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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, March 10, 2016

A pause in the sewing hints for an action shot

Over the next two days I will be posting some Talia pants reviews.

Very interesting pattern and the beginning of a major shift for me from the narrow pants/ long top look to looser pants and shorter more fitted tops look (translate I don't have a lot to wear with these pants until I regroup).

In the meantime I thought you would appreciate some action shots of my workroom or what is referred to in some places as the sewing studio.

Well here is my sewing studio at the moment.

You know you are hard core when you keep sewing in the dark:

Drying rack for pre-treating fabric. Here the light I am sewing with is actually a solar powered lawn light my husband helpfully impaled into the picnic table.The expression on my face is is the same look I have had on my face every time I have sat in front of a sewing machine since I was eight years old.

Full view of the sewing studio in the twilight. Yes that is a rug on the patio and green lights around the edges.  Required  rv outside decor - we found this stuff in the hold of the rv when we bought it.

There is also a small black dog there in the right hand corner but you can't see her because she is small and well dark, in the dark.

Now back to hemming.


sewingkm said...

Love this! It just shows that we sewists will sew anywhere and be happy even showing an intense look on our faces. Karen

Colleen said...

Now THAT is dedication! So inspirational for me to get myself into my sewing studio and kick butt.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! You are an inspiration!

Elle said...

Re the rug and lights: well--dogs aren't the only ones to mark their territory. And sewing outside in balmy twilight sounds like paradise to me. Not so sure about the dark....

Scenic Route said...

So great--I think you have nailed Nomad Chic! Sign me up :-)