All images in this post from the Vogue Runway site. I am so beholden to them. Iris Van Helpern, Haute Couture Fall 2019 If William Shakespeare’s play “Midsummer Night’s Dream” was set in a modern, futuristic backdrop, Titania would wear everything here. Kidding aside, Haute Couture designer Iris Van Helpern has blown my mind with her… Read More Haute Couture Collections Worthy of Titania, Queen of Fairies.
Hello, people of the sewing community! I write my usual weekly post with the intention of including a sewing lesson/tutorial for beginners, a sewing question for the experienced seamstresses, spew some sewing philosophy, or some snark at Fashion Weeks’ design and execution aesthetics. Not today. Today, I’ll share with you the latest summer wardrobe addition… Read More Just Another Daily Wardrobe Piece
Beginner seamstresses, be fearless in your efforts to learn the art and skill of good sewing. This post is for you. Lets say you want to sew up something where two seam edges are NOT a straight line. This non-linear seam may be a purely creative design or an essential structural element in your sewing… Read More Basic Sewing Concept: Clipping the Curved Seam
Featured Image from Vogue Runway Every year I wait for the Couture collections to seek out over-the-top and apparently unwearable looks. That said, most haute couture offerings have underlying wearability if you look beyond what’s attention grabbing. Some of them are extremely inspiring for seamstresses like me. And, some designs are ripe for a bit… Read More Annual Event: Picking on the Fall 2019 Haute Couture
Happy Birthday, America! May you have many happy birthdays for eternity. Onward, sewing pilgrim! With not much experience in making head wear, I chose this project as a palate cleanser and a learning experience rolled into one. This project is also a bit of unselfish sewing – for someone who lives in sunny, drought-prone California.… Read More Tipping the Hat on Independence Day