- 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
Friday, October 29, 2010
The usefulness of the white blouse, or shirt
I found this pattern in my collection and thought you might enjoy it.
Image the sewer this was designed for. I am fairly sure that I had a teacher in school who made this jumper and at least a few of these white blouses.
And of course some in my 10 are going to be blouses too, not just shirts. The gender divide doesn't seem to me to be particularly significant here, and I will probably want to honour white shirt makers who have gone before, like the purchasers of this blouse pattern. The view with the tie appeals the most.
In the meantime I have one first project figured out now and have been busy contacting the suppliers you have connected me to in your comments. Michael at Michael's Fabrics has offered swatches (he is putting 20 in the mail to me) and I have to say it is awfully nice to talk to an actual person when planning something like this. I will keep you posted, and post, on fabrics.
I have also been contacted by Lori from the Sew Forth Now podcast for an interview on this project and will let you know when that will be available to hear.
It's 5:40 a.m. and I am off soon on my day off to pick up baby Scarlett for sitting so my daughter can do a shift at work - she's a nurse - that will give me some time too to do some Mouse Suit fitting.
More later. TGIF to us all.
Posted by Barbara at 4:49 AM