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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Friday, September 5, 2008

Friday night and three tops ahead

Almost dinner and just squeaked across the finish line, three tops from patterns mentioned in earlier posts, a black wool jersey wrap top from the same pattern shown in red previously (and which has been sitting in a cut out stage since then) and two versions of my recovered wrap blouse pattern in patterned silk that has been lurking in my stash for a long time. I love the grey and blue one, such nice crepe fabric and a nice retro print, but the pink and blue and turquoise flowers (what was I thinking ? I never wear flowers - but it was a right colours print for a SWAP I never finished) is something I can wear under a really boring black jacket with black pants or skirt. Since my pants and skirts are largely black and grey both of these tops should get lots of use. I realize that the sleeve length is not terribly current, but a weird length that will work for me all fall-winter-spring. I always make my sleeves 3/4 anyway. Can't stand to have stuff around my wrists when I am working with my hands. A nice productive day, now off to cut the grass, my husband is doing dinner as usual.

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