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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, May 18, 2011

A day at Disney world

This will be short because the Magic Kingdom has sort of done me in. Fun though, lots of fun. Here I am with my niece:

Cool dress and hat because it was hot. The dress is one of my favourites, Simplicity 3833. It is a great pattern and to reduce the bulk of the facings, which I find annoying in sleeveless dresses, I just put on binding. Apart from the usual FBA I made this one out of the box and am pleased with the fit.

One or the high points of the day for me was a quick look from one of those trolleys you sight-see with of the Disney costume department. Of course these shots are taken at speed through a window, but this is enough of a glimpse to make you droll, or at least it did me:

Now that's a place to go to work.

Yes it was a magical day.


shams said...

You look hot! (as in amazing :) ) Sounds like a fun day. I've never been to DW, but how cool for even a glimpe of their costume dept. :D

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! costume department!!!!

Jane M said...

Don't you wish you could get into that shop and talk with those creative people? Love your dress, love Disney....and that's one very happy niece!