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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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Monday, May 10, 2010

Summer Buttericks

I am on to the next thing this morning. Two more weeks and we leave to go home. I spent most of last week resting from bra-making and working on generic blouse patterns for me. More on that later. I am in DC in two weeks and I realized and had promised my son there a shirt (which I have been putting off because I want it to be perfect and to read David Coffin's book first) and he gave me a bolt he would like me to make some curtain things for over his closet with, with those rings. I have never used the rings and the thing is that the wonderful fabric he gave me is burlap.

Yes burlap. This should be an adventure. Remain posted.

I said a while back that I was beginning to despair over Butterick's shrinking offerings and here this morning they have posted some cool patterns for knit tops, very wearable, and an easy dress that would be perfect for some rayon Batik I have a home. Of course now I have to find a pattern sale, there is a Jo Ann's here but the patterns never seem to be on sale. Maybe BVM club will do me a favour soon.

So here are my pattern potentials for some fast summer sewing.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I like the ones you chose. I might have to add a few more patterns to my ever-growing stash, now.....lol