Find Sewing Inspiration at Museums Around the Globe

Every time my mother comes to visit me, she always asks what exhibits are going on in the city so that she can see a part of sewing and fashion history herself. I then have to go on a quest to find information about museums across the NYC area, combing the information for something I think Mom will like best.

However, FIT has recently compiled a list of exhibitions across the globe that is available on their website that will definitely keep me in the fashion-history loop for the next few months. The topics include designers from the past and the present, and are on display in cities like Denver, Boston, LA, Montreal, Paris, and more. If you too are a fashion history buff, I recommend taking a look at this list to see if there is something happening in your area. I always find great inspiration at these exhibits for my own sewing, whether it's new ideas for color combinations, silhouettes, or even simply reviving my creative spirit through looking at others' works.

Is there anything on the FIT site that's on your to-do list? Or, is there a museum in your local area that you'd like to share? If so, please pass the word on in the comments below.

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Nicole Smith

About Nicole Smith


My name is Nicole and I am a contributing editor for Stitch Magazine. I'm originally from Texas but now live in Brooklyn, NY where I try to squeeze my fabric collection and my six sewing machines into a Flatbush apartment.

Previously I was the Lead Editor of SewStylish magazine and Associate Editor of Threads magazine. I was also the Crafts & Decorating editor of Adorn Magazine and worked in the fashion and beauty departments of Teen People and Seventeen Magazine.

My second book, Dorm Decor (Chronicle Books) with Theresa Gonzalez, is available now. My first book entitled Fashion DIY (Sixth & Spring Books), which I co-authored with Carrie Blaydes, is also available now. I'm currently working on my third title to be published by Lark Books in 2012.