I promised myself I’d never make a bad pun using the word Sew. But there it is. There is only so long you can resist before you get sucked over to the dark side. Sorry. But I really do have a lot to tell you! There was the visit from Clothes Making Mavens co-host Helena, all the way from California to Toronto, and that weekend … Continue reading Sew Much to Tell You
I really fell off the picture-taking wagon lately. But I’m trotting out a mix of old and new pictures here so I can still give you a tour of some of the things I wore, things I found I couldn’t wear anymore, and things I made in the last days of May. Sadly, I discovered that this Skipper Tunic I made last summer from fabric … Continue reading Me Made May: the oh, wow, I didn’t realize I’d put on weight edition
So it only took me two weeks to get sick of taking daily photos for Me-Made May! I mostly worked from home this week, and ran errands and did the day-to-day-life thing, so nothing too exciting to show you in terms of daily outfits. However, let me show a couple of garments I sewed up that made their debut this week. This is the Willamette … Continue reading Me-Made May Week 3: The Willamette Shirt and Molly Top
…in which Lori apologizes for boring you to death with her daily outfits. Now that I’ve started this daily cataloguing, I can’t seem to stop, no matter how excruciating for everyone involved. Especially my #UnsungSewingBlogHero, my long-suffering photographer/husband. He’s the best. May 8: I’m on the steering committee for an organization called Radio Trailblazers which mentors and celebrates women in the radio broadcasting industry, and … Continue reading Me-Made-May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 2…
Hi friends. Just wanted to let you know that Barbara Emodi’s book is out, and I’m so happy for her! (And happy for me — it just arrived in the mail and I’m looking forward to some enjoyable reading and no doubt a few laughs!) As you may know, Barbara is a regular contributor to our Clothes Making Mavens podcast. If you want to know … Continue reading Barbara’s Book is Out!
Day 1: heading to work to give a presentation to trade commissioners from Italy, Spain, and the UK. Wearing: BurdaStyle dress. Rocked it! (Both the dress and the presentation.) Day 2: going to work. Attending a special luncheon at which my friend and colleague Dana Lee was receiving a posthumous award for being awesome. Wearing: BurdaStyle blouse, me-made silver bird pendant, and RTW pencil skirt. … Continue reading Me-Made May: A Frivolous Roundup of Week 1
GUYS! I love this shirt! As you can see from all the wrinkles, I have been wearing it non-stop since I made the last stitch. I’m calling it the Toasted Linden because I used the Linden Sweatshirt pattern by Grainline Studio as a base, but modified it to look more like the Toaster Sweater by Sew House Seven. (Does this make me a bad person … Continue reading A “Toasted Linden” and other pink confections that are definitely not a sign of internalized misogyny