|| 20 August 2017
Online Sewing Communities
When I was in high school every girl was expected to take home economics courses to learn cooking and sewing. By high school I already had much experience cooking and baking. Thanks to our housekeeper who was a wonderful seamstress, I knew sewing basics. I elected to take science and math courses instead of home economics. In retrospect, a wise choice.
I still cook every day. But it has been many years since I have done any sewing beyond hemming or mending. Alas, that sewing machine I bought in November 2014 is still sitting in the closet unopened. But with inspiration from the online sewing resources that Jill in San Francisco recently sent, I may actually put that sewing machine to work making that curtain for the door in the back hallway.
Whether you sew or not, online sewing community websites are excellent places to view various styles on women who are not professional models. More . . .
|| 17 August 2017
The Bettencourt Affair
The oldest — and certainly the richest — of the chic French women of certain age featured in Chic & Slim Toujours is Liliane Bettencourt, the nonagenarian heiress to the L’Oréal fortune. For a decade a scandal has revolved around Mme Bettencourt and her friend François-Marie Banier. Now Tom Sancton, former Paris bureau chief for Time, has written The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris. Perhaps something distracting and entertaining to read in these troubled times. More . . .
|| 13 August 2017
Sewing Your Own Chic
You don't look chic if your clothes don't fit. And one certain way to get that perfect fit is to sew your own clothes. Today the Internet offers resources to help women who sew. Merci to Jill in San Francisco who sent information and links. When I checked out the first of the links, I had a delightful surprise I will share with you. More . . .