Not my usual sewing

I have just written a post on my blog on my website about the dress I have just sewn. You may have seen the results on Instagram. I deliberated about where to write it, here or there, and obviously decided on there. It’s the problem of having the two blogs.

I had thought that the other blog would be purely about my art work, and this about the odds and ends of life, as well as some of my art work. Sewing a dress is not in the art work category, but I put it there because, honestly, I want to give the Google bots something to investigate. They like activity on websites apparently.

Anyway, the link to it is here, because I don’t know whether that other blog comes up in people’s readers. I would hate you to miss out on my pearls of wisdom!

https://annelawsonart.com.au/2018/10/28/not-my-usual-sewing/

Just in case you don’t make it over there, I am offering the scraps of linen from the dress to whoever would like them. I am happy to send post them. Let me know if you want to add more to your stash!

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. cedar51 says:

    I slipped over to other blog post about the dress…but I think you have also reminded me why I didn’t want another blog…having to remember to make posts, maybe slightly different posts. I may of course get around to another blog solely about “art” …but not just now.

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    1. anne54 says:

      Having 2 blogs is a quandary that I am gradually sorting out. I certainly don’t want to give up all my friends here!

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  2. Emma Cownie says:

    Beautiful work, the hems are really neat!

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thanks Emma ~ it’s amazing how much difference ironing makes!

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  3. Ardys says:

    Nice effort, Anne. I love the way linen sews. The edges are so nice and crisp. Well done.

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    1. anne54 says:

      You are so right about sewing linen. It was a joy to sew, which I think made the finished dress look good too.

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  4. tialys says:

    Well done you! All common mistakes which we’ve all made in the past – and sometimes still do!!
    (I’ve made the same comment over on your other blog but not sure whether it registered or not).

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    1. anne54 says:

      Many thanks for your inspiration! I always enjoy reading about your sewing adventures….and all your other adventures too, of course.

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    2. anne54 says:

      Thanks for the heads up about the comment. I don’t think it has registered, so I will go check it out.

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      1. Hi Anne! I left a comment there, too, on your lovely dress, but it didn’t show up. I wonder if they are being held for moderation somewhere? Your dress if lovely.

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  5. even more beautiful on the lap top’s screen rather than my phone 😉 Thanks for including the link to your other blog. Are you able to set that to update platforms automatically, as one can WP? that way you could have it cross post without any effort on your part.

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    1. anne54 says:

      I love the big screen too, although I am always surprised at the quality of my phone. I’m not sure about the automatic updates. Something else to check out. Thanks for the advice.

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  6. katechiconi says:

    Me! Me! Sorry, had to get that bit of acquisitiveness out of the way before I could comment sensibly. Off to look at the blog now, Lovely finishing in that detail shot at the left, by the way!

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    1. anne54 says:

      Right, the scraps are coming your way ~ Yay! Off to a good home.
      Ironing as I go is another thing I learnt from this project. My Mum has asked me to make a dress for her now!

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      1. katechiconi says:

        Wonderful, thank you! And yes, ironing as you go is vital to see what you’ve got, to set the seam beautifully, and to ensure that things fit properly.

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  7. KerryCan says:

    Wow–I am impressed! I’m not one for sewing clothing and I can’t believe how well the dress turned out! And I love the photo of you wearing it, looking so proud.

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    1. anne54 says:

      I do look proud, don’t I? I had to ask my resident photographer (aka The Fella) to take the photo. Difficult for him to make sure my head wasn’t chopped off, and then he held his finger on the ‘button’ and I ended up with a screen shot of 77 photos!

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  8. You will get much enjoyment out of your new dress and radiate elegance in lovely pale linen wherever it takes you ☺

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  9. Linen is a gorgeous fabric but not easy to sew especially when it comes to setting in sleeves so you have done really well the dress looks good – enjoy wearing it.

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