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More Than What Meets the Eye

Readers, One morning late last week I piled five jackets, a blouse, and my mannequin Ginger into my nifty red folding utility wagon.  After a two-minute commute I arrived at my sister Cynthia’s studio for our photo shoot. Almost as an afterthought I brought my...

London Miscellany

Readers, To round off my recent series of London posts, a roundup of news items and observations: I loved The Imperial War Museum’s show “Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style.” If you’ve wanted to see ingenious examples of making do and...

Taylors Buttons, London

Readers, When I did the research while living in London for two months in 2011 for my article “Sewing Destination: London, England,” (Threads magazine, June-July 2012), I tried to be as comprehensive as possible. There was no ready-made master list of...

Kenton Trimmings, London

Readers, Ever since I took the Savile Row tailoring class at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London last year I wanted to check out a tailors’ supplier our teacher, Victoria Townsend, recommended. Frustratingly, I caught a bad cold after the class ended. The...