Saturday, December 31, 2011

a good relation

Hello, dear my readers!
jersey cardigan jacket
You might already know that I have a teen-age daughter. She is a kind of girl who would admit PJs sewn by her mother are the best in the world, but that's all of what she would say. She is not interested in my sewing in any ways. Some days ago, I casually spoke to her "See, now another one is done, Darling", showing a dress form which was wearing my latest beige cardigan jacket. Though I didn't expect her specific reply for my call, that day she smiled at me slowly, and said "Mama, you seem quite happy with your sewing these days, and I see quite a perfection in it. I think the jacket is gorgeous too. You're doing so good. I'm very happy for you."

Of course she was not telling that her mother's sewing skill was improving. She mentioned that I was in a good balance of something... avocational. Because I sew what I really love and as much as I love, without feeling intimidated, I'm generally staying cool in my spare time. And she is happy with me like that. My sewing is something that rest of my family wouldn't be involved in almost at all, but I felt it was great for them too if my hobby could make my family happy in an indirect way.

I'll be sitting in front of my sewing machine with a happy soul in 2012 too. Sew with me!

Happy New Year!

yoshimixoxo



glove holder
body briefer
long jersey skirt
warm pullover with flared hem

and
PJ for daughter

22 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you as well :)
    I usually don´t leave any comments here but I always love to see your selfmade clothes and read your texts. Happy Sewing!

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  2. よしみさん、いつも素敵なお洋服を見せてくださってありがとうございます。私はまだ子供が小さくてミシンまで手は届かない。。。でも、いつか私も楽しく洋服を作れるようになれる気持ちにさせられて何だか嬉しいです。良いお年を〜

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  3. What a very VERY sweet comment!  You have achieved perfection and have made some very impressive clothing!  A very happy 2012 to you!

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  4. that is a BEAUTIFUL way to start the new year!

    much love to you, yoshimi, i'm always so happy to see you pop up with a post, and i hope you're cool-ly sewing right this minute:)
    love, ooona

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  5. I love the colors you use, all your makes look so comfortable! Great job as always

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  6. Yoshimi, the cardigan is chic!  The idea of jersey brings to mind the comfort and style of Coco Chanel.  
    Your daughter's comments are very insightful!

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  7. Yoshimi: Your sewing has alway been entirely perfect - great style, beautiful construction, excellent fit. And I cannot believe you have a teenaged daughter. From your photos, I thought you were in your early 20s!

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  8. I love seeing the garments you have sewn.They have a unique and pleasing  style.  I would never have quessed you had a teenage daughter.   

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  9. What a sweet daughter :)  Happy New Year!

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  10. Such a lovely thing for her to say!  You have indeed reached a level of perfection in your sewing, and it is nice that you are "cool" in the sewing room...
    My very best wishes for a very happy and fulfilling year of sewing in 2012, Yoshimi!

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  11. Happy New Year, Yoshimi!!!

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  12. Happy New Year!  It's lovely to hear that your family knows how happy sewing makes you.  Sewing really is good for the soul.  All the very best for 2012.

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  13. Love your blog and love your style, thanks for sharing.

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  14. Happy New Year!  I'll still be sewing with you in 2012, and I'll be looking forward to seeing all the lovely things you create.  I love your style.

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  15. Happy New Year to you and your family, Yoshimi.  I am quite sure your daughter will continue appreciate your sewing as she grows up.  

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  16. caroline_s_jacksonJanuary 2, 2012 at 4:03 PM

    I love your jersey cardigan jacket - did you draft it yourself or use a pattern? It's great!

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  17. Hi Caroline, thank you for your comment. The pattern I used for the jacket is "Pris" cardigan pattern from Tamanegi-kobo http://tamanegikobo.ocnk.net/product/53. I modified the collar and placket to make it more jacket-y, too.

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  18. Love that cardigan!  The band/collar is so cool, and I love the two little buttons for closure at the bottom.

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  19. I am getting back into sewing too. I am pretty much the only one that does in my family. My 7 year old daughter wants to learn and I am so excited to teach her!

    Come visit my blog : www.sweetsurrenderart.comwww.sweetsurrenderart.comSee you there!

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  20. That's what I want:  "a happy soul in 2012"  Thanks for saying that!

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  21. You are such an inspiration!

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  22. Happy new year! What a wonderful post. I look forward to a new year filled with lots of sewing from you. :)

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