Entries Tagged as 'DIY'

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Happy Handmade Holiday 2008!

In the imaginary profile of my “ideal self,” I make lots of things. I sew lovely dresses, cook gourmet meals (complete with garnishes) and send handmade thank-you cards to everyone I appreciate. But my real self… doesn’t quite get there. What to do when I wanted to make as many handmade Christmas presents as possible [...]

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Legos! Heart pins! Marc Jacobs! Oh, my.

First, I saw them on The Sartorialist. I sent the link to Heather, who’s helping me design Fashion Loves People — note the heart pin in my header, above. (Albeit much more rudimentary, we’re playing with the idea of making this my “thing.” Like pink ribbons.) I initially thought these guys were some of the [...]

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Fashion Week Take-away: Say No to Disposable Trends

Lovely piece from Margaret Teich on The Huffington Post titled Refashioning Fashion Week: … French Women dress like eco-fashionistas. Which is to say, they invest in durable pieces that last for many seasons, they mix and match high-end designers like Chanel with thrift store looks, and for the most part stay away from disposable, trend [...]

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

DIY: Hippie Headbands

  You’ve felt it coming on for a while now — it’s a DIY day! A trip to your local craft store, and voila, you’re so in. Shop for any combination of: + Leather cord + Suede strips + Feathers (for the wing clusters, this may take a trip to an antique mall) + Seed [...]

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Upward trend in sewing machine sales

Shine up your Singers, buff your Berninas or go buy a new Brother — sewing is back!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Is there a seamstress in the house?

While browsing the Built by Wendy beautifully-understated fall collection, I noticed the words “patterns” and “sew” and had to click. How had I not yet seen Wendy Mullins’ sewing book, “Sew U”??A reviewer from dressaday.com gives it all thumbs up: “The best part of Sew U is that not only does it include three patterns [...]