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Mods on Mods

Lately I’ve been making myself things like pencil skirts and wiggle dresses, but I decided I’d like to try some more ‘youthful’ Mod looks. Looking through my pattern stash I decided to try making a ‘muslin’ (a taffeta?) of Simplicity … Read More

Springtime tote from thrifted printed canvas and cotton webbing.

Quick Spring Tote

As the weather is finally improving here, I wanted to do some instant gratification projects in the ongoing attempt to whittle down the fabric stash. As many tote bags as I have made/aquired, there always seems to be need for … Read More

The Little Book of Schiaparelli - front cover.

My Library: The Little Book of Schiaparelli

This is a relatively recent addition to my collection of fashion history books. I’ve been aware of Elsa Schiaparelli’s work for some time, but recently started to do more in depth research about her career as a fashion innovator. This … Read More

Gertie's Pencil Skirt x3

Gertie’s Pencil Skirt: Three Ways

Like many lucky sewists this past holiday season, I received a copy of Gertie’s New Book of Better Sewing. It happens that my birthday is very close to another big holiday in December, so it was in fact a birthday … Read More