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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, November 13, 2012

Book of Mormon jacket

Last night my son called to say he had tickets for us to go to The Book of Mormon, the musical, the first night I am in NYC.

As a result I decided when I came home from work today that I needed a packable jacket to go with a knit skirt to wear to that.

You see I have bought myself a tiny little suitcase on wheels, one of those overhead things, because I am not supposed to be lifting 100 pounds and because it is a good discipline for me to join the 21st century and not pack five pairs of shoes, snacks to eat in case you wake up in the middle of the night, library books, and a coat for every kind of possible weather plus two pairs of rainboots - one for wet city streets and knee length in case you have to climb out of a car and into a puddle - a fleece housecoat, plus slippers, and a giant hair dryer in case the room doesn't have one or the one they have is broken, every time I go somewhere overnight.

Also I am not going to be traveling with my loyal retainer this trip and all carrying and luggage pulling is going to be done by me.

Which of course meant I had to sew something else tonight.

It was of course another version of the jacket in a knit that I have already a Magic Skirt made up in and rolled up in a tiny black sausage to go with the other tiny black sausages of clothing in my tiny black bag.

I added some knit ruffle binding that I got in the big city last year and here is a close up. 

There of course should be a picture of me too, the full thing but there is something wrong with the camera right now and it is taking pictures that make my head look both large and old. But you know what I look like already and the main point is another jacket and the ruffle trim. I figure this was about a 3 hour job:

This might be the last of my blogging for a while at least, one more day at work then I leave early the next morning.

Don't worry I will bring back stories as well as fabric and notions in my purse.


velosewer said...

Nice ruffle work.
Hopefully your can fix the camera :)

Martha said...

Wait - you made that jacket in 3 hours? What pattern? Thanks. Always fun to read. Martha

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Can't wait to see you on Friday!

Margy said...

You crack me up! I always look forward to your posts...I, too, travel with rolled-up black sausages, which get harder to distinguish every year my eyesight gets older. Love the quick jacket; I'm looking forward to tales of your trip.

shams said...

Oooh, have fun in NYC and especially meeting up with Carolyn!!

Ladyslipper said...

Have a fabulous trip!

Anonymous said...

Have a great time. Loo forward to hearing about it.

Mary said...

The trick is to pack a fold-up bag in your tiny suitcase, fill it up in the Garment District with fabrics, notions, etc., check it (or tiny suitcase) on the way back home where, hopefully, your loyal retainer will be there to meet you and your extended luggage. Have fun.

BeckyMc said...

Funny. I saw the title of your post and I thought you were sewing a book cover....

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