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Don’t worry isewstuff I know exactly what you mean – it is funny to reflect once you’ve been caught by a genuinely interesting forum like this one 🙂etc3 @etc3
Hi, my name is Peta. I live in Brisbane Australia with my husband and three gorgeous children, 8, 5 and 2 (although she likes me to say nearly 3). In a previous life I was an Early Childhood teacher now I am a jack of all trades at home. I started sewing again after a very long break about 8 months ago. I stumbled upon Oliver + S patterns while at my local fabric store and fell totally in love with them. I can not tell you how many comments my children get on their clothes when they are out and about. I love how the end results look so professional and all the lovely little details each design has. AND I love, love, love, the instructions. My grandmother, a fantastic seamstress taught me to sew when I was young and every time I sit at my machine I feel a connection to her. My daughter wears some of the clothes she made for me and with the timeless designs of Oliver + S I like to think that her children might wear some of things that I have made.
Hi Peta, if you would like to share your love of O+S, Liesl has placed a link in the forums to some printable cards that you may hand out to admirers .
I printed mine on photo paper , they look lovely, and I have given out so many!
Hi I’m Sharon. I live in Canberra, Australia with my partner and our 3 bundles of frenetic energy, 1 year old identical twin girls (with a penchant for table top dancing at present) and an almost 5 year old son. We’re lucky enough to both be able to work part-time and I’m even luckier to have a man who does ALL the vacuuming and dishwashing leaving me to my crafty pursuits in the evening!
Whilst my grandmother and mum taught me how to sew when I was young, it wasn’t until the birth of my son that I really became interested again after a break of nearly 15 years when I wanted to make some dolls for him. Boy’s clothes didn’t appeal though. Then I found out I was having not 1 but 2 girls. Fatigue put paid to any sewing whilst I was pregnant so it wasn’t until the girls were almost 6 months that, just like Justine, I went to a craft fair and met Jane from BeBe Bold and saw the lovely O + S samples made up in Japanese fabrics. I was smitten. I walked away with a bundle of fabric and 2 patterns. My collection has grown since then. My mum is also very impressed at the sewing skills I’ve learnt thorough O + S patterns.
But I also have a confession. I think I have crafting ADD. I start something full of enthusiasm then someone flashes something bright new and shiny at me and I’m off chasing a new project leaving others in various states of disrepair. Flickr is the main culprit here! So I’m trying to install some discipline – no new project until one is finished. Luckily I’ve just finished the last of my ice cream social tops from 3 months ago so I can look for something new.sayiamyou @maraya
Wow, Sharon, you can both work PT? Oh, what a lucky situation!!
Flickr is a bad influence on me also – you’re not alone!! If I spent as much time sewing as I did on Flickr, my to do list would be hald it’s size!!!! (Isn’t Jane lovely??? As for her beautiful sewing!!)
I went to school with a gorgeous girl named Jane MacDonald, is she a twin?melmax @melmax
Hi, I am Mel. I live in Canberra Australia also. I notice there are a few Aussies on here! I have been a long time lurker and thought it was about time I posted something on here. I have loved sewing since high school, but have only very recently discovered the O+S patterns. I just love every single one that I have done. The finishes on them are amazing. I have 2 boys (almost 3 and a 6 month old), and it is so hard to find nice boy patterns! I must admit that I have also been collecting girl patterns too,even though I don’t have a girl. Lucky nieces get the rewards of my girl fabric crushes!
Not sure re the twin question, Nicole – but I’m sure this Jane would be too old (sorry Jane!) to have gone to school with you
– & hi Mel!Anonymous @
ha ha ha – justmejay – I know EXACTLY what you mean!eblythebrown @eblythebrown
Hi! My name is Emily and I live in San Jose, Ca…not Australia! It seems there are a lot of Aussies sewing O+S patterns! I started sewing in high school…mainly making hats and clothes to sell at Grateful Dead concerts so that I could afford a ticket to the next nights show! Now I have a successful Cloth Diaper business (I just sold my 1,000th diaper), and sew for my two kids after they go to sleep at night(they are 3 and 7). Im a Heather Ross fan, a Mosaic Moon Yarn freak, and have just discovered Wool Needle felting as a fun past time too! My biggest event in a very long time is coming up in January when I get to go to a Heather Ross sewing weekend in Plam Springs.JohannaO @JohannaO
I’ve been posting on here for a while, but I still haven’t properly introduced myself. I’m Johanna, I live in Houston, TX. I have three munchkins, 5, 4, and 2. The oldest wears uniforms to school, so he doesn’t get many things, but he loves the P.J. pants that I make for him. My 4 year old daughter refused to wear any of the lovely shorts I bought her at the beginning of the summer, so with my clothing budget mostly used up, I began chopping her old t-shirts up and putting skirts on the bottom. After a couple of searches on the internet, I found the pop over pattern, quickly made 3 of those, and they looked so professionally done, that I was hooked. I’ve learned so much in a very short time, I now cringe when I see those t-shirt dresses! I sewed a bit growing up, helped with sewing costumes in high school, and then really didn’t touch my sewing machine until this summer.
We Aussie’s have such good taste , and we are terribly modest!eblythebrown @eblythebrown
Nicole, I was wondering where you lived….your seasons are backward from ours….
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