Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fashion Week Prep!


Fashion week (3 months really) is less than a week away and as I review my wardrobe I’m shocked at how many little repairs I have to make to shirts, coats and cardigans.


Ok, I also kinda like playing with my cool LORENZI sewing kit. As a lot of you know, I took lots of tailoring classes in college and I’ve always found hand-stitching an extremely calming and meditative act not much different than chopping vegetables or sweeping. The repetitive motion that keeps your eyes focused but your mind free to wander.


If I ever thought of it beforehand I would take my little kit on long flights, what a great way to pass the time if you’ve already seen all the movies available!


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  1. games

    January 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Thanks This is interesting

  2. Ari

    January 7, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Looking forward to seeing you at Pitti, Scott!

  3. Janea

    January 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I know exactly what you mean. I used to carve limestone bas-relief sculpture while visiting with friends in an outdoor cafe. Not a good thing to take on a flight though. Safe travels! :) Janea

  4. debbie

    January 7, 2016 at 11:51 am

    That’s a beautiful little kit!! Where might one find one in the USA?

  5. Archana

    January 7, 2016 at 11:57 am

    An idea for your next video – tailoring ! a fascinating documentary that will get Americans to appreciate it more ?

  6. Hmmmmmm

    January 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Not sure you can get through security with those scissors…

  7. JHH

    January 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Scott: I bet you would enjoy knitting. It has the same repetitive, meditative effect, and “two sticks and a string” are easy to bring along on a trip. Knitted ties are popular; so are socks, and I’m sure you’d like the look of a traditional knitted vest.

  8. Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris

    January 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Mónica Sors

  9. Adeola Naomi

    January 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm

  10. Ashley

    January 7, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    What a cute little kit!


  11. Charikleia

    January 8, 2016 at 3:58 am

    I like it that you insert a few comments under your photos!

  12. Juanita

    January 8, 2016 at 6:39 am

    I completely need one of these mending kits and I also need a talented house-keeper to put it to good use. x

  13. Nadia

    January 8, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Good luck with this task :) Can’t wait to see in in he FW :)
    xo xo from Paris

  14. The Italian Glam

    January 8, 2016 at 10:10 am

    I love meditative acts with no brain storming involved…

  15. AnneMcLayne

    January 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Can’t wait to see all the cool stuff you gonna share with us afterwards!!

  16. Tina Maria

    January 9, 2016 at 11:15 am

    I always envy people with patience…much too nervous for meditative tasks…I am really looking forward to all those photos you are going to share with us.
    Have a good time!!

  17. Maryanne

    January 10, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I agree, hand sewing and esp repairing is very relaxing… When repairing I love to look at the way things are made.. You can learn a lot!!!!!!

  18. Jonathan

    January 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    They’ll take your scissors away in security, even needles might be confiscated. You can’t even take a folding pen-knife on a plane anymore. I guess you could just bite the thread ends off, as many people do anyway.

  19. Peppermint Dolly

    January 17, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Such a lovely shot – madness that you can find your calm in :-)


  20. Ita Darling

    January 29, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I too like to hand stitch and repair hems and buttons etc.

    I have often brought some little sewing tasks on airplanes- things I want to wear when I arrive but needs some TLC. Podcasts and mending on flights trumps wine and movies.

    Heed care with those sewing scissors through security- I have lost two fantastic pairs..

  21. Max Knobel

    February 22, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Lovely coloured peccary suede gloves…never travel without a sewing kit. Pitty the Lorenzi one is too small for my needs. Its good to mend, each time a problem arises. So it doesnt become a real task….And I am glad, Lorenzi is back in business, c/0 Larusmiani. Safe travels, Mr. Schuman

  22. bobkentnova

    April 5, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Scott, My mother taught me basic sewing/mending skill when I was very young. To this day, I’m doing these repairs for my daughter, my wife and myself.

  23. Margarita

    April 30, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Tapestry is my go to whenever I fly. I pick up small kits and use only certain details that could be later easily incorporated on a cuff or collar, over the pocket and so on.
    Give it a try and spice up some old boring piece!

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