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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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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quick follow-up on last post

Shams see how famous your style is? I knew as soon as I posted those photos last night from Ottobre that you would know how to make those coats work. Unfortunately I don't have the issue, have to renew to get it, and don't think I will be doing that.

Too bad because the older Ottobres, still available from the website, are great collections of wearable classics. And yes frumpy is the word for some of the latest styles.

Off now to continue my exciting hand-basting of the interfacing to the pleather on that Vogue jacket - this is a fairly involved project. Running a bit behind schedule as I just got in from this movie:

Since we went to The Help a few weeks ago together my husband has rediscovered the Big Screen and decided this afternoon we should go to see this as soon as he got home from work.

What have I started?

The clothes weren't much in this movie, I can tell you that. Sewing inspiration, you will be surprised the hear, was limited.

Now off to baste.


Jodie said...

oy! I had to see "cowboys vs aliens" in exchange for "The Help". Not much sewing inspiration there, either....and good took a looong time to triumph over evil.
Happy basting!

shams said...

I'm determined to get a copy! I kept thinking about those coats today, in between tech writing. :)

Awww, it's nice that you are nice to that nice hubbie of yours.

Texan said...

We have not gone to a movie in mmmmm 27-28 yrs! We went to a couple movies wayyyy back when we were dating and that was the last time we went.