Eleventh Hour

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      1. I think there are more sewers who might take pleasure from it than you give credit for. I take note of any hint of maths geekiness and think we are overrepresented in sewers, from accountants, engineers, maths teachers (you), to philosopher of maths and maths education (me) we are noticeably more in evidence than among the general population.

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      2. tbh it’s something I’ve commented on to my students many times, both my maths geeks and my little sewing geeks. Maybe it’s a spatial awareness thing? I’ve certainly got geekily into optimising layout for the scrubs I’m cutting out! And when I first saw an FBA, after umpty years of sewing, it made me light up. Geometric heaven!

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  1. Sewing is basically the challenge of wrapping a two dimensional shape around a complex three dimensional form. If patterns don’t fit you out of the box a geometric mind certainly helps. I’ve noticed on the one hand, some sewers like repeating variations of a few patterns they’ve fitted, on the other hand, sewers who are drawn to new patterns with unsolved fitting challenges. I can see the efficiency of making patterns you don’t have to fiddle with. But I get bored with these, and find patterns I have trouble getting my mind around much more enticing.

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    1. Have you tried any from Okistyle? I’ve made a few, check out via the search engine. Only one was a disaster for me, and that reminds me, I have another cut out to try when my sewing-for-me mojo returns

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      1. I hadn’t seen them before but not really my style. I’ve spent the last 35 years mostly sewing Burda, and just recently branching out into Indie patterns. I prefer sleeker styles with seam lines I can play with to fit my squat curvy shape. I tend to avoid frills and embellishments. I like your posts not because I want to make similar garments but because of the puzzles and challenges you solve making them.

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      2. Squat and curvy, that’s me lol My tastes have changed a lot though, and even from week to week- I sometimes wake up wanting fluff, and sometimes sleeker styles, but either way I still look like a cube!

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      3. Lol. I’m squat but curvy in and out rather than around so I can look like I have some shape other than a cube if the pattern has the right style lines. Although sitting at home baking instead of out cycling is bringing the cube or barrel closer 🤣

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      1. I’m so glad you are there to spark interest in Physics. I remember being only one of two girls studying A level Physics across three classes at sixth form. Not sure whether that has improved at all.

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      2. A lot of girls do maths and the sciences, way too many pressured into medicine, even if it’s not realty their thing [it’s a very stereotypical thing with Asian students of course]. I teach maths and mechanics, not physics- I haven’t done any since I was 13!

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  2. I look at the maths bit and always think I should, ought, surely must be able to work out why this is interesting, but think ‘So what?’. Not proud of this but there it is.

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