PBS’s “Sew It All” Taping!

I was absolutely thrilled when Ellen March from the PBS show Sew It All asked me to be a guest instructor on the program. The taping was this week, but the show will air in September. I’ll keep you posted on the schedule!

Here are a few photos to document the experience:

Ellen & me!

Ellen and Kristina

Ellen taped a promo for my episode and I got to watch from the booth:

Ellen promo

Here are my “step outs” next to a gorgeous inspiration board on set:


~ Kristina


Nerd is the Word: Leila’s Star Trek TNG Skant Tutorial

It’s been TOO LONG since my last Nerd is the Word post. To all you fellow geeks, I am so very sorry. Luckily, my friend Leila (nerdy sewist extraordinaire) made a Star Trek skant and posted a tutorial!


Some of you may be saying, what is this thing called a “skant”? For the uninitiated Star Trek fan, legions of officers in the Federation wear this “skirt-pant” outfit of sorts. In the original series, I think the idea was that the skant was “nerdy-sexy.” The Next Generation’s version just takes a page from the original. There is a whole history of Star Trek uniforms (yep) here.

In The Next Generation, Counselor Deanna Troi wears the skant (the doctor nor the tactical officer, also top female characters, ever wear such an outfit).

Deanna Troi skantI want to make one of these for either Halloween or my first Star Trek Convention, which Leila has promised to take me to (I still don’t know when that will happen). In case you’re new to this blog, I too am a big Star Trek fan, particularly TNG.

So hop on over and check out Leila’s tutorial!

~ Kristina