Passing a kidney stone: the Attenborough version; sewing patterns and their history; resting comfortably; and a linen shirt.
The fruits of my knitting substance diet below. From left, Auto Pilot in Fiberspates Vivacious, colourway Peach Bellini; Tintern Abbey socks worked in random sale yarn Rico Designs Superba Premium (wtf?); Funky Grandpa socks from Zauberball Crazy Piano Bar and Regia 4 ply.
Discontinued colours should be against the law. At left, lower ribbing with the purl stitches worked in the original, now discontinued colour; at right, purl stitches, still on the needles, in the substituted slightly darker colour.
- Pattern Making and Dress Fitting, by Dorothy Moore (I purchased my copy on eBay)
- The Fitting Book, by Gina Renee Dunham, published in June of this year.
- A History of the paper pattern industry: the home dressmaking pattern revolution
If I ever meet Geoffery Rushin person, you can be sure I’ll ask him how long it took him to learn to draft a suit jacket for the title scene in The Tailor of Panama.
Jenny Odell makes some salient points in her essay, “How to do nothing.”
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