What Does Slow Fashion Mean To Me?

There's a lot of talk about Slow Fashion right now but I think it can be difficult to figure out exactly what that means to each of us.  I think it is about a lot more than just fashion, but fashion is one entry point into a way of thinking more about how we consume... Continue Reading →

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Scott Tracy x Hello Kitty

This week I got a request for the most unusual sewing job I've ever had. Based on a tattoo his girlfriend has, a client needed a Scott Tracy outfit made for a Hello Kitty doll. Scott Tracy is a fictional character from the TV series Thunderbirds, which I had never heard of but was happy to take... Continue Reading →

The work table today…

Today I draped some peplums on the half-size dress form. I've been thinking of making these for months but something has been holding me back, today everything just clicked for me and I was able to finally start. This is the first finished peplum and it's really beautiful. I got this fabric at Mood this... Continue Reading →

Muslin update

Muslins are ugly, they just are.  So bland and colorless.  When I make one I can appreciate the beauty in it, well, because I made it.  But it takes a lot of imagination to see the final garment in a beige mass of unbleached cotton.  For example, here is a snap shot of a muslin,... Continue Reading →

What’s in a Muslin?

Since every minute of my free time and some of my not so free time is spent worrying, doodleing, and actually working on my senior thesis, I have no time for crafting. So, I thought maybe you would like to see exactly what goes into designing a small collection.  I say small because we are... Continue Reading →

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