Would it surprise you to learn that the average piece of clothing is worn only 7 times before it is discarded? Seven times. When I was younger, and considering wether a purchase was “worth it”, I would calculate the Cost Per Wear- and use that number to decide how much to spend on an item of clothing. If I knew that I would only wear something 7 times, it would hardly be worth spending much on. Now a coat, sweater or dress that might be worn a few times a year for many years would be a different story. I have one grey cashmere cardigan that is fairly tattered by now, but it has been in constant seasonal rotation for twenty years. It might have cost me $100 back then, but overtime, just pennies per wear. A new pair of jeans might cost even more than that- but what if they are only worn for a single season? Do you understand my point?Read More
I think there was something magical in the snow on Sunday. As I began the Wedding Veil Making Workshop, the first of a series of DIY wedding workshop experiences, huge snowflakes began to fall, as if on cue.
In this workshop, we made custom wedding veils. With the exception of one mother of the bride, none of these women had sewn before. Making a veil is a very simple hand-sewing project. Perhaps because of the cost associated with weddings and the dreams tied to it, very few people actually make their own veil. I'd like to change that.Read More
It's here friends. December. Wow! This year my 12 Days of Christmas is going to be a bit easier than my 24 days of doll-outfit-making-fun like last year. (Please don't remind my kids:) For this first day of Christmas, I'm going to give you a gift list that any budding fashion designer would love.Read More
The Aster Clutch is a PDF sewing pattern by Hilarie Dayton. This PDF sewing pattern makes a foldover clutch purse and a zipper pouch. The finished measurements are 12”x 12” for the large and 11”x 8” for the medium.Read More