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Mar 3, 2019


Readers, yesterday we frolicked, we frolicked, oh, how we frolicked!

Summer MPB Days are great fun, of course, but there's something about a winter get-together that's cozier.  Especially since not every Garment District fabric store has air-conditioning but they all have heat!

Mar 1, 2019

MPB Day Winter Frolic-Eve PREP!

Great news, readers: despite the wintry weather forecast, tomorrow's 2019 MPB Day Winter Frolic is a GO!

Jan 21, 2019

The Current State of My Sewing Machine Collection

With the new year, I've decided it's time for a sewing machine inventory!

It's always good to remind yourself what you have, not to mention to vacuum the back of your closets.  So here's what I have as of 2019.  I'll split them into groups: the machines I use most often, the machines I'd like to use but haven't in a while, and everything else.

Jan 2, 2019


Happy 2019, friends!

I've decided it's time to host another winter event.  As you know, MPB Day normally takes place in August, but that just seems too far away.  On these gray days, we need bright things to look forward to!

Dec 18, 2018

Cathy Models the Pink Tweed Couture Suit!

Friends, is there any more luscious fabric than pink wool tweed?

Dec 16, 2018

Oct 13, 2018

Sewing For Children

Readers, I can hardly believe it, but my little twin niece and nephew are about to turn two!

Oct 7, 2018

My Haute Couture Construction Class at FIT!

I'm back at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) this fall!

Sep 30, 2018

Style Maker Fabrics Fall Blog Tour -- My Color Blocked Shirt REVEAL!

I was excited to be invited to participate in the Style Maker Fabrics Fall Blog Tour this year -- I love this kind of challenge and it's always fun to see what other people make.

Sep 25, 2018

Streaming Online Sewing Classes -- YEA or NAY?

 Readers, have you ever taken an online sewing class?

Sep 23, 2018

First Vintage Sewing Machine Purchase of 2018!

Do you recognize this sewing machine, readers?

Sep 17, 2018

Return to Color Blocking

Readers, how do you feel about color-blocked shirts?

Sep 9, 2018

Cathy Models the 1959 McCall's Luis Estevez Dress!

I know many of you never thought you'd see the day when my cousin Cathy Lane returned to modeling.

Aug 28, 2018

Adventures of My Bernina, Part 2: The Dramatic Conclusion!

My Bernina 930 is back home again, readers!

Aug 24, 2018

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