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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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Sunday, January 15, 2012

As promised, sort of

Consistent with a life time of over promising and under-delivering to myself as a sewer here is my status report on Vogue 1128.

Hem pinned up but not done, snaps and faux buttons still on the table and not on the coat, but otherwise finished.

I really like it in a costume character way. Due to operator precision this is hanging crooked on the hanger and so the welt pockets in real life are in fact more level, no small surprise to me.

I was totally taken back to see that I executed these two vertical welt pockets very well. The secret is the fabric of course. Choose something with the texture of a living room rug and no one, including yourself, will be able to see any mistakes. Put that one away for future reference.

I would have liked to have finished this today, but sometimes life, just like some of the people in it, doesn't seem to be listening.

Not to worry, a new week ahead.


Belinda said...

I love it! Will we see it on your bod?

Mary said...

I had a RTW coat similar to that for years and years. I finally re-fashioned it. I loved the brown herringbone, and the 30/Depression vibe. I cannot wait to see your beautiful coat all completed.

Anonymous said...

I like your fabric. I know what you mean about over promising. I have to force myself to make realistic plans for sewing.

Doobee said...

There is always tomorrow to finish things...looking forward to seeing this great coat on you...

KathyS said...

"Texture of a living room rug" what a great idea! Must file that away. It's a pity it never really gets cold enough here (Perth W.Aust.)to need a lovely cosy coat like that. I do love it though.