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I was taking my sewing inspiration from trousers I’d sewn in high school – which for me was quite some time ago.
And that inspiration came from fashion designer Betsey Johnson.
What will you hear in this month’s show?
1) Vintage Alley Cat – The Original Betsey Johnson
– In which Laurel is whisked away on a time travel jaunt, reminding her that not all of her sewing projects come from the pages of the here and now.
2) Betsey Briefly – A Timeline
a. Including a bit about how Betsey’s designs iinfluenced my own coming of age sewing
Great article about Betsey in Vogue - lots of interviews with folks who have known her for a long time
Betsey is still going strong ! http://www.betseyjohnson.com
3) -Trousers Inspired by an Alley Cat
In which A woman draws inspiration from her teenaged sewing self. Talk about time travel!
b. Further ideas for sewing inspired by Betsey Johnson. The Jamie M pattern, I mentioned in this section, - way back when - was B6533 Here's a posting I did showing a little bit of what I talked about in the 'cast. http://meencantacoser.blogspot.com/2017/01/laced-up-empire-alley-cat-more-betsey.html