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Christmas Party at the White House!

At the White House, under the portrait of George Washington and standing right next to our First Lady, Michelle Obama, it’s Judy Fardig, volunteer extraordinaire and chapter leader of Organizing for America. She’s wearing the dress I made just for this occasion. Next to Michelle is Mary Sorteberg, wife of Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkely. At […]
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Holiday Show 2016

It’s our annual Holiday Show right here in beautiful Portland Oregon. We’ll have two clothing artists: shibori artist supreme: Elisabeth Gillem And me! Brand new work, plus super deals on selected pieces Two jewelry artists: Melissa Stiles, with her bold graphic designs Betsy Bensen’s jewelry incorporates gorgeous jaspers, agates, pearls and semi-stones And the oh […]
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Some Good Stuff

Ava, my neighbor’s serious little dog, came to visit for an afternoon. She knows but isn’t saying. A giant box of beautiful kimono silks arrived. Gorgeous stuff! I can’t wait to get into these. My big project! Here, in mid process, it’s all but complete now. For the White House Christmas party [Yes!]. Too much […]
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Go High

Writing a few sentences each week, adding pictures, this blog has been my way to look back and and make sense of the things I’ve done and seen, the people I’ve been with, the time I’ve spent. Bad things do happen, I’m tired or angry or even bored, but each week, no matter what else […]
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Hitoe Jacket, Fitted Version

She likes a more tailored look, so could I remake this black and white ‘Hitoe’? She was asking about the one below, that Grace is modeling. A closer look, on my dress form, looking soft and relaxed. The custom version finished. Smaller, shorter, and more fitted. It’s amazing isn’t it? How the simplest of variations […]
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Christmas Starts in August

She needs, for a very special Christmas party, a new skirt with a matching top. We’ve chosen a design and the fabric. Next up, build the pattern. Muslin shows every single problem, so it’s perfect for the first fitting. Here it is, a little ghost of a dress. I’ll draft the pattern off of this. […]
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Photo Shoot!

What a fabulous day! With help from gorgeous model Grace Holland, photographer Dan Kvitka, hair and makeup artist Stephanie Fajardo and a helpful hand from the amazing Elizabeth Dye, my photo shoot was a roaring success! I am happy! With so many fantastic people helping, it was a breeze. Stephanie makes the final hair adjustments. […]
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Photo Shoot Preparations

Getting ready for a photo shoot is like gathering your busiest friends for a dinner out. You know what it’s like, “I can only make it this Thursday.” “I’m available any evening except Thursdays.” “I’m out of town until next month, then I’m free on Tuesdays.” But, after some juggling, we are set. Photographer, model […]
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Pi-Ume Sha

June 25th was the Pi-Ume Sha Treaty Days Pow Wow in Warm Springs, Oregon. In 1855 a treaty was negotiated by the native peoples and the Oregon territorial government. It defined the area of the reservation and affirmed the right of the tribes to harvest fish, game and other foods outside the reservation boundaries. Through […]
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Finish, Turn, Begin

I love my work. I love to sit in my studio, radio on, surrounded by gorgeous silks, lost in my world, sewing pretty things. It is the very best. And I love to go to the shows and meet the people who come and look and ask questions. And when they find a piece that […]
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