New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week has passed, but the impressions live on and another season of the latest trends are about to hit the red carpet and the stores.  I did not attend as my invitation was undoubtedly misplaced or eaten by someone’s dog.  So I did what the rest of us do, I read the […]

My Bucket List

A wintry mix of snow and rain forced me to cancel our monthly fashion sewing group meeting recently.  In doing so, I imagined that some people would take advantage of this found time and put the pedal to the metal to whip up something on their sewing machine. I had all good intentions of doing […]

Ladies Get Plastered Creating a Custom Dress Form

For most folks, a typical Saturday usually involves working around the house, enjoying a hobby, or just kicking back. The equipment of choice is often a rake, a broom, a vacuum cleaner, or even a fishing pole or bowling ball. But on one particular Saturday, five ladies from a neighborhood sewing group got together for […]

Ugly Fabric

Nope, I’m not worried. I’m sure to be picked today. I can just feel it. I hear there’s a big sale going on so I know I stand a good chance. Yep, here comes someone now. She’s getting closer… closer….oh-h-h .. passed up again. (Sigh) Why won’t anyone ever take a second look at me? […]

Sisterhood of the Muslin Pants

Our fitting group had its first fitting session to make a basic muslin pant shell.  The room was a mass of muslin and pins as our group had grown slightly in size.  It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm but I knew it was going to be a long night. The homework was to have […]

The Journey to Good Fit Begins

Someone once said that, “Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves.”  When I use to sew my own clothes I was tall and slender so all I needed to do was to lengthen the pattern an inch or so and off I could go sewing to my heart’s content.  Not […]