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ON THE BIAS! EPISODE #19 OF THREAD CULT

If I had to pick one type of dress to live in for the rest of my life, it would probably be some number cut on the bias. Even before I really knew what bias-cut clothing was, I lusted after hip-hugging 1930′s ball gowns. And I probably spent way too much time studying reproduction patterns [...]

ANATOMY OF LACE (AND MY WEDDING DRESS, PIECE BY PIECE)

Almost three weeks ago—before Sandy, before the election, before the November blizzard—I took an hour-long class on working with lace, taught by Susan Khalje over at Mood. To tell the truth, lace has always seemed too high maintenance for me. I’m more wash-and-wear, prone to spilling coffee and mashing my wardrobe into a too small closet. [...]

FUTURE HOODIE

Every summer, Mr. Fish and I head up to visit friends in the Adironacks for some good ol’ outdoor fun and relaxation. I don’t think we even realized how badly we needed this until we canoed to our very own island camp (as in tent camp) last week on Lower Saranac Lake, and proceeded to [...]

THE FUTURE DRESS TUTORIAL

Abandon hope, all ye who enter here: this is going to involve some math! Didn’t  scare you? Good. Because I’m about to share how to draft my favorite dress of the season. If you caught my first post on my reimagining of Claire McCardell’s future dress from 1945, you may remember that I promised a [...]

THE FUTURE IS NOW: REIMAGINING CLAIRE MCCARDELL’S FUTURE DRESS, Part I

My first go at the future dress As a kid, I often liked to watch old musicals simply for the costumes. I could appreciate Fred and Ginger’s fancy footwork, but it was usually Ginger’s gowns that really got me excited. I dreamed of recreating these ethereal, flowing dresses, and I sketched them out on napkins [...]