Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic

Wearable art and other fashionistas in the sewing community have long used old handkerchiefs for fashioning their own fashion and accessories.   Hey, hanky couture enthusiasts, take a look at Tory Burch’s Spring 2020 collection!  What do you think? An enthusiast’s collection of vintage embroidered handkerchiefs are random, individually bought for their hand-embroidered beauty. But the TB collection’s… Read More Tory Burch’s Fine Handkerchief Aesthetic

Annual Event: Picking on the Fall 2019 Haute Couture

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

Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern

This wardrobe item is a resounding success, in my opinion.  One look at the pattern (Vogue1596) and I felt warm and fuzzy ….  know that feeling? Then there was the plan to tweak this pattern to make the entry for Designin’ December. The Fail: it’s not the pattern, it’s ME trying to knock off a… Read More Success (with a tiny fail on my part)! Tracey Reese Vogue Pattern