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I am a mother, a 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 book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge was published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

T shirt mark one

Deeply involved in my own little world of things that make sense probably only to me I decided to expand my men's sewing repetoire to include T-shirts. (To see how menswear is really done check out Mainely dad.)

Since my birthday boy left to work setting up a wind farm in Texas, Friday I decided I needed to make him a shirt in this knit . It is supposed to represent something to do with the electricity of the NYC subway and I wanted to say, this is the next thing you have to take off the grid.

Art Gallery knits are first class and really cool fabric patterns.

 Nothing really exciting about this project except that I used a Jalie in a larger size than recommended and cut down the neckline, and that I wasn't happy with my cover hem tunnelling so cut off about 1 inch and then sewed the hem on my regular machine with a zig zag (time was running out).

My son liked it except he would have liked this shirt an inch longer.

Wouldn't we all.

At any rate I am going to scope out more of these knits for myself. You can try or my personal favourite source because of the breathtakingly good service Hawthorne Threads.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Yes folks we have a winner

I absolutely promise this is my last compression sock post.

Until the next time.

Finally found something that looks normal.

Seduction by Mediven in the colour Powder.

Sent to me by a rep in Quebec, but if you click the link above you will be able to see a link to a Canadian hospital that carries them. I have tried the Sheer and Soft by this company  from the U. S. and they are not the same.

But I am on tracking it down in North America although I will be able to get mine from Montreal.

Here we go with my great old Running Girls compression knee high for visual interest on the other leg:

Actually not a bad cure for elephant knees
The things I do for science.