Our wonderful library has booked me in for my very first author talk on Tuesday 5th September.
As most of us do when planning an important occasion, I thought: I wonder what I’ll wear? Should I make something new or wear something I already have?
I’ve come up with these criteria:
- Bright colour to stand out.
- Must have made it myself since I’m promoting a dressmaking book – otherwise it would be like a chef inviting you around to dinner and serving takeaway.
- Got to look smart, professional, together, like I know what I’m talking about.
- Style needs to be a bit creative/interesting (so everyone thinks I’m creative/interesting).
At the moment I’m partway through making a couple of things which could fit the bill:
I cut up a second fabric from the time capsule to make a blouse. I had thought to use it for Vogue 2787 but it’s a bit thin, and then I saw it next to some green corduroy I had lying around. They went together very well and there was just enough corduroy for a pencil skirt.
If you’re in the Clare Valley area, I’d love you to come to my author talk. 5th September, 6.30pm. It’s a free event with wine and cheese to follow. Book by phoning the library on (08) 8842 3817. I’m selling copies of The Dressmaker’s Companion on the night for $60.