- 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
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Live shots of Tom Jones at the Sewing Guild
Last night I went to the local sewing guild meeting, I have rejoined in anticipation of my move to part-time work in the Spring, and had my friend Sheila take these pictures.
I am afraid they make me look like a maniac, and also feel that may be a representative look for me.
It is in interesting blouse but not sure if I know how to wear it. I feel it is really long too. I am 5'9" and added only 2" to the length, but am not sure if it could do with a cut-off. What do you think? How much?
I tried it with the vest which does help to pack it in a little - that's an awful lot of white fabric.
The girls at the Guild commented that some of them thought it looked better without the vest and also that a lighter fabric would have helped - something more drapey like a rayon. As is when I belt it I get sort of a Tutu look.
The issue with a lighter fabric of course is show through, which I didn't like because I knew I would be wearing this with jeans.
All you stylists out there, what do you think my options are? What is your feedback?
That said I am generally pretty pleased with this a a ruffly shirt, and find the neckline quite pretty and certainly very easy to sew - just strips topstitched down at intervals.