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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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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Knit suit

I think I have never seen a public figure who dresses so often in clothes I would wear myself like Michelle Obama. Her clothes have the five things I aspire to most in my own clothes:

1. She is stylish
2. She is ladylike/classy 
3. She is comfortable
4. 2 & 3 do not cancel #1
5. Her clothes are very sewable

She also doesn't wear suits, not at least the kind of work suits I used to have to wear.

I was very impressed with the suit she wore to Soweto this week and it made me think of something that I hadn't thought of in a long time - the knit suit. Add this to my list of patterns I would like to see.


Patty said...

I thought the same thing when I saw that neat color-blocked suit!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I know right! I feel exactly the same way and have modeled alot of my work wardrobe on the way she dresses. She is comfortably stylish and it's wonderful.