Friday, December 30, 2011

#blog12daysxmas Lucious find

I learned to sew from my mum.  We did do some home ec' classes in sewing, but my attendance of them was interrupted by Dad taking us on his sabbatical to another country.  When I returned, everyone was ahead of me and the teacher (a dragon) didn't want to spend the time on catching me up.  Frankly, I wasn't that interested in sewing a pillowcase while everyone else made pyjama pants anyway.

So - Mum taught me stuff.  The rest I learned from trial and era and some intense reading of patterns.

In my House of Dreams, I have a craft room where my sewing machine can stay put up and all my scrapbooking guff is available neatly in suitable storage.  I'd have a place to do felting and store my wool too.  Mind you, I have four 40L bins full of fabric, plus two 40L bins of wool so there would need to be room for this.  But this is my House of Dreams we're talking about, so the craft room is a bit like the Room of Necessity or a Tardis.

As I've got older I've found myself attracted to 50s style dresses more and more.  They suit my body shape and I like how I feel when I'm wearing them.  So I took the plunge and purchased one of Butterick's "retro' patterns and found some cotton poplin with a vintage pattern on it.  I'd really like to get it made up before I go back to work but if the weather clears up I'll be back on one end of a paint brush!


  1. I also learnt to sew out of school! I have dreams of my own craft room too

  2. Can't wait to see it made!

  3. Anonymous2:26 pm

    Good luck with the creating. Despite doing all manner of crafts I do not sew - much to most people's surprise. My mother sews, my grandmother was a tailor and my middle sister is a whizz. I inherited none of it. I can't even thread a sewing machine.

  4. PS "Anonymous" was me!