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Month: October, 2011

THE FAKE SHAMUS PRINT (VIA SPOONFLOWER!) SORBETTO

As the wife of an artist, I may not fly to the Riviera on our hedge-fund jet or zip around in a Lamborghini (although my man loves him a Countach!), I am constantly delighted by the pictures that come out of Mr. Fish’s (aka Shamus Clisset’s) head and the creativity he’s helped sow and tend [...]

LEARNING BOUND BUTTONHOLES

This weekend, I’ve been making a few dresses for a friend, and one of the designs has promenant buttons at each shoulder. To this point, my buttonholes have sucked lemons, to put it nicely. They pucker and gape, when their mouths should stay  neatly closed and unnoticed (like children!). Sloppy buttonholes may work for my [...]

THE SCRAP-HAPPY SLIP

Until this past summer, I didn’t fully appreciate the importance of a slip. I always considered slips fussy undergarments, in the same family as girdles or sock garters. But a few months back, as I was crossing Flatbush Avenue, one of my super floofy gathered skirts caught a gust of wind, a fabric halo billowed [...]

BURDA STYLE FEATURED MEMBER

I’m more in the business of interviewing people than being interviewed, but the nice pepes over at BurdaStyle chose to interview me as a featured member this week (pictured up top is the mood board they asked me to submit). You can read my responses here. Speaking of inspiration, our West coast trip was thoroughly [...]

ROAD TRIPPING

This week, Mr. Fish and I are road tripping down the Oregon and Northern California coasts in a rented Mercury Grand Marquis (we only go old-folks style, yo). Although I grew up on the Oregon coast, I haven’t been back in 10 years. It’s invigorating and nostalgic driving these roads from my childhood. There’s something [...]

CROSSROADS

It’s been close to eight years since I moved from the Northwest, and in that time I almost forgot how gray the sky is here in the fall, winter, and spring. Growing up, I always considered the gray skies depressing, and if Mr. Fish and I ever decide to move back, I might feel the [...]

ONE YARD OF CRAZY

Every so often, I fall in love with a fabric that’s so ridiculously rad, it should only be used in moderation. A larger quantity could, possibly, explode people’s minds. When I scoped this crazy snake-skin Spandex at Paron Fabrics during the great sewer meetup, I suspected I’d found just that kind of mind-exploding magic. I only [...]

HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND SWADDLE TWO INFANTS SIMULTANEOUSLY (HINT: IT’S IMPOSSIBLE)

As I type this, I’m holding my infant niece, Lil’ Bean, surrounded by my two older nephews tearing up the living room, and Lil’ Bean’s twin in his papa’s arms. I’m visiting my family in Bellevue for the week, and it’s wonderful, but in the last 8 hours I’ve been corrected on one major point. [...]