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Sep 29, 2016

Draping and Tailoring Class UPDATES

This fall I'm taking two classes at Fashion Institute of Technology: Ladies Tailoring III and Draping II.

Sep 26, 2016

Marimekko Pants -- FINISHED!

Friends, the pants are finished!  Below are a few shots Michael took of me in them.

Sep 22, 2016

My Marimekko Pants Project

Last December I bought this intriguing Marimekko panel print at the Chelsea flea market.

Sep 19, 2016

Red Cotton Work Jacket REVEALED!

Readers, not even last Saturday night's bomb explosion (which took place just three blocks from my apartment) could keep me from sharing my new red cotton work jacket with you today.

Please check out the entire photo shoot here.

Sep 17, 2016

You Say Tomato, I Say Cranberry: What Color IS My Jacket?

Friends, did you know that red, specifically aurora red (18-1550), is one of the ten colors featured in Pantone's Fall 2016 Color Report?

Sep 14, 2016

Japanese Pattern Book Project #1 -- The Work Jacket

My next project is going to be the jacket featured on the cover of Men's Clothes For All Seasons, a Japanese pattern book with roughly 22 different men's patterns featured in it.

I hope eventually to try them all.

Sep 11, 2016

Fabulous Flea Market Finds

Could a man wear a charm bracelet?

Should he?

Sep 8, 2016

Another NYC Fabric Store Bites the Dust

These are tough times for small independent fabric stores in New York City.

Sep 5, 2016

Hats, Hats, Hurray for Hats!

Friends, the balder older I get, the more I love hats.

Sep 1, 2016

Culling My Fabric Stash for National Sewing Month!

Readers, you probably have heard that September is National Sewing Month.

To celebrate, I decided to spend a few hours doing an inventory of my fabric stash and getting rid of stuff I'm unlikely to ever sew with.  As you can see up top, I had four bags' worth of discards.  Off to the thrift store they went; we kept the dog.
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