Tag Archives: About Me

My Homemade Travel Wardrobe

The internet phenomenon of Me-Made-May has once again got me thinking that I should show more of my own clothes on this blog. After all, I am an older (now 66) American woman who thinks a lot about clothes. Recently … Continue reading

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A Look Inside my Closet

I don’t participate in the social media phenomenon called “Me Made May,” where sewers from around the world show off their homemade clothes.  Since I sew most of what I wear, I figure there’s nothing special about May for me. … Continue reading

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Call Me Seamstress

People who love to sew seem to have trouble deciding what to call themselves. Many home-based craftspeople use “sewer,” but that sounds better than it looks. The written version conjures up images of subterranean piping systems. Creators of art-to-wear and … Continue reading

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Kimono Scarves

My passionate love of kimono began maybe twenty years ago at a booth selling old textiles on my college campus. While the students were buying t shirts and jewelry at other stalls, I stood dumbstruck in front of a small … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Going Forward

While innocently eating my lunch and paging through the most recent issue of Vogue Patterns, I discovered this very nice write up of my blog. What a surprise! It came at a propitious time, since my first blog post was … Continue reading

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Country Mouse, City Mice

Although I come from the vast suburban expanse of Southern California, I felt very much like a country mouse when I met the idiosyncratic fashionistas on the streets of New York. Well known in certain circles for their own blog … Continue reading

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A Home Sewing Manifesto

I once heard the pattern maker and teacher Marcy Tilton describe herself as a “recovering perfectionist.” That’s one problem I don’t have, since I was never a perfectionist to begin with. In fact, I think that many people who sew … Continue reading

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