Archive for April 2018

A New Look for The Book

A New Look for The Book seals on front cover

As of today, The Dressmaker’s Companion has a new look! The cover now displays the seals from the Benjamin Franklin Awards, with an addition to the back blurb as well.   There are a couple of changes inside the book too, which will make the book (hopefully) easier to read and use. The Dressmaker’s Companion…

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The Secret Science of Invisible Mending

A wedding at Easter caused me to dig out a little brown suit I hadn’t worn in eleven years.  I last wore it to my brother’s wedding in 2007. I was dismayed to discover, part way there in the car, a moth hole in the sleeve.  Aaaargh!  I tried not to let it distract me…

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A New Challenge for Me-Made-May

Me Made May 2018

“I, Liz Haywood of www.lizhaywood.com.au and @lizhaywood3754, sign up as a participant in Me-Made-May ’18. I endeavour to wear a me-made top and bottom or dress everyday for the month of May. I will try to wear me-made clothes I don’t wear very often. I will also begin a quest for a great trousers pattern,…

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The Dressmaker’s Companion wins gold and silver!

The Dressmaker's Companion wins Benjamin Franklin award

While our athletes have been winning gold and silver at the Commonwealth games on the Gold Coast, The Dressmaker’s Companion has been on the podium in Texas, USA, at the 30th Benjamin Franklin Book Awards. The Dressmaker’s Companion won a gold medal for Best Craft/Hobby/How-to book, and a silver medal for Best Cover (large format). …

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The Aquascutum Suit, Part 2 1/2

The Aquascutum Suit

You can probably tell from the title of this post that I’m not finished with this suit yet.  I’m still not satisfied with the sleeves, however I think I’m nearly there. (Read about how I acquired this suit here, and what I did last week here). An Instagram friend asked me if there was a…

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