that one of my motivating factors for sewing my own clothes is my frustrations with the fashion industry, I wanted to learn more about the history of the fashion industry. … More Colette Book Club – The End of Fashion
I just left* a Kehinde Wiley exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum (closes this SUNDAY, May 8!) and like good art, it has ignited an examination of myself and of society. The gaze. To look directly into the eyes of these black men, who are conveying power and vulnerability in a single gaze, moved me. … More Power and Pose
A small rant about the prevalence of “tribal prints” in fashion trends. … More Fashion Rant: Tribal Prints
My post on Girlhack.com is live! Check it out for photos of the d20 shoe clip creation process and links to the fabric flower and shoe clip tutorials that inspired me.
… More Fashionable and Geeky: d20 shoe clips