Wikipedia defines dress as a garment of clothing with a skirt and bodice, also known as a frock or gown. I don’t know about you, but not once can I remember ever asking my husband if he liked my new frock or slipping on my gown before running to the mall. Wikipedia also describes different … [Read more…]
I think I’m turning Japanese, I really think so. First of all, I’ve developed a huge crush on Japanese sewing patterns. Search it on Pinterest and see what comes up. Free spirited silhouettes, asymmetry, artistic fabric designs, organic fibers… a breath of fresh air! I remember in high school splurging on an occasional Issey Miyake … [Read more…]
Spring conjures up different images for different people. I think of yellow forsythia bushes growing wild in my grandmother’s yard, my father scanning seed magazines, and my mother preparing for her annual spring cleaning. It was a ritual, and a therapy. Transporting all the rugs outside to be shaken clean, washing all the linens, the … [Read more…]
One of our COUCOUTURE craft club challenges for April was to make a modern version of the fifties’ shift. Well, apparently in the fifties, all women had waistlines. So I ventured into later decades and found much more exciting dresses. When I think of a shift, I think comfort, not an unforgiving waistband. So I decided … [Read more…]
With Easter approaching, it seems only fitting that I share this video with you, which is a short interview with the actor Jim Caviezel. You may remember him from The Thin Red Line or The Count of Monte Cristo, but the best role he’s ever played is a hero of a different sort – Jesus … [Read more…]
Spring is finally here, folks! What comes to mind? Flowers, sunshine…birds? That’s right. THINK BIRDS. Surfing the web, I came across an upcoming sewing challenge that made my heart flutter. The Monthly Stitch just announced their April project challenge – Put a Bird on it! To get your juices flowing, take a look at a … [Read more…]
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I bought a simple chambray tunic from the Gap a few years ago, and it quickly became one of my favorite pieces of clothing. It’s very cute paired with a white tee, cropped leggings & ballet flats, dressed up with a lacy tank & dainty cardigan, or just pulled over a favorite tee and boyfriend … [Read more…]