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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, July 1, 2010

I need a sewing sorbet this Canada Day

My very funny oldest step-daughter once referred to a person she was dating casually as a "boyfriend sorbet", someone to help her clear the palate she said after a major heartbreak and before she was ready to try again seriously.

I feel that way now about my Vogue dress constructed in record time. A sewing sorbet.

I still want to sew but I really need some instant gratification, and easy pattern, something I can mostly serge.

I'm thinking about a pull-on summer dress to be started this Canada Day, between lawn work and weed pulling.

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