It’s only 4 days until The Dressmaker’s Companion is unleashed on the world, and one week until the book launch at Clare Library.
I’ve been busy writing a speech and digging around in the shed for photos to make a power point presentation. I discovered that from a twenty year career, I have less than half a dozen photos of me at work. Surprising considering I spent so much time there, but I didn’t own a camera until I was 23 or 24, and when a person goes to work, it’s to work not take photos. Taking snaps of a fashion place tends to be looked on with suspicion, too. Nevertheless, I think I’ve got enough piccys to make a reasonable show.
Have been working on this blue dress to wear for the book launch, but I’m not entirely happy with it. It’s not the dress’s fault – it fits perfectly and is sewn neatly. It looks better on the hanger than on, and I think it’s the neckline. It’s not often I misjudge a garment but perhaps I was enticed by the interesting cut and the opportunity to use some lovely old fabric. Husband thinks it looks like a Chinese dress.
Good job there’s a backup plan; I’ll finish the green cord skirt and tie bow blouse. Why am I fixated with having to wear something new? It’s not like I’m lacking clothes!
If you’re planning to attend the launch on the 5th and haven’t phoned the library to book, the number is 8842 3817. Otherwise I’ll provide a full report next week!