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EXPERIMENTING WITH MADAME GRES-INSPIRED PLEATS

Since my baby was born, my husband and I have been playing a delicate little dance of lets-split-our-free-time. He, being an artist, needs time in his studio. As a writer, sewing fiend, and a person generally used to lots of time alone, I also need time in my studio. Problem is, I don’t really have [...]

THE ART OF FIT WITH KENNETH D. KING, EPISODE #10 OF THREAD CULT

A few weeks back, when New York was at the blustery beginning of a mid-February snow storm, I made my way down to Kenneth D. King‘s cozy sewing studio near Union Square. Some of you may know Kenneth from his Craftsy Jean-ius! class (as I did), or from his Threads articles, or his many couture sewing [...]

SUSAN KHALJE DREAMS OF COUTURE: EPISODE #6 OF THREAD CULT

A couple of weekends ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Susan Khalje. Some of you may know her from her Craftsy course, or her couture sewing school in Baltimore, or her Threads articles, or her books on sewing bridalwear and linen. Ater taking a class on sewing lace with Susan at Mood, I knew I [...]

HEY, I HAVE A PODCAST! COME LISTEN TO THREAD CULT!

A few months back, I had the whimsical idea of starting a podcast about sewing. At the time, I didn’t really know exactly what this would sound like; all I did know is that I wanted to make the type of thing that I would like to listen to while sewing. You see, podcasts, audio [...]

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 [...]

CRAZY DORKY AWESOME

Yesterday, I received a sewing book I’d ordered after seeing it listed as a reference on Colletterie. Imagine my surprise as I flipped from the front to the back cover of Secrets of the Couturiers: How can so much dorky and awesome live on the same dust flap? The front and back covers not only [...]