Welcome to my stop on the SewPro Stars Blog Hop. In September I traveled to Chicago for the first annual sew pro conference. Sew Pro is a conference for those who are interested in transforming their hobby into a business, whether that be pattern making, fabric designing, book publishing, etc. I’ve been lazily toying with the idea of generating a stream of income through sewing. It was a great conference and I met a terrific group of women. To keep the momentum going, a blog hop was organized to showcase all of the different ways we’ve been inspired following the conference. To see my project and other life updates, read on.
Kentucky’s First-Ever Fashion Week just debuted in Lexington and the main event was tonight: a runway show featuring a roster of talented local designers. For a peek at my favorite looks from the show, read on.
I’m back from our Midwest road trip: Lexington, KY to St. Louis, MO and then Kansas City, MO, and back home again. We drove out for a wedding and although I generally loathe road trips, I quite enjoyed this trip. It was my first visit to both St. Louis and Kansas City. A friend recommended I check out the Missouri History Museum and specifically their exhibit on the history of the Little Black Dress. The exhibit did not disappoint. Did you know that in the Victorian era the color black was relegated to mourning the death of a loved one and a widow could be expected to wear black for a full year round? For more on the history of the little black dress, read on.