Fab or Flop?

One of my friends commented on this post from earlier this summer that I reminded her of a fairy in the woods… Ha! So when I made another loose fitting white dress, I had to go back to the woods to show you. This one is also mind bender to put together, with interesting geometry. I used … More Fab or Flop?

linen remix in watercolors

There’s no shortage of heat in Tennessee. The answer, obviously, is more cool dresses, right? I was delighted to find this vibrant lightweight linen at Textile Fabrics in 2014, and again last week in my stack of remnants. I could see it as Pauline Alice’s Malvarosa dress,* but there wasn’t enough fabric. Not to be discouraged, I dug out the pleated skirt and … More linen remix in watercolors

Hot day, cool linen

There’s a heat advisory today. So after a short walk in the shade, I’m staying inside to tell you about my white linen experiment. I love linen. There is no cooler fabric. And if you look close, the weave and texture are lovely. Linen is made from fibers of the flax plant. Historians say it may … More Hot day, cool linen

Didn’t make it to Chinatown, but I got the jacket!

One sight I missed on my recent trip to Los Angeles was Chinatown. We just ran out of time. But when I got home, I did remake the drapes in my office/sewing room in this colorful pagoda print! I’ve always loved Chinoiserie in all its forms – art, pottery, chopsticks, umbrellas… and of course dishes … More Didn’t make it to Chinatown, but I got the jacket!

Fabric addict hits L.A.

Cross another one off the bucket list! I finally spent a couple of days in the fabric district of Los Angeles! The overwhelming abundance of choices made it an unforgettable experience. My friend Irma and my niece Pamela made a truly special one. I’m still traveling, so there’s no sewing to report on. I’ll let the pictures … More Fabric addict hits L.A.