Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Judgement Reserved.

Sorry, still no sewing, but it will start tomorrow!
I finally finished my court case yesterday with a trial. These sort of things normally get settled way before a trial date but my opponent isn't like this. All the while I have been studying the last three years, I have been in three levels of court. I have learned as much from this as I have from university. If you had said to me 4 years ago that I would have a degree and run 3 separate court cases in the next 4 years well, I would have laughed in your face! As well as doing this I realised today I have painted the whole inside of my house in the holidays so no wonder today I feel incredibly fatigued!Anyway judgement has been reserved and that means the Judge has heard our case, will go and read all the material thoroughly and make her decision. It can't be bad for me but could get really good, which is what I am hoping of course. Either way I gave it a go and did my best. 

However, with these monkeys off my back, I also feel freeeeeeee!
Spring is definitely in the air with temps getting to 30 degrees by the end of the week and lycra will be getting sewn.

What I am excited about is that in the last 4 years I have bought a treadle Singer, an old electric Singer and a coverstitch machine that I have not used yet.... I didn't want to even try as I'd get distracted (shiny things, shiny things) and play with things I had no time to play with. So there is plenty of learning going to happen here soon. I want to make some things for NZ for the end of September because even though it may be hot here, it won't be in Auckland so at least I will be able to use some of those sweater knits I got. I also hope to get some polar fleece wind resistant stuff to make a jacket for my son. Anyone know where to get some in Brisbane or where is the best place online that shipping is cheap? 

The other thing I'd like to try and organise is a sewist meet up in Brisbane. Anyone want to help or contribute ideas, let me know either via the comments of on sofiem@internode.on.net. I'm sure there are bloggers I don't know of in Brisbane so let me know if you know some. Any ideas where to go or when?

So finally I want to say "you'll never, never know, if you don't have a go." That applies to many areas of life, including sewing.


  1. I hope it goes well for you.

    I can't help re wind resistant polar fleece in Brisbane - I've looked in the regular suspect shops with no wins - I buy mine from the USA and shipping was not cheap last time I did it, but maybe for a boy sized garment it might work out to chop up a grown up sized one from one of the outdoor shops - I am thinking winter sales for bargains at Kathmandu, Mountain Designs etc (and they might even have a boy sized one....)I have done this adult size to kid size remodelling before for my children - it is so hard to find the good fabric for outdoor things!
    (I would be interested in a Brisbane meet up, but I am a few hours away from Brisbane and don't know it very well - with that in mind maybe the Brisbane Arcade?pretty, central and even has an amazingly expensive fabric shop... of course there is always The Fabric Store and nearby coffee shops..), both reasonably accessible via public transport.

    1. Thanks, yes I found some of the new neo shell from polartec, seconds, for $19 yard so I thought 3 yards make one for me and him but the shipping was nearly $60 too. This site said that shipping for international doesn't quote correctly and to email, which I have done but no response. Really tho, I'd get two garments worth $300 each out of it so it is probably worth it in the end.
      I didn't think of the Brisbane Arcade... there is the nice cafe up top. I think near the Fabric Store would be better but if it's a Saturday or Sunday it is so busy there. I'll have to think about it some more. Hope you can come tho. (whenever it can be)

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    1. Great. I've had another response by email too. I will put some comments on some other people's blogs to let them know and get some numbers up.


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