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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, July 6, 2011

A give away and an update

I finished the seersucker Vogue number last night, man is that a fast sew, and will be posting pictures tonight when the photographer and I get home from work. I really like it, although it is a little short and yes it definitely needs a FBA - which it doesn't have. More on that later.

I tried the belt and it didn't do a lot for me, as expected, except to accentuate the fact that there is no waist there. As a result, in a rare moment of self-perception, I have decided to give away these waisted numbers, both to the same address please. In my mind I can't just throw a pattern out, that would be a waste of money, but if I spend money instead to send them to another sewer, well that's OK. Here are what I am putting in the mail, which is no longer on strike and going again in this country:

Just email me your address through the link on this page and we are in business.

I am just going to sew things I know will suit me, my sewing time is getting precious.

On other news I had some appointments yesterday and it turns out that some disc thing has slipped out in my jaw and the doctor told me to eat soft food and not talk if I didn't need to. He wondered if I had stretched out my ligaments by talking so much. Well as someone who is lecturing six hours straight until December and as one of four girls, this is unlikely to happen. At least blogging is quiet.

Now off to work.


Jane M said...

Here's hoping you heal your jaw soon. Ice cream is a soft food, right? Ah yes, the vanishing waist dilemma. I too have fallen to the lure of lovely shirt dresses and peplum jackets but to quote gertrude Stein, "there is no there there."

gwensews said...

Oh, poor jaw! No talking? Ouch. Bodies do change, but alas-our minds don't always follow!

nikarphar said...

Can I please have the second pattern if possible nikarpharatgmail.com
Thank You

sdBev said...

"I am just going to sew things I know will suit me, my sewing time is getting precious..."
I so wish I had adopted this attitude years ago.

Joyce in NC said...

I'd like either pattern that is available. Thanks!

Ruthie said...

I'd proably not sew either of them even if you sent them to me, but I love the fact that you are giving them away. Affirms what I knew that you are a VERY NICE LADY!
I do have a waist - but only at the back. Not sure why this is.