Well folks today I was in at C&T, who are publishing my book, and was part of a Facebook live session on reducing bulk in sewing.
Here's the link.
It is aimed a new sewers and I hope it was useful to those who tuned in.
Those with shape eyes will notice the first thing I did. I am in my bare feet, very professional. Being tall I took my shoes off so it was easier for the person holding the phone - I am helpful that way.
And am I the only one who sews with her shoes off?
When I left the office my phone rang and it was my youngest son. He started off the conversation like this,
"Mom I have sort of bad news and I don't want you get upset."
Well any mother I knows heart stops right then.
"Remember that wind energy conference I went to? "
"Well I wore that electrical circuit shirt you made me and the client went nuts."
"Give me that order and I will give you the shirt off my back I said."
"Well mom the p.o. just came in."
"Is it hard for you to make another shirt? I loved that shirt."
Just let me kick off these shoes.
- 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