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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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Sunday, January 24, 2010

My mutton dressed as lamb series

I loved the Ottobre dress (#9) I made for Christmas so much that I decided to make a few more for round the house wear out of some cotton and rayon leftovers I had kicking around. I wear these both with jeans and with some leggings I got on sale when Christmas shopping. I am too old for these I am sure but they are wonderful comfort clothes for housework, schlepping and sewing/knitting. Being tall I like the length of them, no exposed back when I scrub out the bathtub for instance. Of course it has occurred to me that doing some baby sewing I may be starting to dress myself like a baby, but I spend so much time in the adult world I think that is just fine. I won't be doing a lot of baby sewing, her dad's cousin has four little girls and the clothes keep rolling in, some still with the tags on them, and it seems to me that babies these days have so much more than my kids ever did. But I will make a few special things and some knitted stuff, like the thick mitts and boots from Icelandic wool I made last week. This country is just too damn cold in the winter.

1 comment:

Ripple Dandelion said...

Barbara, I have also made two of these dresses from Ottobre and I'm with you, they are great! I plan to make more, and I don't care if I do look like an overgrown elementary school student! Yours look very nice. Love your blog.