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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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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Best thing ever - a few fall patterns and the return of the waistband

After having complained that the pattern companies withheld the fall patterns until it was too late I see Simplicity has a few fall patterns out. I am thrilled to see that here, and in fashion generally, waistbands are back. The new pants and skirt patterns have them.

Excellent. The low below the waist look was uncomfortable to wear and a nuisance to alter away.

I have picked two patterns shown here that I will be working on this summer - a dress with the draped midsection very similar to my red Queen dress and another blouse with multiple bust sizes and which hopefully will save me from having to do a full bust alteration. A few more summer projects to finish and then these two will be up next.

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