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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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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Updating the list

I have added a blog roll of sewers who have told me they are going to be sewing along on the white shirt project.

I have only added those who have specifically said,  sign me up. If you would like to be added to this list please let me know. There are no real rules here of course - random sewers (like myself) welcome.

I will also note that some sewers who don't blog are also sewing along. For those of you in that category please send me some shots or commentary on your own projects and I will post them here too if you like.

I am working away on the Mouse Suit for baby Scarlett for this weekend and then I am starting my first shirt - November 1st is my launch date.

My concern today is fabric sourcing. I am going to call Michael in Baltimore  for a chat.

I really want to use the restrictions of this project - one colour and one garment type, to fully explore fit, fabric, and technique.

I want to find some good quality classic fabrics. Any other thoughts on where to get those would be appreciated.

Who has pique these days? Oxford cloth? Swiss dot? (remember Swiss dot). 

I am only going to work these one idea, one pattern, and one fabric at a time, rather than generating a to-do list.

I want to see where this leads me, and to see what other sewers make, and where they lead me too.


Rose said...

Some of the sources that I use online are: Georgeousfabrics.com, Denverfabrics.com (read the fabric description carefully), Emmaonesock.com (pricey but worth it), bblackandsons.com., and fabrics.com (again read the fabric description carefully). Happy fabric shopping!

a little sewing on the side said...

Add me to the list (I don't think I saw my blog?) This will be fun.

Nancy K said...

Try the http://www.philipsboyne.com/pb_here.htm They specialize in shirtings. E mail them describing what you want and they will send you samples.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Hi Barbara,
Please add me to the list. Maybe I'll actually get it done. LOL. No really. I will. A white blouse/shirt is on my SWAP plan.

Sigrid said...

What a great idea Barbara. I won't join, I have plans for some shirts in the near future, and the main color will be white, though also with stripes. Looking forward to see what patterns and techniques you and the others will come up with.

Lori said...

Add me to the list. I need to buy some good shirting fabric first but I do have a pattern in mind.

Anonymous said...

Waetcher's Fine Fabrics and Sawyer Brook Fabrics both have good quality fabrics as does Gorgeous Fabrics.

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Sign me up. I'll use fabric and patterns already in my stash.

LisaB said...

I already had plans to sew a white blouse or two, so you may count me in if you'd like. I don't blog, though. I don't plan to make lots of white shirts, but I'd be happy to send along a picture or two once I have something made up.

I've been playing with patterns, making variations on a theme, and the first one queued up to sew is very similar to what's shown in the sew-along button!

Laura said...

Beckenstein, on 39th Street in Manhattan has gorgeous men's shirtings. I don't know if they ship to Canada, but it would be worth it to call them and ask:


Reethi said...

Add me to the list, please! This sounds like a lot of fun, plus, I really, really, really need some white shirts.