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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, August 17, 2017

Fall sewing and ponte inspiration

I am trying to reduce the winter footprint as much as I can in my life.

Going down south and working remotely for three months a year sure has been a help in that campaign.

The fact is though that fall and winter still happen and happen even to me.

So the thought of fall/winter sewing is crossing my mind a bit these days.

Ponte is a fabric for that season.

I am sure you think those thoughts too.

For those of you in a planning mode here are some inspiration ideas from Simply Bella boutique in San Francisco.

I might try to do something similar myself:


Leigh said...

I love the color and print combos on the jackets. I'm always attracted to those, but they look like crap on me. The no-button look is just not for me. They hang open in a way that, instead of looking elegant, implies they won't cover my stomach. I find that I fuss with them all day. I finally decided that I'd use a button version. So the idea is great, but for me needs a tweak to the implementation.

Anonymous said...

These look like San Francisco and Texas jackets! Not warm enough for real winter here, much less where you live!


Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

Oooooohhhhhh I like all three of the items you highlighted! Especially the top with the added color blocking details.