If you would like to see many sewing aspects mentioned in this post, along with the skirts on my body in action, you can see the video available on my sewing channel

Keywords: pattern hacks , pattern reviews , sewing techniques , balboa skirt , easy to sew skirt , itch to stitch designs , itch to stitch patterns , lifting pins and needles , lifting pins and needles blog , pattern review , sewing channel , video tutorial

I recently took part in a pattern test by Itch to Stitch designs, a sewing pattern brand I have been a tester for, for years. It was easy to jump into this test! Involved were many skirt options and knit fabric, a combination that is irresistible as a HUGE skirt wearer.

https://liftingpinsandneedles.com/2020/06/03/4-easy-to-sew-cute-knit-balboa-skirts-itch-to-stitch

History of Stripes: From fashion to food packaging, the humble stripe is one pattern with timeless appeal

Keywords: home, lifestyle

Few patterns have enjoyed such longstanding, universal appeal as the iconic stripe. Yet, despite its seemingly modest design, this linear shape has been a catalyst for social outrage as well as a symbol of emancipation and acceptance. From the medieval period up to modern day, there’s a rich history that can be gleaned from reading between these ever-changing lines.

https://petitapetit.co.uk/2020/02/06/blurred-lines-a-brief-history-of-stripes

Yes, We Really Wore That: 1987

1980s, Beauty, Fashion, Fun, Funny, History, Humor, Nostalgia, Photography, Pics, Style, Vintage

I Don't Get It

Meg’s Sweet Shoppe, UT Austin

Yes. All those geometric figures and unnecessary flaps, bangled belts, and denim tops.

Yes. Popped collars.

Omega Psi Phi

Flintstone Barbies.

Acacia Cave Party

David Byrne meets Max Headroom.

Lois Richwine & Jesse Sublett by Jim Sigmon

Um, no. I never wore that. What IS that? Is it dead? Is it ruffles? He is speechless.

credit: Daniel Byram

He wishes he could unsee it. But he can’t.

It’s already been seen.

Black Health Professional Organization Eye Chart

All images from 1987 UT Austin Cactus.

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