• Lost Project: Vacation Tova Top

    I’ve loved this Amy Butler print for years and years. Back when I owned a retail shop, I made a sample Tova Top from this sweet cotton lawn and used it…

  • Ann Lowe: A Great Woman of Sewing

    The word “dressmaker” seems to speak differently to me than the word “seamstress.” Almost as if I think a dressmaker is someone who sews for herself but a seamstress sews for…

  • Sewing Is Political

    If you sew, it’s no surprise to you that sewing is political. It always has been. Humans are political beings. We each of us feel our hearts beat faster and our…

  • Deliberate Transitions

    There was an article in the LA Times in the past week about getting dressed to stay home, and the author is experiencing this HUGE backlash where people (mostly on Twitter)…

  • Get Dressed On Purpose and With Purpose

    This is the fifth post in a series about how getting dressed, even when you’re only going from your bedroom to the living room and back again, can have an enormous…

  • Pants Are For Every OTHER Day

    This is the fourth post in a series about how getting dressed, even when you’re only going from your bedroom to the living room and back again, can have an enormous…

  • Stop With The Jeans Every Day. Stop.

    This is the third post in a series about how getting dressed, even when you’re only going from your bedroom to the living room and back again, can have an enormous…

  • Wear ALL the Things!

    This is the second post in a series about how getting dressed, even when you’re only going from your bedroom to the living room and back again, can have an enormous…

  • Get Dressed To Stay Home

    A little over a year ago, I was inspired by a review of my own handsewn wardrobe–following months and months (and months) in a sewing rut–to GET DRESSED TO STAY HOME. …