Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sew for Victory!

My overzealous setting on the camera's flash shows the pleat details quite nicely

I'm on sabbatical at the moment. For the first time in...what, 17 years?...I am not working full time. And loving it! So much mental space for sewing.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

What does your sewing atelier look like?

[This will be about sewing, I promise.]

I admit that I'm a typical uni-lingual Australian.  However thanks to the magic of books, YouTube, books, travel and more books I can count to ten in Japanese and have a few other location-specific-but-otherwise-relatively-useless-everyday language skills. My collection of travel and language guides can only be described as Lonely Planet Fangirl.

Not surprisingly I also have a growing collection of sewing books, of which one of my favourites is Couture Sewing Techniques by Claire Shaeffer. (Find it here at The Book Depository).