Adventures in Dressmaking: Really, really, really super big news.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Really, really, really super big news.

I'm so excited to share this with you, everyone... I have some really, really, really big, AWESOME news! How should I say this...

(You may be thinking... last year I got married, this summer we bought a house...... no, I'm not pregnant. ;) It's other big, amazing news--for a blogger, anyway!)

I started this blog in 2009 and have grown and changed a lot with it. I started doing tutorials a few months after starting the blog and sharing finished projects, and while I've had to scale back on the tutorials recently since I'm working full-time now and doing all kinds of other things, I really, really enjoy sharing my knowledge and passion with you all. Which is why one of my goals for a long time has been writing a book. Blogs are great, but I love the lasting quality and portability of a craft/sewing book--and I'd love to be a paper-published author!

Thanks to this blog and all my work and ideas in the past few years, I was able to get in contact with a book agent and develop a book proposal. I'm SOOOOO excited to say that my really, really, really big news is that my proposal was well-received and I'm going to be writing a sewing book for a great craft book publisher!


I am so honored and amazed and proud and excited--and a little nervous about getting writer's block!--to get started and write an amazing book that I hope will be a great resource for readers and sewers like you and all kinds of folks! I actually found out a couple days before we closed on our house, so needless to say it has been a busy few weeks for me and I'm hoping the craziness and stress die down soon.

Can't wait to share more book details with you when it gets closer to done. A long time from now. Until then, let me know if you have ideas for what you'd like to see in a more in-depth look at the Adventures in Dressmaking perspective on DIYing your wardrobe!

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  1. You rock! CONGRATULATIONS! You won't get writer's block, not even once, because you'll be having so much fun!!!

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  2. That is SO awesome! Congrats to you Suzannah!!! This is HUGE :) So happy for you!

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  3. I am so happy for you!!! I've been following you blog rather silently, but I am really fond of your writing and am looking forward to this new project of yours. Congrats!

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  4. Congratulations!! That is awesome news! Can't wait for your book :)

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  5. ON IDEAS I LIKE TO READ ABOUT IN YOUR BOOK: I would love to see you tackle in your book how to mix and match commercial patterns to create something new. I'd also love to see dresses worn by celebrities, old and new alike, and how to make those clothes using patterns available at the store or...drafting your own sloper! Not too much to ask, right! LOL!!!!! Anyhow, those were just a few thoughts off the top of my head.

    As a new-to-sewing gal, the Potter books are awesome but I have really been inspired by the Built by Wendy series. Have you seen those books? Her books gave me the huzzah on how draft my own sloper, but make it fun, too.

    Anyhow, your blog is already infused with all of these ideas. For me, this is one of the reasons I love to follow your blog! Okay..sorry my earlier comment got published twice! I deleted it.

    Hurray, again, on the awesome news!!

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    1. Thanks!! Great ideas, I would love to share more about tweaking patterns and copying celeb style but that might have to be book #2. This one will be more about refashioning!

      I have seen the Built by Wendy series but have never made anything from it. Thanks again!

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  6. Congratulations! The first thought that came to my mind was "She's pregnant!," especially since another blog I follow just announced her news yesterday! I'm sure you won't get writers' block, it'll be a great experience for you!

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  7. I bet you're thrilled ~ I would be !
    I cannot wait to see your book when it comes out !!!

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  8. That's amazing news, congratulations!

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  9. Congratulations!!! That is really fabulous news!

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  10. Yay! Can't wait to buy it!

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  11. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! Congratulations! This is so awesome! :)

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  12. Wow congratulations! That's amazing!

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  13. This is so exciting! Congratulations! Can't wait to read it.

    And I love how any time people have "big news" everyone assumes they're pregnant. :)

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  14. That's so exciting!!! Congratulations, Suzannah!!!

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  15. You already know how ridiculously excited I am for you... but, I thought I'd tell you again. I can't wait to see you thrive in the process of writing. And, as you know, I'm here to help with anything you need!

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    1. Aw, thank you! I don't think I can ask any more favors of you for a while, though! ;)

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  16. OH WOW!!! This is SUCH awesome and exciting news! I am so so happy for you!!! You have so much talent and I am excited you get to continue to share it in other ways!! I wish you much success!! Can't wait to get myself a copy of your book!!!

    <3 Denise

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    1. Thanks, Denise!!! Excited to share it with you guys when it's done!

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  17. That is absolutely amazing news, so excited for you!

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  18. Congratulations!!! You've been sharing ALOT of big news. Things are going great for you.

    guyanesesista.com

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  19. Congratulations! That's amazing news. If your blog is any indication, it will be a great book!

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  20. congratulation!! That is amazing news, can't wait to watch your process!

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  21. Wow! That's awesome! Congratulations girl!

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  22. That is awesome! Congratulations!

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  23. That's incredible, congratulations on the book deal! Looking forward to hearing more about the process. :)

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  24. Congratulations. I love your blog and it's given me the confidence to get back on my machine and sew, sew, SEW. I'm just getting my blog going and I just thanked you for all your advice in my most recent post. Hope you can see my before and after.

    http://allezfaire.blogspot.ca/2012/09/bridesmaid-dress-done.html

    One question I do have, do you have any advice for bringing in a waistline of jeans or pants that have stretched after a few wears? Is there a certain seam you prefer? I have a feeling that bringing in the back seam could give a bit of a wedgie look, or should I just give up on that idea and always wear a belt. Looking forward to more advice.

    Heather

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    1. So glad I inspired you! I've never had that problem with jeans but I would think putting some wide elastic in the whole back waistband could help, or just wear a belt! ;)

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    2. Although I have taken in jeans at the side seams before, and the technique would be similar in the back. Here's that tutorial... http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2011/09/tutorial-how-to-take-in-and-modify-some.html

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  25. Wow, that is really big news! Congratulations!
    Now, as for the suggestions: I'm a huge fan of your (partly) selfdrafted patterns. Perhaps it's a good idea to share some tips and tricks for us, less-advanced sewists. I don't know what kind of book you want to make (as in the beginner sewist, intermediate or advanced), but I think that's something that we'll all appreciate. (oh, and please put some of your dresses in. I love them too!)

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  26. SO exciting! Congrats and good luck! I know the book will be amazing!!!

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  27. Congratulations! That is terrific news and I look forward to hearing more about the writing process as you get more into it. :)

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  28. Congratulations darling!!!!!! That's fantastic!!!!

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  29. Congratulations!! Keep us updated!

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  30. I am so happy, for u. congratulation to you. wow great news.

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  31. Great, great news! Congratulations!
    You won't have writer's block and if you do, you will sew something and get inspired again!! ;)
    Keep us post it!

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  32. WOW! That is awesome! Congratulations! I know your book will be a huge success. I will be looking for it on the shelves in 2014!!!!

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  33. That's fantastic news! And I second Kamela's opinion - I love it when you mix and match patterns. And I love it when you show us how to make our own versions of popular things.

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  34. wow girl! This is my dream too! I'm so glad that you were handed this opportunity. You're inspiration to me every day!

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    1. You're so sweet, thanks! I'm sure you can do it, too, your blog is so beautiful!

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  35. congratulations to you!! what a huge accomplishment!

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  36. Wow that's fantastic! I've been following your blog since summer of 2010 - so pleased to see such amazing things happen to you :D

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  37. Congratulations! I've been following your blog for a couple of months now, and I would love to see it in book form. So excited for you!

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  38. Great news! Congratulations! :D
    Love, Rita

    http://seelovemake.blogspot.com

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  39. Congratulations Suzannah! This is such BIG and exciting news. I admire that you've been able to make this happen through your passion, drive, and creativity. Well done! I can't wait to follow-along with your journey and eventually have you autograph my copy of your book :o) Also... I owe you an e-mail!

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    1. Thanks so much, Linnea! Of course, autographs for everyone! ;)

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  40. This is the most wonderful news to read! You're such a wonderful inspiration!
    I'm extending to you a Huge Heart-felt Congratulations!!!
    Wishing you the very best as you create your book!!! :)

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  41. Congratulations! I bet your book will be absolutely wonderful because I always enjoy reading your blog!

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  42. THANK YOU so much, everyone!!!! I'm so touched by your support and can't wait to share the book with you!!

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  43. Congratulations! I discovered your blog and your refashions were one of the first projects that got me hooked to properly sewing garments. So I am really happy about this news. Exciting times ahead! Well done Suzannah

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  44. Well done!!!! That's super exciting. Can't wait to find out more :-)

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