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Some Quick Knitwear

The uniform of the American suburban housewife in 2012 can be accurately described using one completely nonsensical word: Lululemon. Even though I don’t wear workout wear, well, ever, I can’t help but be intimately familiar with their entire line. Why, you ask? Because every single person I ever talk to is wearing it. It could […]

Labor of Love

My husband’s favorite shorts are in just pitiful shape at the moment. He cannot seem to find any other shorts that compare, so he asked me if I would copy them for him. Since he almost never asks me to make him anything, I could not very well refuse him. From the outside, these shorts […]

MPB Day This Saturday

If you’re in the New York area this weekend and you’re looking for something fun to do, why not check out MPB Day? The incomparable Peter of Male Pattern Boldness is hosting another museum / fabric shopping day! I went to last year’s, and it was a total blast. It’s just so much fun to […]

To My Friends on Blogger

If you have a Blogger blog, please be aware that I am having problems posting comments on your blog using my WordPress credentials. The word verification just won’t go through. For those blogs that allow anonymous comments, I can comment as anonymous and leave a link to my blog at the end. Does everyone on […]

Movie Recommendation

The movie Made in Dagenham has great clothes, wonderful characters, and a fascinating plot. It is set in the 60’s in England, and every outfit is just perfect. There’s even a Cinderella magic dress moment near the end. The movie did not get much press here in the US. I got it from Netflix and […]

Some Shopping

This blog is most assuredly not about retail. Shopping, frankly, depresses me. It’s all wish fulfillment with no seduction. Where’s the fun in that? Even “luxury” retailers like Saks and Neimans can be hit or miss. There are very few stores any more that do seduction well. Takashimaya in New York was great for seduction. […]

New Plan for World Domination

For ages now, an Etsy shop has been in the back of my mind as something that I should do, but somehow, it was extraordinarily difficult to get myself going on it. Perhaps I have finally managed to think of a way to make it work for me. My plan is to make TWO of […]


Jeans don’t thrill me, and they are not meant to. My least favorite trend from recent years was the jeans-with-heels-for-evening trend.  I am so glad that’s over.  My go-to jeans (mens Levis) are worn out, and rather than buy another pair, I figured I would make some.  I am planning on participating in Self-Stitched-September, and would like […]

alternative 1950’s housewife

The 1950’s housewife look has intrigued me for a couple of years, but I never could quite see it on me. Mostly, I see this look on women who are at least 10 years younger than me, who are not actually housewives. This summer, I decided to take the plunge. The fabric is a laser […]

Sun Protection

A sun hat has been on my list of things to make for who-knows-how-many years, and since I have recently come to the conclusion that I have far too many regular clothes, I figured it was high time I make one. I finished it earlier today, and frankly it did not thrill me, but when […]