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SOS Daily series

Every Monday to Friday, we’ll pep your sewjo up to keep you motivated while we’re all staying at home. This 10 minute podcast is a little something Sew Organised Style podcast is doing to stay connected with you.

Your new Daily series
Monday with Amy Tuite

Doing our bit to give you something fun from a sewing perspective.

Weekly format is Monday, Wednesday and Friday is with Amy and Maria
Tuesday is all things Sewcialist.
Thursday is Sew Over 50’s Sandy.

If you want to support us in the small way we’re supporting you, go to our Patreon page

There will be a few surprises and fun along the way.

If you’re a sewing retailer contact us so we can share your love with our listeners.

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Perfect again

Episode 8, Series 2: Perfect Again is where you go to find a light bra form that suits your personal needs after a mastectomy. These bra forms are just one option to consider when you’ve already endured the medical and personal trauma of breast cancer and want to look like yourself again. You won’t feel weighed down.

Listen to the passion Julie has in this podcast.
Take a look at Perfect Again for more details.

Julie Brand of Perfect Again was in the same situation in 2002, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a mastectomy and an unsuccessful reconstruction which lasted for seven months, she asked her plastic surgeon to remove the breast implant.

Perfect again isn’t just your average bra form. The passion for Julie’s business is reflected in the table banging she does as she speaks. Her business is a personal commitment to her unique customer base to help them begin to feel perfect again. Perfect Again’s Facebook has ongoing information about these breast forms.

“After it came out, I needed a breast form but the only products available at the time were ill fitting, uncomfortable and poorly designed,” Julie says.

As an artist who had ‘always made stuff’ Julie decided to design and make an external breast prosthesis for herself.

“There were none on the market that appealed to me. I intuitively knew that if I wasn’t happy with a weighted breast form, other women wouldn’t be happy either. So my partner Franco, an Italian ship-wright and a man who can make anything, decided we’d get into it and Perfect Again was born!” And now it’s 6 years since they began!

Perfect Again Breast Forms are:
– lightweight
– comfortable. You won’t feel you’re wearing them
– beautiful to wear in gorgeous lingerie
– perfect for watersports and being active again.

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Sewing community help

Episode 7, Series 2: As we’re all coping with staying home for various periods to slow down the spread of COVID-19 as recommended by the medical profession in your country, remember your online sewing friends can lend you a hand if you’re struggling during this time. Amy @makingmarilynemulatingelle, Gillian @sewcialists and Elizabeth @elizabethmadethis have a few tips to keep you feeling positive, and we’re sharing these ideas in this podcast.
This is a sewing community support podcast only.

#isewneedafriend by makingmarilynemulatingelle
Hey Aussie and International sewing peeps. Many people are going to be in quarantine in the next few weeks and months. Some of us will emotionally struggle with being on their own, especially if they are anxious or depressed. So, I’m trying to start #isewneedafriend. I’m going to have this hashtag on notifications. If you are anxious, depressed, or just have cabin fever, do a post with #isewneedafriend. Otherwise send me a message and I will happily chat with you about anything and everything if I am awake. Let’s get through this together sewing peeps!!!! 

#sewstayhome by Gillian of @sewcialists
Looks like a lot of us will be staying home a lot to slow the spread of COVID-19, and we here at @sewcialists are wondering how we can help during this stressful time! 🥰We know that a lot of Sewcialists are anxious and introverted, and that a lot of our community have health concerns that makes them more vulnerable. We are thinking of everyone out there who is facing financial struggles, a lack of child care, and everything else that may come our way! We would love to hear your ideas and suggestions below on how we could give everyone a nice safe spot in their day! 💡 💡 💡 whats a fun project we could start as a community? – Gillian #sewstayhome

Sewing ideas newsletter from Elizabeth of @Elizabethmadethis
1. Batch sew!:  Pick up your favorite pattern and make a few of them.  Here’s some tips to help streamline batch sewing.

2.  Sew with a friend virtually: I know we’re all being advised to stay home if we can, but dang it that’s isolating!  Check in on a sewing friend and have some good talking time while you sew together over a video chat.  It’ll help both of you, plus you’ll get some stuff done!

3.  Sew with your kids:  If you do have kids home now for an extended time, you can work on some simple projects together.  You can check out some of these easy sewing projects for some simple ideas that won’t take too long for them or be too complicated.  For something out of the box, you can embroider some of their art work on a favorite t-shirt.  

4.  Sew up your nicest fabric: in uncertain times, maybe reach for your nicest fabric and sew it up into something you’ve been dreaming of.  There’s no time like the present, eh?  I myself am going between eyeing some silk jersey and real leather…

5.  Sew for others: okay, don’t sew for others if you are sick.  But provided you’re healthy, sewing for others can take the edge off your stress.  It’s good for your heart!  Here’s 12 charities that’ll put your sewing skills to good use.

Above all, take care of yourself, keep washing your hands, and know that this too shall pass.  

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Maz Lifestyle

Series 2 episode 5: When you live in rural Australia and wouldn’t live anywhere else, you’ll hear how Maz of Maz lifestyle goes about her busy life, battling the elements and finding time to sew. On this podcast you’ll realise why we think Maz is the type of person you’ll want as your neighbour.

Maz is a mum of 4 and a grandmother however she gives her time and energy to her community in Carinda so you’ll hear about they celebrate David Bowie each year at the Carinda pub.

You’ll also hear how her family manage her regular photo taking for her Instagram account.

There are so many funny stories in this podcast but also many stories about how the local community comes together to help their neighbours in times of need.

Maz is a Cossie Confidence ambassador, showing women that you should have fun and embrace who you are now.

Maz and her daughter Lizzie also have an online store Lizzy and me designs selling their handmade clutches, bags and earrings. It’s their way of bringing their outback aesthetic to you. 

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Kenneth D King: Life lessons and sewing

Episode 18: In part 2 Kenneth gives us life lessons and tips about sewing.

A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

In this second episode with Kenneth D King we learn 3 more things about his talents. Well there really are more gems we learn about Kenneth in this episode and re-listening to both episodes is a must.

Kenneth also gives us some sewing tips he’s learnt the hard way. He’s a wonderful bloke and so his podcasts are wonderful. Go and listen to Kenneth’s All Grown Up Now podcast and have a good binge listen to them. Go to his website kennethdking.com or see him at Sew Expo at Friday Night Live on 28 February 2020. Our own Anne Whalley is sharing a booth with Kenneth and Ryliss Bod at Sew Expo

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!
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Kenneth D King: A man of many talents

Episode 17: Kenneth D King is a man of many talents. A many faceted gem – millinery, jewellery, sewing, couture, developed the KDK bag and more recently barbie doll couture. This is just part 1 of our chat with Kenneth D King.

Kenneth D King
A man of many talents: Kenneth D King part 2

Show note links: Kenneth D King websiteKenneth D King facebook pageInstagram accountKDK baghis library of pdf booksHunter Reynolds’ Memorial Dress and the Dress Restoration story

Kenneth D. King, is a Threads magazine contributing editor, is a sewing and couture expert and an adjunct instructor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in Manhattan. He also teaches at his studio in New York City and travels extensively in the United States, teaching fitting and couture sewing techniques. 

Cocoon coat

Kenneth produces one-of-a-kind, made-to-measure pieces for women and men, as well as limited-edition pieces for boutiques. His work is in the permanent collections of several museums, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum, as well as in many private collections. Kenneth was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals Lifetime Achievement Award.

This button jacket is amazing!!!

Part 2 of this chat will be published on New Years Eve!

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Finding your tribe

Episode 9: Finding your tribe at Adelaide Frocktails with @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn 26 minutes audio time.

Adelaide had their first ‘frocktails’ in September. @groovygreylook Meridy Dunn gives us an insight about how with Betty and Fiona, they brought together country and city sewists together.

Amazing Meridy Dunn

How do you find your tribe?

Keep an ear out for part 2 with @groovygreylook.