From Play to Passion

By |2019-04-01T06:01:09-04:00April 1st, 2019|Costumes, Fashion Shows, Today's Fashion, Uncategorized|

When I was young, I used to dress my Barbie Dolls in scraps of fabric, creating unique fashions for the various festivals and outings they would attend. When I was in high school, my Grandmother let me use her sewing machine in the basement where I would “Frankenstein” outfits together from thrift store finds, which […]

No Wrong Moves with Iris Van Herpen

By |2019-01-10T20:06:37-04:00December 24th, 2018|Costume Fashion Art Exhibits, Interviews w/Sewists, Uncategorized|

Iris Van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer that manages to balance technology, femininity and nature in her amazing works. I caught her show, “Transforming Fashion,” last December when it appeared at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. I was left breathless from her incredible, uncaged talent. The show included some earlier pieces that she made with […]

Art Collaboration with Amy Kollar Anderson

By |2017-02-08T01:22:52-04:00March 21st, 2016|1920s Style Fashion, Costumes, Makes of 2015, Uncategorized|

Collaborations are an awesome thing!

Last fall my friend and fellow artist Amy Kollar Anderson asked me if she could paint my Art Deco butterfly dress for an invitational exhibition, to be held at The Schuster Performing Arts Center. This event was created by the Preble County Art Association to coincide with the Bridges […]

St. Patrick’s Day Reversible Dress

By |2017-02-08T01:26:46-04:00March 17th, 2016|1950s Style Fashion, Makes of 2006, Uncategorized|

Who doesn’t simply love a reversible dress? It is like getting a two dresses in one!

I grew up in the 1970s and they were pretty popular then. I had a reversible red, blue and  yellow calico wrap skirt in 1977.

During my sewing career I have come to realize lining dresses is almost the same as […]