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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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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Just when you thought you had seen everything: zipper pocket tutorial

I see C&T has just put up a little video I made in San Francisco on a zipper pocket.

For all those sewers/sewists out there who could use some entertainment tonight, live, sort of, and as will soon be evident, completely unscripted:


Kathie said...

Delightful! I have two garments that need this pocket... right now! Thanks, Barbara.

Karen said...

Thank you! This is very helpful. The entire concept of "patternless" sewing helps me think of my sewing in more depth. I think this will help my creativity in addition to being very practical.
I am really enjoying your book. I find I am reading it slowly, in "small bites" so that I can think about what I've read for a while to learn the most from it.
A unrelated question: Is there a name for the type of neckline/collar treatment on the dress you are wearing in this video? I have been searching for a pattern or technique for making this type collar.
Thanks again.

Barbara said...

Karen it’s Jalie 2682. Here’s a post to how I used this top pattern in a dress https://sewingontheedge.blogspot.com/2018/05/combining-two-patterns.html?m=1

Karen said...

Wonderful! I see a new Jalie pattern in my future. I'm off to read the top-to-dress blogpost next. Thank you.