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Sep 24, 2007, 12:08:13 PM9/24/07
to Sew Whats New Week in Review
Sew Whats New Week in Review
Editor: Mary Wilkins
Creating With Needle & Thread

Hello everyone and welcome to my new members. It is a cool, crisp day
here in Halifax. Very sunny but jacket weather to be sure. I love the
fall season, it's my favorite time of the year. It's so much fun
watching the birds gather at the feeders and the leaves turn colours.

I have found a couple of sites that I haven't visited before. One is

Another is This site is one
of Londa's, her specialty is embellishing pullovers and sweatshirts.

Not a new site but they have had a complete makeover, the quilters
will enjoy in British Columbia. Their new look is just
what they needed.

I found another site with an interesting mention about collars. This
lady specializes in men's shirts. She curved the shape of the collar
on the outer edge. It widens such a tiny bit at the front but with
this change the collar sits perfectly on the shoulder and doesn't flip
or spread. Take a peek.

Loads of new patterns out, it's not too early to think about
Vogue has the new Marfy patterns for fall with some really beautiful
designs. Their strong suit is in the details, they are worth having a
look at.
Also from Vogue, Claire Shaeffer has a new jacket pattern with no
lining and no buttons. It is a wrap jacket. Something quite different
for Claire. She has an ingenious method of keeping both fronts
straight and even which can be a challenge with any wrap garment. I
may have to try this jacket, Claire's instructions are always clear
and concise. Vogue 8428

This book is fiction but sounds quite intriguing to me. Written by
Gioia Deliberto it takes place in the designer backroom of Coco
Chanel. A seamstress takes a lowly position and finds herself in the
glamorous but ruthless world of fashion and design. It's available at
Chapers or Amazon.

I have the latest copy of Ottobre for Women to give away. I randomly
chose an email address.
Would the person with the email beginning with please contact me privately at I need your real name and address to send out your

I finally finished my skirt and top made from the swirly knit from
Timmel Fabrics. It turned out fine and I'm glad to have it done. I
don't like to have projects hang around forever, the cut fabric seems
to irk me every time I look at it on the table.

Now I have to design some sort of lingerie for our local sewing guild.
I am not a designer by any stretch of the imagination so this will be
interesting. The fabric is bright red. Oh my!

This past week, I actually took some time and cleaned up some of my
sewing room. It really needed it. One of the chores I promised myself
I would do now that I have more time. It's nice to come into my room
now and see things lined up neatly. I feel more like sewing to be
sure. I have so many things I want to sew up, but that's the fun of
it, thinking and planning what we are going to do. Until next week,
stay well, have some fun and happy stitching to you all.

P.S. You can contact me anytime,

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