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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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Friday, February 12, 2016

Yes the jeans are being cut out as you read this

Evidence of eccentricity, lots of that going around here:

In a Renfrew top pivoted out to an A line and lengthened into a tunic. Barb pants in stretch yellow denim and the hat I promised the kids I would never wear in public. Note the tuna cans to keep the fabric from blowing away in the wind.


Jan Conwell said...

You are fabulous, dahlink.

Sox said...

I think it's a lovely ensemble. And what do they think is wrong with the hat? I think it's great! Or is it a generational thing (your clothes are freaky and mine are cool?).

theresa said...

If those are the Bootstrap Jeans I am eagerly waiting for your review.

Theresa in Tucson

LinB said...

I have never been prouder of you than I am at this moment, lol.

Elle said...

And a rug under the picnic table?!

SilverMom said...

Too, too funny about the tuna cans! I have been using the same six tuna cans as pattern weights for the last two decades (or more?). I used to joke that it was a two-fer: pattern weights PLUS food for when the apocalypse arrives...but given how old the cans are now (and one has the dreaded bulging top), I'd open them only after finishing all the cat food in the house first.

And I love your hat! (It must say something about my fashion habits that DS has given up "counseling" me on my choices.)

SuzieB said...

Hope the photo of you sewing outside is from today - the first pleasant, spring-like day for awhile! Fabric weights - you go girl! I've been known to use eating utensils as pattern weights.

Marie Stitches said...

Love this. I was actually thinking of doing that very thing with my Renfrew. I love the fit but wondered what might be lost by extending it to tunic length. Have you blogged this and I missed it? =(