The Other Senses

Most of the focus of a fashion and sewing blog is visual. But sight is not the only sense by which we are perceived, particularly by our husbands. Today I’d like to consider the other senses:  Touch, Smell, Taste, and Sound. Touch:  The texture of your clothing, your skin and your hair is of primary importance in … More The Other Senses

Book Review: Fear and Clothing

http://www.amazon.com/Fear-Clothing-Unbuckling-American-Style/dp/0393081893 On the first chapter, I thought I was going to really enjoy this book… but it ended up being too snark-tastic to appreciate.  If one imagined Kitchen Confidential as a fashion travelogue, this is what you’d get.   Lots of swearing, loads of contempt. It started out well, as the author described her upbringing … More Book Review: Fear and Clothing

Buy Beautiful Things!

Let me exhort you to buy truly beautiful things.   When you find them, get them.  Not cheap flash, but items that satisfy the woman deep within. Where, you ask, would I find these things? Most of the time, you’ll find them sold by craftspeople and artists.   Sometimes in boutiques, occasionally in high-end stores, … More Buy Beautiful Things!

Classic Clothes

Fashion goes back and forth in the details, but since the mid-seventies, this is what consists of a classic woman’s work wardrobe: Skirt, knee length, straightish. Blouse, plain neck (shell) Shirt, buttondown Blazer, mid-hip length Slacks, not tight We’re coming to one of those fashion seasons when the silhouette is about to undergo a drastic change, … More Classic Clothes