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Hey, Karen Morris

Jean | Posted in Gather For A Chat on

Checking out some items at AddAll and noticed that one place (Alibris, IIRC) has your Lingerie book priced at over $100!!  I thought you would enjoy knowing that.  Let’s see….perhaps an autographed copy to Martha Stewart? LOL


Am I ambivalent?  Well, yes and no.View Image


  1. karen_morris | | #1

    Jean, you're kidding!  why would anyone pay $100 for my book??  maybe it was a typo....

    1. carolfresia | | #2

      Karen--I probably couldn't afford to buy your book for $100 (I did buy it retail, though, before I was a Taunton employee, so at the time I was unaffiliated!). However, I'm sure I got at least $100 of fun reading it. It's really one of my favorite sewing books for both techniques and inspiration. Those of you who haven't looked at it, trust me when I say it's lovely and has lots of garments which, though intended as loungewear or lingerie, could easily be worn or adapted to stylish, comfortable and beautiful daywear. Wish I know where to get silk seersucker...it sounds like a dream come true for summer clothes.

      Carol Fresia

      1. karen_morris | | #3

        Thanks, Carol.  I'm glad you enjoy the book.  I agree that silk seersucker is an elusive fabric, but it pops up once in awhile.  I found mine at Josephine's Dry Goods, which is a wonderful store to haunt (521 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland, OR 97205; 503-224-4202; mail order fabrics, luxurious basics; swatches $3 per request, applicable to purchase).  At the time, they had it in that saffron yellow and also in a beautiful smoky violet.  I'd also ask at Banksville, since they seem to have everything (115 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk, CT 06850; 203-846-1333; mail order fabrics; $10, refundable, for 36 swatches).

        1. carolfresia | | #4

          Thanks for the into, Karen! I once ran across a really nice silk chambray--it looked almost exactly like workshirt fabric, just a bit finer in the weave. I loved the feel of it, but realized that I couldn't think of what I'd make in chambray of any kind, so I left it in the store, and have regretted it since then. Would have been a really nice camisole and slip, or nightshirt, or.....

    2. rjf | | #5

      I was rummaging around the old discussions that I hadn't read previously and came across "Oh, Kaaaaaren"  where you guys were talking about sewing and capentry and how we both use "construct" to describe what we do.  But I think I missed the beginning part.  Can you remember the background for that discussion?  It made me curious.    rjf

      1. karen_morris | | #6

        Sorry, but I can't remember where that conversation started! Although it does sound like something I would say....

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