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SarahLizSewStyle Update

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                           Image taken from the Australian Academy of Image Facebook Page I t's a very long time since I have written a blog post.  Life has been very full but not full of the activities that I enjoy! In other words, sewing and allied activities have taken a back seat while life rather took over. I don't want to go into details particularly.  Of course, we all had Covid to deal wtih.  My husband and I are also self employed, so had stresses associated with that.  I got quite upset when people were enjoying Covid lockdowns so they could sew a lot!  Jealous, almost... And now we have a troubled world, with a war in Europe that shows no signs of ending.  The geopolitical stage is changing, along with the economic world, Much as I predicted it would 20 years ago. As for my  husband, he had a bout of this and that over the last couple of years.  I also have had a few health problems.  My husband has a number of medical issues he manages well, but he is quite demorali

Rebecca Page Brand Ambassador.

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  Happy New Year to all my followers. Finally back to blogging after two very strange years the world over. I am pleased to announce that I am now a Brand Ambassador for Rebecca Page Patterns.   Over the next year I will be posting garments or anything else that I have made from Rebecca Page Patterns. Rebecca Page Patterns can be found at : https://rebecca-page.com.   Patterns are available for Women, Men, Children.  Lingerie, Bags, Hats, Gifts, and all sorts of other patterns   can also be found.  Rebecca Page Patterns has just introduced a new Curvy size range. Patterns are available in PDF format. My first make for Rebecca Page Patterns was for Women's Jersey Pyjamas.  The pattern is also available for children and men, or in a family bundle. Until next time, Sarah Liz x

Just a Blog Post - Thank you for your Replies - What's Coming Up on SarahLizSewStyle

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 Hello to all my Sewing Friends in Sewing Blog Land, I promise I will get back to pictures and sewing content next week.  I am sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comments.  Life has been busy here (what's new) and some exciting things to share with you are in the pipeline. First though, I am really glad there is an audience for sewing blogs still.  I myself prefer more detail and often look up a pattern on a blog to see more detail, if I find a post on Instagram.  It seems a lot of you prefer more details as well. Going through your comments, a few themes emerge: With pandemic or age related life style changes many of you do not know what to sew or have stopped sewing. Instagram does not allow much in the way of sewing detail so some of you read blogs because you like more detail and information - in other words actual sewing content, along with time to read them because you can find them over time. Pattern reviews, along with  information about the pattern, fabric use,

Just a Blog Post

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Hello Sewing Blog readers, Life caught up with me in quite a way over the last few years and had no time for blogging. In the meantime, the world has changed enormously, both in everyday reality and in the virtual reality of social media.  Many sewers now post on Instagram. I enjoy Instagram, very much in moderation.  Too much, and I soon overload and switch it off for a while. Perhaps because of more "instant" types of social media, sewing bloggers seem to have discontinued blogging and swapped platforms. In the meantime, I am left wondering if anyone reads sewing blogs any longer. If you do, perhaps you could leave me a comment and tell me what you like in a sewing blog or what sort of posts in a sewing, style and fashion blog (and perhaps allied crafts)  you want to read. That's it for now, over to you for your comments, Take care Sarah Liz

Underneath it All...

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This is so far a funny year.  I am still recovering from my rheumatoid flare - or rather, I think I have recovered, do a few things and then relapse!  Still, I am managing to keep domestic order and am doing practice work but then run out of steam for my own paperwork and for sewing. I also had a run in with a bout of depression and anxiety, but I suspect that was related to the flare.  That certainly interferes with the concentration and cognitive elements of sewing. To say nothing of motivation. I have managed to make a few things, which will be blogged over time.  My blog is now very behind my sewing. So I have decided not to worry about what is not blogged, and just concentrate on blogging things that are happening now. I have taken pictures of all the garments I want to back blog - and they are not very good.  I tried a variety of positions in the house, different lights, outside photos and so on.  None are brilliant.  But I have learnt a few things! So I am splitti

A Reflection on the State of my Neglected Blog

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Hello everyone, I have not been blogging for a number of reasons...work, domestic, a rheumatoid flare, tiredness, other demands, no time. And no creativity.  I have not felt like blogging.  I think this is because my blog has become very prosaic and mechanical. A sort of I made this from this pattern, a few pictures (poorly lit and not very good) and rather humdrum script. Sort of average at best. The trouble is, that does not really reflect me, the sewer - or for that matter, the person, at all.  While I am quite average in my everyday life, I do have other talents too.  Or did, before they got buried under the reality of everyday life. (Although... I have to admit my life has also become rather humdrum, prosaic and mechanical - so perhaps my blog is reflecting my life, if not the life of the person living my life).  (And for those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you know that last year was quite a topsy turvy one...it's taken most of the year t

Introducing: The Caitlin Cami by Daydream Patterns.

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Once again it seems I have been missing for quite some time from my blog.  But this time there is another reason behind the usual busy life reasons. I have been busy behind the scenes with pattern testing a pattern that was  released yesterday. The Caitlin Cami and Slip by Daydream patterns.    I could not resist this opportunity, because over the last twelve months I had delved into the world of lingerie making - and I love it! https:daydreampatterns.com This pattern is for a classic bias cut slip and cami style for using with woven fabrics. Unbelievably, this sort of lingerie pattern is quite hard to find either in the Big 4 or in the Independant pattern ranges. Daydream patterns are designed by patternmaker Jo England, and is based in Australia - well, really on the internet at  https:daydreampatterns.com . The pattern testers worked in a small closed group on Facebook and we tested two versions - the first draft of the pattern, and then the second draft, which was