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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, April 20, 2011

Now about those white shirts

No, I haven't given up. In fact I have been busy investing in white fabric (and to my mind half of sewing at least is fabric selection/collection) :

However my white shirt making got detoured by the change of seasons (which I believe is happening elsewhere - I wore mitts here out to walk the dogs two nights ago) and my impending vacation.

All I wanted to do is make dresses.

I was also getting bored with the look of all the white shirt patterns I have collected. Pretty similar. In fact I also went out in a white shirt and black pants to eat the other week and thought "Oh my god, they're going to think I am a server."

So I definitely am going to be making white shirts, but I am going to be stepping up the design ideas. 

To give you an idea of what I mean here is the vintage pattern I am taking on vacation in my tiny sewing cache:

Warm weather sewing, easy, and interesting to sew. And I am going to be back at the real shirts later in the summer as I gear up for another term of teaching. 

That seems very far away though today.


Sharon said...

I really like the look of your vintage shirt.

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

I love that blouse. I had one just like it in the 50's. It was white broderie anglaise and I wore it with my grey suit with sunray pleated skirt and black suede shoes. I thought I was so smart. Ah memories!

Barbara said...

Kathy that sounds so elegant, and Sharon this will be my first vintage blouse, I wonder about the fit, should be interesting.