TIL that Georgia O’Keefe sewed, courtesy of this New Yorker article about an exhibition on her style at the Brooklyn Museum:

“O’Keeffe was an expert seamstress who made her own clothes and altered or otherwise preserved them herself; she kept some of her dresses for as long as sixty years.”

“O’Keeffe once said that her penchant for black was not a preference but a practicality: if she started picking out colors for dresses, she would have no time for painting.”

“In New Mexico…she wore denim and painted the landscapes, writing to tell Murdock Pemberton, the art critic for The New Yorker, that she loved to wear a shirt he had given her paired with bluejeans: ‘I rather think they are our only national costumes,’ she said.”