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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 19, 2008

On fabric

I love fabric.

I wish there were more local fabric stores but they aren't so I do a lot of my shopping online. Fabricmart is one of my favourites, even though the shipping to Canada can be pretty steep. The fabric too can be a surprise, and mostly it is a good surprise. If you scroll down past pants to my vintage coat plan posted a while ago you will see a print lining, the image taken from the  Fabricmart website.

Well I ordered that fabric to line a coat with considerable ambivalence, but here is a picture of it, arrived today. 

I really love this fabric, first of all it is silk and secondly the pattern is far more retro than I thought it would be and so just perfect for a vintage pattern. I am partial to character linings, it's one of the joys of sewing for yourself to add a surprise. As soon as the pants project is done, this coat is next, I may do the red coat or I have a black and white tweed that would be cool too. 

Typical sewer, mental sewing about seven projects ahead.

Off to bed, my daughter, who has insisted that it would be hot in Nova Scotia for her September 27th wedding, has called to say that we are going to have to go out shopping tomorrow for a warm wrap. Ten to one I will be serging this time tonight.

1 comment:

Sewing said...

Yup it is too hard to find one, which is why I prefer the same, I usually get my fabric by online too, well for me it is the easiest and best way to get the best quality ever.