• It Listens To The Podcast, or it gets the hose again

    That's right, The Silence of the Lambs, the 1991 Jonathan Demme horror masterpiece, is a sewing movie.

    Topics in this episode include scary movies, cat moments, a famous dog, and existing under such constant male scrutiny that you don’t even realize it’s happening until it stops…as well as a discussion of the sewing element that leads Clarice Starling to crack the case.

    Come for the part where Jame Gumb reminds one of us of Lucille Ball, stay for the part where both of us completely misquote the most famous line from this movie.

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    58m | May 18, 2023
  • Bachelorette: a masterclass in wrecking a wedding gown

    Three terrible bridesmaids spend the night before their friend's wedding ruining her wedding gown and trying to fix it. Could they really get it done? From a costume/character perspective? In one night? While totally high?

    Join sewing one Liza and writing one Meghan as we turn our sewing and writing eyes upon the 2012 Leslye Headland comedy film Bachelorette, with costume design by Anna Bingemann.

    This is an R rated film, and in discussion of it we get into our own adult opinions on topics including abortion, drug use, sex, and bodily fluids, as well as some more fluffy stuff including dry-cleaning, trying on wedding dresses at David's Bridal, the complexities of friendships, and, of course, the totally serious issue at hand: what happens to this wedding dress and would it be possible in the world created by this movie to fix it.

    Come for Meghan's personal writerly connection to this movie, stay for the shocking reveal of what Liza did to Meghan's wedding dress (hint, it involves a trash bag).

    in this episode we reference:

    Meghan's amazing wedding planner Emily, of Emily Katherine Events, emilykatherineevents.com

    a play by our own Meghan, Bonnie's Future Sisters by Meghan Gambling, Original Works Publishing


    and some articles:

    "Bachelorette Costume Designer Anna Bingemann on Strip Clubs, Wedding Dresses, and Joan Didion" by Piper Gray, Sept. 5 2012, Fashionetc

    "Director Leslye Headland tells Bachelorette's most shocking moment, "I did not direct that" by Cynthia Ellis, contributor, Sept 11, 2012, HuffPost

    "Bachelorette Fisher 'bummed' funny scenes were dropped" Sept 6 2012, Irish Examiner

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    1h 0m | Apr 17, 2023
  • Lucy wants new furniture, but could really use some sewing lessons

    This is one of our loopier episodes, so if you are here for the tangents...wait what are we talking about?

    Join writing one Meghan and sewing one Liza as we break down could, would, and should Lucy make her own dress (while simultaneously doing a home perm) in this one particular episode of legendary tv show I Love Lucy, Season 2 Episode 28: "Lucy Wants New Furniture", with costume design by Elois Jenssen.

    Come for Meghan's PSA on scissors, stay for the part where Liza makes commercial sewing patterns sound more difficult than rocket science.

    In this episode we mention:

    a documentary: 2022's Amy Poehler film Lucy and Desi

    a book: Meet The Mertzes: The Life Stories of I Love Lucy's Other Couple, by Audrey E. Kupferberg and Rob Edelman

    a magazine: Vogue, February 1, 1952

    a podcast: LA Meekly

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    1h 2m | Apr 2, 2023
  • Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead but all of Christina Applegate's outfits are giving us life

    Could Sue Ellen really pull off this whole faking-her-way-into-a-job, fashion-show-in-the-backyard, saving-General-Apparel-West-with-fashion, keeping-her-siblings-alive-and-fed thing, all while the babysitter is dead and mom has peaced out to Australia?

    And why does everyone keep saying Swell at her?

    Join playwright Meghan and pattern maker Liza as we take apart the flawless 1991 Stephen Herek film, Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead, beloved by Meghan, confused with Adventures In Baby-sitting by Liza.

    Topics include writers tryna be cute with the nick names, what TMZ means, does Vassar have anything even remotely related to a fashion major, do we like schlubs, and what work uniforms Meghan and Liza have worn, (Spoiler: both have worn bathing suits professionally)

    As well as, of course, a serious breakdown of what's in that fashion show and could it happen in the world of the movie.

    Come for the part where Liza has nightmares about dyeing, stay for the part where Meghan says The Plot Always Wins!

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    the podcast we recommend in this episode is called 90,000 Hours

    1h 7m | Mar 15, 2023
  • Three Amigos, but Zero Thread

    If you've ever thought to yourself, "There’s No Thread is great and all, but if only there was a THIRD voice for these ladies to talk over," well, it’s your Lucky Day!!!

    Join sewing one Liza, writing one Meghan, and our very special guest, Our Dad (!!!) Mr. Todd Gambling, as we discuss Three Amigos, the 1986 comedy film notorious for one particular sewing mistake...

    Or is it a mistake? Opinions are had!

    Three hosts equals three times the tangents, so please enjoy the wide open range of topics in this one, from Mary Pickford's anti-union tendencies, plane spotting, UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage items, thoughts on tequila, thoughts on hand-crank sewing machines, thoughts on script notations or stage directions, whale pratfalls, and a very sweet recollection in favor of making children take piano.

    As well as, of course, a time/skills/materials breakdown of could, would, and should the townsfolk of Carmen’s small village make a ton of mariachi costumes overnight.

    Come for all the parts where our dad tries to turn this sewing podcast into a music podcast, stay for the part where our dad doesn't understand the concept of the Reward Babe because he is a total gentleman.

    Sew, sew like the wind!

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    53m | Mar 1, 2023
  • Carrie: totally a sewing movie

    You know, Carrie, the 1976 Brian De Palma film about a girl who sews a prom dress.

    Ok and maybe there's also a thing with a bucket of blood and some fire...but for sure there's a prom dress.

    Join playwright Meghan and pattern maker Liza as we get into Carrie's super impressive straight-into-fabric draping method, as well as how many multiples of this dress Liza thinks the production would actually have needed to achieve the blood drop in a cost effective manner, plus side trips into homecoming queens, powder puff football, and ruffled tuxedo shirts.

    Come for the part where Liza and Meghan say the word dong a whole bunch, stay for the part where Meghan picks up a dress form to see if it’s heavy or not.

    Super Bonus: Liza identifies the vintage sewing pattern that is dead-on Carrie's dress.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1h 3m | Feb 14, 2023
  • The Pretty In Pink episode

    By popular demand: big 80's teen drama classic, Pretty In Pink.

    Join playwright Meghan and patternmaker Liza as we discuss the prom dress everyone loves to hate. Could Andie sew it, would she, and finally should she. Plus, what would be some ways to make it...better?

    Hot topics include male film roles in the 80's, Meghan's prom dress, the time Liza pulled a Blaine, why Duckie looks like that, and the actual store Hot Topic, as well as, of course, a serious breakdown of the yardage, time, and skills required for Andie to actually make this thing.

    Come for the word décolletage, stay for our shared love of Annie Potts and admiration for costume designer Marilyn Vance.

    The article referenced in this episode is titled 'Pretty In Pink' Designer Marilyn Vance Talks About The Stories Behind The Clothes, by Chloe Schildhause, from February 25, 2016, uproxx.com

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    1h 4m | Feb 1, 2023
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’s Hot Air Balloon made of Underpants

    This one is a little scandalous! Liza drops an f bomb and says the word prostate before we even hit the intro music! And she's the sewing one!

    Join playwright Meghan and patternmaker Liza as we unpick Terry Gilliam's 1988 film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen; beloved by Liza, tolerated by Meghan.

    Convo meanders through Greek Mythology, stuntwork for child actors, fashion history, plumbing history, some gross stuff, and Meghan's dislike of space, and focuses in on the most important issue of all: could the people of a city under seige in the 1790’s REALLY have made a hot air balloon out of underpants?

    Come for the shocking facts about underwear, stay for Meghan's master-class in pretending to be awake.

    Books mentioned in this episode include D’Aulaire’s Book Of Greek Myths and The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffman with illustrations by Maurice Sendak.

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    49m | Jan 15, 2023
  • How The Grinch Sewed Christmas

    Could the Grinch really make that Santy Claus hat and coat, given his skill level and the materials hanging around his Grinch cave? And could he do it all on that old treadle sewing machine? What is a treadle sewing machine anyway?

    Join playwright Meghan and pattern maker Liza as we discuss the major questions raised by the 1966 animated Christmas Classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, including: where does the Grinch get his supplies? Could a dogs tail really go through a sewing machine? As well as a side trip into who really sang "You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch". Hint: it wasn't Boris Karloff...

    Come for the PSA about not putting straight pins in your mouth, stay for the part where Liza has Meghan try and cut the costume from a hanging curtain, just like the Grinch does in the cartoon!

    Books read by Liza as research for this episode include Chuck Amuk, the autobiography of Chuck Jones, Becoming Dr. Suess, by Brian Jay Jones, and of course, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr. Suess.

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    45m | Dec 20, 2022
  • The Sound Of Making Playclothes from Curtains

    Could Maria clothe the Von Trapp children using only the curtains hanging in her bedroom? Could she really though, like in real life, like does she have enough time and fabric?

    Join playwright Meghan and pattern maker Liza as we get into the hard hitting technical issues of beloved 1965 movie musical The Sound of Music, such as yardage: what is it, washing machines: do they exist, music: what's the deal with do re mi anyway? Plus who had the best outfit, that time Meghan met Leisl, the mysteries of the mid-Atlantic accent, and our love for the sassy Baroness. Come for the sewing facts, stay for the sister snark!

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    58m | Nov 14, 2022
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