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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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Monday, August 15, 2011

The small print

Thanks Audrey for pointing out what was written in the small print on the back of that envelope - jacket wool crepe, pants gabardine. Didn't read line two and got all excited over nothing, not to mention the extra fabric I picked up today - it will get used so nothing really serious there.

I have students who do exactly this all the time, don't read the obvious " Hey professor what day is next Monday's assignment due?" but I am not 18 and my first semester away from home.

I've really got to clear the decks of life around here and get going on this project and calm down.

And Audrey you really were very gracious, thanks.

1 comment:

Audrey said...

I didn't have the pattern in front of me when I wrote that comment, I was just remembering what stuck in my mind about my own pattern stash situation when I read it. I have made pants out of wool crepe and I love them to death, though they were a wider leg style. Only problem was bagging at the knees and butt despite being lined. I sit a lot at work, but if you have a standing, moving around, type job, wool crepe would probably look and feel really lovely.