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floatingworld
sydney / tokyo / london
Interests: sewing, design, fashion, textiles, knitting, printing, sustainable living, travel, photography,
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Hi Kirsty, Thanks! I think you're right, it would be tricky to adjust for a smaller person - if you lopped much more off the bottom the pockets would be too low, and it would be fiddly to raise the waist seam. It's a shame, because it's a really nice one to wear. Suzy x
Toggle Commented 5 hours ago on chambray pia at floating world
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I loved the Tessuti Pia pattern when I first saw it - the pockets, the shape of the shoulders and the curved waist seam. I made this version up for myself at the end of March, with some chambray-looking shot... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at floating world
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That is, of course, Elsa singing - but it's also me letting go of my pre-girl-child ideas about never having polyester princess dress ups in the house. The Frozen bug has bitten hard here. We saw the film a couple... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at floating world
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There were big skies and kangaroos and mountains. And knitting, hot cross buns and Easter nests. And bonfires and marshmallows, and an Easter egg hunt. These things are starting to feel like traditions. (An aside: the bunny dress still fits,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at floating world
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Thanks, Nicole!
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Thanks, Rachael! Suzy.
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Thank you! Yes, I really enjoyed the Cheryl Strayed book. Thanks for letting me know about the podcast, I haven't read any interviews with her so I'll track it down. Apparently there's a film adaptation in the works too, but I'm not sure it would really translate to film... I reckon it could easily become very sentimental, which the book wasn't at all. Suzy x
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Thanks! I love the Hosh pants with the September tunic, they go so well together. I'll definitely be making both patterns again :)
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We're heading in to autumn weather here, which means time to pack away the sundresses and layer up a little bit more. I was starting to plan some warmer clothes to make for M when I was invited to try... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at floating world
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I am in the grip of an obsession with the Ottolenghi cookbook, Jerusalem. This is the 3rd time I have borrowed it from library, so I think it's perhaps time to buy my own copy. I was vaguely aware of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at floating world
So, you think the 1/4" foot is worth getting? I haven't really done any precision quilting, so haven't needed one til now, but I think this pattern gets tricky unless you're careful with cutting and seam allowances. I haven't moved to my own domain - I've had www.floatingworldviews.com for years (literally - ten!) and have it pointed at my typepad blog, but the registrar I was using had the most impossible to navigate web interface, so I've swapped to another one. I am thinking about swapping over to wordpress or similar though. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on quilt planning at floating world
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Poached egg on a bagel is a great lunch idea, I must remember that one. Or even on regular toast. Suzy.
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2014 on thinking about lunch at floating world
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I have a bag of Liberty scraps that I have been slowly adding to over the years. There are bits left from a top I made when we lived in Tokyo. Pieces from the nighties I made to take to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at floating world
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(Disclaimer: I realise this post is the complete opposite of the advise given in guide to blogging No-one Cares What You Had for Lunch - not that I've read it). I spend most of my weekdays either looking after the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2014 at floating world
Ha - I should have also written that I was pleased to draw you since I read your blog, and it's nice to make something for someone you follow already :) Isn't Iggy Peck great? Rosie Revere Engineer looks lovely too, it's on my (never ending) wishlist of childrens books. I enjoyed the Marriage Plot too, I'm about to start on The Luminaries now - have you read that one? Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2014 on valentine exchange at floating world
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Thanks for the comment, it's so tricky to fit everything in, isn't it? I realised at the end of 2012 that I'd hardly read any novels that year, and so last year made more effort to make time for reading and really enjoyed it. Nothing like a good book! Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Oooh, thanks for suggesting Ghosts of Berlin - that sounds great- I'll track it down. And City of Your Final Destination sounds excellent too - being good enough to distract from labour is a pretty compelling recommendation. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Thank you! She's been getting lots of wear out of the dress, which is always nice.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on hexagon hanami at floating world
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It's funny, isn't it, how much we depend on our sewing machines? And the whole time it's been off at the shop I've been thinking about things I want to sew. I think I'll have to get some things cut out and ready to go for as soon as it's back!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Oooh, thanks for suggesting Ghosts of Berlin - that sounds great- I'll track it down. And City of Your Final Destination sounds excellent too - being good enough to distract from labour is a pretty compelling recommendation. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Thanks for the comment, it's so tricky to fit everything in, isn't it? I realised at the end of 2012 that I'd hardly read any novels that year, and so last year made more effort to make time for reading and really enjoyed it. Nothing like a good book! Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Hi Siri, Thanks for the comment! Those movies sound great, I'll track them down... I saw Good Bye Lenin years ago and really enjoyed it, so it would be good to watch it again, and the other two look excellent too. All the best, Suzy.
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Let me know what you think if you end up reading it! I thought it was great. And don't be put off by how long the book looks - the way it's formatted means it shorter than it looks. Suzy x
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2014 on reading time at floating world
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Years ago, in the early days of craft blogs, people used to do swaps. Do you remember that? I hadn't done one for ages, but then I read about a Secret Valentine Exchange organised by Sanae and Ute, and it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at floating world