A Solution to My Jeans Issue…

From The Jalie Website

Hurrah!  The oft lauded and praised Jalie 2908 is back in stock at Habithat.  So a copy of this pattern is now winging its way to me (or will be soon!).  I’ve downloaded the instructions from the Jalie website as I read somewhere that they’re printed on the pattern pieces so this will make life a little simpler.

Now I can happily doodle pocket designs, a la Amy who inspired this whole enterprise!  Although my eventual reveal post will not start with a picture of my bum as it’s not as cute as Amy’s and I wouldn’t want to scare/scar you all LOL! 

As I had to go thread and zipper shopping in my lunch break today for the two current projects, I took the opportunity to pick up two reels of cadbury’s/liberty purple top stitching thread!  I already have some dark gold upholstery thread in my stash, but the purple is unique.

Now all I have to do is decide about the Kenneth King Craftsy Jeanius Course and finish the two far more pressing items of clothing already scheduled.  Oh, and stalk Tanit-isis’ blog as she is a master of this pattern!

But first, I really must cut out that back bodice piece and sew the toile of the bodice of my 50th Birthday Party Dress so that I can get on and make the final thing!  In fact I really ought to share a little more about this dress with you as I’m quite excited about it!  The deadline is Saturday 2 June.

Then of course it’s the Christening Dress which has been frankenpatterned and also needs toile-ing and fitting…  That deadline is Sunday 10 Juen.  So Jeans wont be happening until mid-June at the earliest.  Be prepared for a barrage of jean type questions and general panic when I get to it!

The Colette Sewing Handbook and Amazon.co.uk

There is so much buzz in the sewing community about Sarai’s imminent debut in the world of books.  Loads of us have pre-ordered and here in the UK its no different.  Then last night those that had used Amazon.co.uk got this email:


We regret to report that the release of the following item has been cancelled:

 Sarai Mitnick “The Colette Sewing Handbook: 5 Fundamentals for a Great Sewing Experience”

Our supplier has informed us that this item is no longer available.  This item has now been cancelled from your order #000-0000000-0000000 and we can confirm that you have not been charged for it.

Please accept our apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience caused.

You may visit the product detail page(s) above to see if these item(s) are available from other sellers.

To view the current status and the costs associated with your order, please visit Your Account (http://www.amazon.co.uk/your-account).


Customer Service Department

My first reaction to that was WTF?!  Particularly as Sarai had blogged about it being on the shelves a bit earlier so I was expecting an email saying that the order had shipped, not been cancelled!

Anyway, Sarai is looking into what is going on but in the mean time if you’re in the UK get over to www.bookdepository.co.uk and you can pre-order it there.  International shipping is free too!

So, sorry Amazon.  You’ve just lost a load of customers over this.  Fingers crossed that the Book Depository doesn’t have the same problem…

Another email from Amazon, advising that the book is now available to pre-order again!  Sheesh, what is going on with them?!