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Breaking News! Liz does facebook at last!

Yes, it’s all true. I’ll admit I’m a slow mover when it comes to new ideas and technology.  Here are just a few examples… We still own a VCR (with tapes), typewriter, walkman and Dymo machine. No mobile phone (although to be fair, we live in an area that doesn’t have coverage). I must have…

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Making a Spectacle of Oneself

They said it would happen one day, and now it finally has. Yep, reading glasses.  I’ve now reached That Age where I need glasses to sew and read. I can’t complain really; I’ve enjoyed superb eyesight my whole life.  In my 20’s I could actually read the size number on machine needles.  Since I turned…

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My Wedding Dress

It’s my wedding anniversary.  On the weekend I dug out my wedding dress and tried it on.  It still fits but only just. I made this dress.  The fabric is very beautiful; it’s silk with a metallic floral design.  I also made my sister’s dress from a Vogue pattern.         Anniversary Cheers!…

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The Craft of Clothes Turns One!

This month is my blog’s first birthday.  Many thanks if you read regularly or you’ve subscribed.  I hope you’ve found it to be interesting.  Over the past year I’ve blogged weekly (usually on a Monday), and enjoy thinking of things to write about during the week.  It’s a bit like having a personal magazine. By…

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Last post for 2016

Hi All!  The school holidays start today and this blog will be on holidays too until January.  Thank you for reading my blog and keeping me encouraged! Why not subscribe and get a notification of each new post, including the first one for 2017.  I post weekly on Mondays (but sometimes Sundays, or occasionally Tuesdays).…

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I went to visit a farm one day

Yesterday my family visited the shearing shed of some friends.  Sheep shearing was in full swing with three shearers, two roustabouts and two wool classers.  Everyone was working very hard but there was a friendly ambience. Sheep shearing is extremely hard work, and is said to be the same as running two marathons -one in…

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Welcome

Hello and welcome to my first ever blog post.  I hope to share, inform and entertain on all things dressmaker-y, knitting and fashion. About me:  I trained as a clothing patternmaker and worked in the fashion industry for twenty years, mainly ladies wear.  I was so fortunate to work at many interesting places with talented,…

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