Couture Lunacy

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Knitting and Knitting and Knitting and a few minutes in the sewing room…..

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I got pretty far on the old test knit so I took some time and marked my cut out fabric and loaded the sewing machine with thread. I have a Bernina 440QE which I got because I quilted and then I found out I could super sew with this and now use it strictly for garment construction.

I spent a bit wrapping and sewing Hug Snug around the edge of the yoke. I have to do this in several places because this sari silk I’m using ravels, Horrid fabric. Pretty and hard to work with. It’s a sort of magenta with a woven in fleur de lis. Anyway I do like it and I have several fabrics that I will use for this pattern. It looks great with jeans.

A week or so ago I received an email from Quince and Co. http://www.quinceandco.com about their…

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Author: Jennifer

I came from a family who made things. My father was a carpenter with a passion for making furniture. My mother sewed, crocheted, cooked and made a home on a shoestring. My grandmothers both quilted. As a teenager, I found batik through a wonderful art teacher who allowed me the freedom to batik yards of fabric. I then cut them up into a pattern and wore the item I made. I was ecstatic. I painted in my teens and twenties and my parents gracefully supplied me with oil paints and turpentine. When I needed an easel, my father took me to the shop where he worked and made me one. When he found unused and unwanted canvas, he brought it home and stretched it for me with wood from his shop at home. I was indulged at every step of the way. I wasn't ever told that I could not do something or that I should not do something. I was given freedom to chose my path in life. A blessed life I have lived, for sure.

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