Tuesday, 6 May 2014


It finally made it onto the bookstore shelves!

And I picked up a copy after work. I'm thrilled that folks at Vogue interviewed and wrote an article on historian Professor Linda Przybyszewski. I first heard about her when CBS ran a story on a course she was teaching at Norte Dame. She's an astute observer of changing trends. She has a new book, The Lost Art of Dress that came out late last month. How did I miss this? No worries since I have a few books on the go right now.  

I mentioned that I'm reading The Coat Route and some folks have asked about the book. I'm not yet finished it but I promise to write a book review when I'm done. I will tell you that Tim Gunn gave it a glowing review on the back cover, "[t]his book educates and inspires. I couldn't put it down!" I have to agree, it is a tough book to put down. It is about the creation of a "bespoke" coat and how it came to be. I don't want to say too much just yet because my opinion this far might be premature. So far it is full of details that I just want to re-read to make sure I didn't miss anything. At this point in the book, I'm quite enjoying the read.

Too much I think. You see, Mama R's dress, Style 4666, is sitting on the dress form waiting for facings and sleeves and instead I want to save some time this evening for a few more pages of The Coat Route. My bad. I hope to have the dress finished by the end of the week.  

Well, on that note, good evening and Happy Sewing!


I'm tempted.

My sewing mojo is defrosting and with some milder temperatures on the way and a morning last week filled with birds chirping, I'm tempt...