Posts under ‘Fashion’

Outfit for Eeyore’s Birthday Party!

After twenty years in Austin, this year I finally made it to Eeyore’s Birthday Party, the 54th one, in fact. Eeyore’s Birthday Party is just another one of those things that Keep Austin Weird. Eeyore’s Birthday Party started way back in the hippie era. Someone decided that Eeyore, the perennially sad donkey from Winnie The […]

Another user for safety pins: bra strap keepers

You know that I use safety pins to baste clothes for fittings. I also pin a few safety pins to the lining of my purse, so I always have them for emergency “wardrobe malfunctions”. Here’s yet another use to that amazing invention the safety pin: bra strap keepers. I pin small safety pins (about 1″ […]

First time using Dress Shop!

I recently bought Dress Shop, a Windows-based pattern drafting application, by Livingsoft NW. It took quite a big leap of faith since both the Web site and the application look like they were designed in the mid-90s. I will be writing a review of Dress Shop soon. I started by making a “pegged skirt” i.e. a pencil […]

eBay find!

eBay shopping is hit and miss. One might even say it’s mostly “miss”! The “hits” are very worth it though. For instance, I got these Via Spiga pumps on eBay just about nine years ago for $20, shipping included! I have received a tons of compliments on them. I do love them! I think they’re […]