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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, April 26, 2012

A highly illustrated day.

First the new Vogues. Some lovely formal dresses but unless this blog is awarded for an Academy Award in the original costumes by an independent, or in the slightly more likely event that I am appointed ambassador to France (reflecting only that option A was really unlikely) I am probably wouldn't get much wear out of them. Best I can hope for in formal functions in this century is mother of the bride and if that's in the immediate cards someone is not telling me something.


It was a startling collection for other reasons.

First of all it appears I continued to be stalked by the Channel jacket. Claire Shaeffer has caught up with me. This one had NO MORE EXCUSES written all over it.

Climbed right back into the bucket list:

Not sure I can get a motorcycle helmet to match. Believe mine has a purple monster on it. Gloves are not purple.

But there was, incredibly a dress that really is something I would wear at lot. Got real dress written all over it. 

I probably won't do this walk with it though, not in those shoes:

Thank you so much for the sewing extension table ideas. Got to find some of that Styrofoam. In the meantime this is what my husband has made as a prototype. Exactly what a person would need to make another Chanel jacket:

So busy.


Gabrielle said...

I love your blog - you always make me smile! Just wanted to say that when I was checking out the new Vogues and saw that jacket I thought of you...

Mary said...

Yep, that helmet is going to lure a lot of us onto the Chanel bandwagon :-) Do you have fabric selected for the jacket?

I scored a number of truly "me" patterns.

Rose said...

I go so excited when I saw the Channel jacket. Unfortunately, it is not on the Vogue website...maybe it's coming soon. I hope so. I like the dress, also.

BeccaA said...

I had to order the Chanel jacket as soon as the pattern popped up on the BMV website yesterday! I love your extension table--what a simple solution.

Meg @ Mood Fabrics said...

Me too, so making that Claire S jacket. It's perfection.

Martha said...

That new CS jacket is going to be her best yet!

Barbara said...

Meg, I might have to make a trip to Mood for supplies. I remember the boucles.