April 15, 2011 · 8:50 pm
You all know how I love a great middy blouse, so I was tickled to see Folkwear’s latest pattern, an up-dated middy. This one would be great as a blouse, as seen on the left, but I really love the untucked, swingy version. This would make a super spring-into-summer jacket.
If you have not already read my homage to the middy, it really is a garment with an interesting history.
Top Image courtesy and copyright of Folkwear
June 18, 1916
September 10, 2010 · 4:22 pm
This weekend is the regional symposium of the CSA, or Costume Society, so I’ll be in Asheville all day tomorrow and Sunday enjoying the presentations and a visit to Biltmore House to see their very first clothing exhibit.
Things got started this evening with a reception given by the nice people at Waechter’s Fine Fabrics Waechter’s silk shop to us oldtimers!) with Kate Mathews of Folkwear Patterns as the special guest. It was so nice seeing Kate again, especially since I have just finished sewing a blouse using part of a pattern she had loaned to me. More about that later.
For now, feast your eyes on the lovliness that is Waechter’s. If you want to see more, tune into Lifetime TV on October 7,for On the Road with Austin and Santino which was filmed at Waechter’s.
Louise Benner of the NC Museum of History shares a moment with daughter and friends.
Looking through Kate’s Folkwear samples