I’ve had so much fun working with Batik fabric since my recent trip to Indonesia. This is another in the series of projects featuring Batik. If you missed any of the prior articles, please have a look at The Ancient Art of Batik Printing for an introduction to Batik as well … Continue reading →
The town where I grew up sits in a valley over a mile (1800 meters) above sea level and surrounded by mountains. But if you found it on a map, you’d see we were not really too far from the sea. From time to time, we went to the beach in the … Continue reading →
Many of you may remember the very popular project we published recently featuring Bali the Reversible Skirt. When we were shooting the photos for this post, we chose to use a white pleated blouse to complement the skirt. While the skirt was very well received and many of our members … Continue reading →
The excitement of Easter Break is fast approaching and with it comes the welcome sight of kids collecting Easter eggs in the garden, grandchildren coming to visit and families and friends gathering around the table to share a meal or as they used to say, “break bread” together. The tradition … Continue reading →
The boho chic belt with a secret pocket is not an entirely new concept. The first time I saw this belt was on a model’s waist in a swanky dance club in Philadelphia, but that was eons and eons ago. At that time, I admired with marvel how she produced … Continue reading →
We are going to make a fringed table runner for your holiday table in under an hour. Hard to believe? Did I mention it’s reversible? The use of burlap or hessian allows us to make the fringe a super simple and elegant way. The quilting cotton makes it reversible and … Continue reading →
An easy to follow princess dress pattern for the upcoming halloween season. I am clueless about it because I don’t have a little girl in my house anymore, so I don’t really know much about the recent movie “Frozen” except that it was very popular. Parents of a child under … Continue reading →
Culottes, one of the most trendy styles of the 50’s and 60’s, are back! Culottes are flared pants or shorts that can often look like a skirt or a dress when you’re wearing them. I have been trying to help you build a warm-weather wardrobe that is both easy and … Continue reading →
This is my take on an anti-pickpocket bag made of fabric with twisted handles. I’m calling it Helsinki and here’s the backstory to this design: As many of our regular readers know, I was recently away on vacation with my family. During the break, we managed to visit the Bernina … Continue reading →
A crushed velvet dress is all the rage this fall. This style usually means dressing in layers. Stockings, light coats, long vests, short dresses worn as tops –the possibilities are endless. The short dress for autumn is an essential piece of clothing that can take us from morning to night time. It … Continue reading →
About a year ago I began to see a disturbing trend on the streets. Some of the young ladies were walking around in what to me resembled pajamas. Now, I think when it comes to clothing, I am pretty opened minded. If I see anyone at the 7/11 buying milk wearing … Continue reading →
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