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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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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Same pattern dress three

This of course is my favourite. Enough with the dark colours, the greys and blacks I have worn all winter. This is a really nice polished cotton sateen that I underlined in china silk.

I really wish I had the patience to underline all my summer dresses in china silk. It feels so good on my body. And of course the best thing about underlining is that you can sew your hemming stitches into the underlining and spare yourself the trauma of trying to make your hand stitches not show at all on the right side of your hem, which by the way, I consider to be impossible in anything with a sateen finish and I don't care if you are Claire Shaeffer even.

I love this dress. It is perfect for an occasion I haven't thought of yet.

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