Above: Photographer Richard Avedon’s image of model Dovima is from the MFAH website. “Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography” is an exhibit running at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; I got to see fashion photography at its best. Along with the photos, there is a little bit of actual fashion. Disclosure: this… Read More Iconic Fashion Photos: and the Stories Behind Them
……. which I’ve dubbed “eccentric princess of patch pockets”. Claire Shaeffer says in her book that this pocket “suggests spilled liquid”, and I’m filing that factoid under “Awesome Design Inspiration”. Here’s how I went about trying to copy it. As you can see, the final destination of the Schiapparelli pocket is the plaid tunic, Vogue… Read More The Schiaparelli Pocket
I almost changed the title of this post to “Saloon Girl Sachet”………. Hi people! Sometimes – no, all the time – looking into the long neglected, dark recesses of your book stash can yield a surprise. I did that recently and found this old book: Sensational Sachets by Stephanie Valley, published by Sterling Books in… Read More Hidden Stuff on the Sewing Bookshelf
….and there are always more. After geeking out on pocket math in a previous post, I have now added a patch pocket to a pocket-less jacket. I learned more things — yeah, me who’s been sewing for 100 years. We’re going beyond slapping on a patch pocket by machine-stitching it on your summer dress. WHEN… Read More Three Fine Ways to Sew Patch Pockets
Of course it is! Pictured in this post are Chanel Haute Couture pieces – simple and iconic Chanel. All images in this post are from Vogue Runway site — I love that site for the abundance of inspiration and eye candy, and reviews. The over-the-top pieces walking down other Haute Couture runways are impressive in… Read More Haute Couture?
There really is a formula, and it fulfills all the pocket sewing nerdiness you would expect from the Sew Everything Blog. Did you think sewing on patch pockets is the easiest sewing task ever? You’re right. However, there are details to consider when applying one. I bet you didn’t know that there’s an entire book… Read More Patch Pocket Placement: Yep, There’s a Formula.
What seamstress worth her salt doesn’t love the Great British Sewing Bee? Unfortunately, it’s not aired in the US. Does the production company know it’s missing out on millions of American viewers? Are there official DVDs of the latest GBSB season?That’s a serious question… Well, on to the robe. “From Stitch to Style” — this… Read More Yellow Polka Dot Robe. Pattern by the #GreatBritishSewingBee
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