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Last try at pics!

JanF | Posted in Photo Gallery on

This is the last try at this – had to copy my pics from my web site!
OOOH doesn’t that sound posh! You would think I was actually good at this computer stuff wouldn’t you!!

OOh these have attached quickly – why is that?

Oh I seew hy – they are only small – never mind – gives u an idea of the sort of stuff I play with!

Edited 7/26/2008 4:35 am ET by JanF


  1. Cherrypops | | #1

    Hi Jan,

    These photos have come up 'thumbnail' size..very small.

    But I viewed them via your blog/etsy.

    They are just gorgeous. Well done!

    BTW; GreyGoat is wonderful.. please pass on my admiration.

    1. JanF | | #3

      thank you - greygoat is trying hard to make a go of making and selling - better organised than her mum!

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    ThreadKoe | | #2

    Really great stuff Jan. Loved the corsets. Self drafted or pattern? They fit so well. The Dress has a beautiful line and flow to it. Cathy

    1. JanF | | #4

      Thank you - patterns for corsets done myself via draping on body - dress = adapted original 30's dress pattern - a touch dainty!!By that I mean made for miniscule sizes!

      Edited 7/27/2008 4:59 am ET by JanF

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        ThreadKoe | | #6

        I just love the styles of those 30's dresses. They are so feminine. Dainty as in small, yes. Dainty as in feminine charm as well. Cathy

        1. JanF | | #8

          I think its why I like the 30's style - it is feminine - just a pity that my actual size might be better described as "matronly" in shape...although I hope I'm not matronly in style! Some 30's stuff really suits me though, depending on the drape of the fabric usually!

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            ThreadKoe | | #9

            My matronly shape has been earned! I Motherhood moulded me. And any woman who has worked hard at any job that has moulded her to whatever shape has earned it! Cathy

          2. JanF | | #10

            This is a great, positive way to view it - its just that when I think about things - in my head I'm still with that young woman before children - and then when I actually see my body shape as it is these days- its a pity they don't match up!

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            ThreadKoe | | #11

            I know what you mean, I stated in another post that I have yet to find the perfect mirror, because all the ones I look into Lie. They all make me look chubby! tee hee I find it frustrating that patterns and fashion mags all show lovely young thin things, and I need a visual on how something should look on a more mature figure. Even when a mature woman is shown, she is usually a tiny thing. The croquis family helps. Barbara Deckert has the plus sized ones in her book. At least I can sketch the design lines on to see.
            The way I see it, I need the sturdier me to carry the experience and confidence that I have gained. Cathy

          4. JanF | | #12

            Well I'm certainly carrying experience - but I do wish for more confidence.People expect me to be confident, as a teacher, and I am in a teaching situation - but if I have to talk to my peers(at meetings) at school very often my heart rate goes up and I always feel as if I sound as if I don't know what I'm talking about. Confidence is the biggest asset to any child/person - good on you if you have gained this fully!JAn

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            ThreadKoe | | #13

            If only! I have this ridiculous nervous giggle that makes me sound like a foolish idiot when I am nervous or uncomfortable. Once I settle down, I am ok and come across as an intelligent human being, but usually by then the damage is done. At least I have confidence in my own abilities, and try to let that shine through. I don't really mind talking in public, I just get the jitters over whether or not I will do well, self doubt. Anxiety is not my Friend. So I tend to go places early to settle in before most people arrive. Then I am comfortable in the surroundings before I start. Helps a lot. Sometimes, I think we have to let go of what we Think Other People Expect Of Us. It is better to focus on what we expect of ourself, and set more realistic goals. I find that I actually accomplish more than what I expect, and do a lot better, and that is a really good feeling. Cathy

          6. JanF | | #14

            Thanks for this - you know - the last bit about focusing on what you want yourself seems good advice to me and if I can I think I will try to think of this whever I go into meetings. Its funny how sometimes you dont always think of simple so called "mantras" like this until someone else gives you the tools or ideas!

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            ThreadKoe | | #15

            As a mother, and a teacher, you become so focused on others needs, you become forgetful of your own. It is not selfish to step back and assess what your own needs are. It has taken me a few years of healing to learn this. Small steps, big gains. Cathy

  3. rodezzy | | #5

    Great work.  I love it all!!!!!!!!  giggle

    1. JanF | | #7

      Thanks - hope a few other people post some more pics - I like to see the variety of things people make.

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