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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #315 on: March 17, 2018, 01:46:19 PM »
They determined it was not something obvious and dire, and sent me to see an eye specialist, who did a more.thorough exam. The odd flashes are apparently related to changes inside the eye due to age!  I will go back for a second exam next month.
IndigoTiger,. Good luck with your eye.  I have that too...ended with a retinal tear, which had to be fixed by cauterizing with a laser, painless but a little nerve racking.  I am sure they told you to be careful and seek immediate help if you see those lightening flashes as they may signal a detached retina.  The docs recommended gel eyedrops in the evening before bed...

Edited to add...they didn't suggest that the gel had any evidence-based proof of prevention, but it wouldn't hurt, and I must admit my eyes feel better, less dry and itchy.
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #316 on: March 17, 2018, 02:15:18 PM »
Indigotiger, hoping your eye issues are due to aging and nothing more!

I keep going in fits and starts. This weekend I hope to cut out the pattern pieces for a woven top, and perhaps actually cut the fabric too. I am in dire need of a new comfy sweatshirt, and also plan to dig out my favorite pull over hoodie pattern. These two things: cutting, and finding the patterns, are always hardest for me.
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #317 on: March 17, 2018, 04:21:32 PM »
I have some more brown laid out on the table to be cut out for trousers.
It is not either of the other two stretch woven brown fabrics which I have put somewhere and can't find ( how do you lose fabric inside a house? ) But there is quite a lot so I could make other things from the yardage also. For now just trousers and will try to recall all the alterations I noted down for tweaking further for good fit.


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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #318 on: March 17, 2018, 05:15:47 PM »
It is not either of the other two stretch woven brown fabrics which I have put somewhere and can't find ( how do you lose fabric inside a house? ) ....

Ruthie hmm don’t ask me, but I know I’ve also lost fabric for some time in my house - sewing stash elves maybe?  ;D  I think it’s great you’ve sewn so many brown garments, you must have lots of wardrobe options now.

indigotiger I hope everything is fine with your eye issues - any doubts please go back to get it checked immediately.  A family member recently has had eye issues that would have been resolved much more quickly and safely if they had gone back with concerns more promptly. 

treefrog I’m loving watching your progress with the weaving - it’s looking stunning already.

stephaniecan your cropped trousers are lovely, I’m tempted to make cropped trousers for summer after the SWAP sewing.

CCL Well done for getting your wool crepe steamed and pre-shrunk.  I always get a bit spooked when I have to do that, so tend to procrastinate  :)

Thanks everyone for the nice comments about the ivory blouse, now I’ve made one and gone through the 10 minutes of self doubt with the twist I’ll probably make another version soon in a light cotton.  The pattern is designed for wovens and has an invisible zip in the side seam but I left that off of the knit version as with the stretch it isn’t needed.




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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #319 on: March 18, 2018, 12:14:14 AM »
Turquoise: I meant to comment that I love the ivory blouse! It's the kind of top I know I should try sometime but I have become so stuck in my buttoned shirt ways that I haven't. I think it looks really sophisticated.

Treefrog: I loved seeing both your wonderful weaving and the silo art on your blog post. Just great.

Ruthie: The brown suit looks great!

Indigotiger: Best wishes with the eye issues. I had some weird flashing eye issues that I had never had before, last year. It turned out that mine were related to migraine (I've had migraine for years, but not usually aura). I hope you continue to get good care and that everything is fine.

Coming back to see everyone's work is keeping me motivated. I'm way behind but I have tree items on the go at the moment, with a fourth and fifth planned out fully...so maybe!
 


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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #320 on: March 19, 2018, 08:46:24 PM »
I hope this is the right place to post new unopened Janome Coverstitch parts for sale.
I have :
Coverhem Guide for CoverPro models. (Pt # 795-839-104)
4 attachments labeled:
7/16 - 1 ¼
⅜" - 1 ⅛"
5/16" - 1"
½" - 1 ⅜"

These are new, in original boxes or plastic,  I have no use for them.
I will be glad to send photos if you send me an email. 
I am open to any offer, but am hoping to get  $50 plus shipping.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #321 on: March 19, 2018, 10:25:45 PM »
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... I am pretty sure that the right place to post items for sale is in the "Auction and Yard Sale" section, but I also think that you need to be a paid member to access that section
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #322 on: March 20, 2018, 01:34:20 AM »
Oops!  I did not know that.  Thanks.

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« Reply #323 on: March 20, 2018, 01:37:54 AM »
You must be right.   Every time I try to search for "Auction and Yard Sale" I get this - my own question and post.  :)

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #324 on: March 20, 2018, 02:14:29 AM »
I hope this is the right place to post new unopened Janome Coverstitch parts for sale.
I have :
Coverhem Guide for CoverPro models. (Pt # 795-839-104)
4 attachments labeled:
7/16 - 1 ¼
⅜" - 1 ⅛"
5/16" - 1"
½" - 1 ⅜"

These are new, in original boxes or plastic,  I have no use for them.
I will be glad to send photos if you send me an email. 
I am open to any offer, but am hoping to get  $50 plus shipping.


Lynda, you need to post that for sale information over in the Auction and Yard Sale section. You can get there by clicking this link:

http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?board=34.0

Once there, start a topic and put the sale item information in a post.

Since you are not a paid member, there are only a few topics on which you can now post. Here is the information about non-subscribers that DL posted on February 10:

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #325 on: March 21, 2018, 02:59:27 AM »
How's everyone doing?  It's been a little quiet today.

I have still not gotten anything new done, and don't really know when I'll be able to get started. I have just purchased the Metamorphic dress from Sew Liberated http://sewliberated.com/products/reversible-metamorphic-dress-pdf-sewing-pattern and this may very well make its way into the SWAP line up.

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« Reply #326 on: March 21, 2018, 07:29:04 AM »
Hiya Wendy, well I'm still in SWAP mode, but I'm off work next week so this week at work is super busy plus I've had some events to go to.
We are hoping next week to replace the open shelving in the sewing room with proper cupboards from Ikea. But this involves a lot of moving stuff to get the space to put the new cupboards up. So I expect I shall have to stop sewing pretty soon to start the emptying work.

Then once the new cupboards are constructed I am going to curate the fabrics as they start to go back in, putting some aside for muslins/donation/give away. My previous experience with sorting the fabric resources is that it suddenly becomes very inspirational as I find things when sorting that want to get sewn up. So I am open to new things in April as I'm not quite sure what I'll come across that will speak to me loudly.

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Add one accent color and two prints OR two accent colors and one print
Make at least three garments from each neutral color
Make at least one garment from each accent color
Make at least one garment from each print
Remaining two garments may be made from any one or combination of your neutrals, accent(s) and/or print(s)
Create multiple outfits of at least two garments that work for your personal style
Each garment must work with a minimum of two outfits

I've probably got things covered with my brown and teal pieces, so would just need to find my one accent color and two prints which I think is going to be ivory and sew a few items there. I'll try to put the SWAP possible items to one side as I sort through the fabrics. It is going to be fun.
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #327 on: March 21, 2018, 09:43:55 AM »
I'm busy at work, we've got our daughter back home after a relationship break-up, and it's the middle of a stinking hot summer - none of those are conducive to sewing mojo!  I'm in a bit of a sewing slump, really need to get back to it.
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #328 on: March 21, 2018, 02:57:16 PM »
MelindaB, Mary and IndigoTiger - good luck with finding the mojo.  I found it hard to start something new after finishing something challenging - perhaps, IndigoTiger, that's a bit of what is going on for you after finishing your beautiful AC cardigan?  That piece is a work of art. 

Ruthie, You've sewn up a pieced skirt with far more pieces in it in a microsecond than mine while I am still struggling with placement.  Kudos to you and all your expert work.  I am thinking you are going to have at least 3 SWAP collections.

Warpjr1965 - I like the way you are using the 20 minutes a day to keep working on several projects (SWAP and non SWAP) to keep moving forward.   I too am very slowly - through the 20 minutes a day type sewing - making progress. 


Turquoise
, I ended up taking the easy way out on my pretreating the wool crepe and sent it to the cleaners for a steam pressing only.  I still have the super 120 wool to do at home- I too, keep putting this task off.   The only reason I actually bested my tendency to procrastinate is that I was really concerned that I would mess up the crepe. 

Treefrog - your weaving is beautiful.  It will be truly gorgeous made up.  The new pink shirt and grey pants are so expertly sewn.  And I am in awe of your design eye to come up with a SWAP plan that so intricately melds all the beautiful fabrics into a lovely complementary collection.  Those two prints are wonderful... And I would definitely wear those patterned pants.

Stephanie - there may be a bunch of us still sewing our SWAPs in June - maybe even July!  I have about half my pieces planned for winter, so those will just get put in the closet. 

I hope everyone's sewing machines are humming at a rate conducive to your individual happiness.   
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #329 on: March 21, 2018, 03:35:47 PM »
I used tailor tacks for placement, as I didn't want to use chalk on the wool - just in case.  Better Half said he thought the tailor tacks were fringe and he really sort of liked it.  Men.


They’re great CCL aren’t they   ;D I still remember checking the fit of my moulage made from the Suzy Furrer Craftsy class and my husband gently asking me if I thought it might be a little bit short for everyday wear.   :bth_smiley-laugh-dog:
As a moulage for the bodice sloper it barely reached the top of my legs and was designed to be skin tight! 




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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #330 on: March 21, 2018, 04:12:40 PM »
Slow progress.   Finally finished piecing the suede to the wool...more photos later... this is just the first of the piecing.  I used tailor tacks for placement, as I didn't want to use chalk on the wool - just in case.  Better Half said he thought the tailor tacks were fringe and he really sort of liked it.  Men.


I loved this story too. I remember making a trenchcoat back in the day which I had meticulously marked with tailor's tacks, including the button and buttonhole placements. I was busily sewing at my machine one day only to turn around and see my husband "picking off those strings" from the front of my coat.  :o  He thought he was helping. ;D

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #331 on: March 24, 2018, 12:12:06 AM »
Kathryn: That is such a funny story! I can see my G. doing something like that. He's always trying to help.

CCL: Thank you. I am pleased with the things I have made so far but completing my SWAP in time is looking increasingly unlikely, unless I sew up a storm in April, which I am thinking about. (Maybe I'll make some simpler items and duplicates that I can use in my wardrobe.) I have had a super stressful winter with various disasters at work (and covering for my boss and one other). I just got offered extra time off so I am going to be in Italy with my Gianni over Easter and for a week beyond to regroup. So looking forward to it... :) I am going to have to let out my pants to accommodate all of the pasta and chocolate I am planning to consume (not to mention Chianti).

Keep sewing, all! I'm aiming to sew a dress this weekend. I can do it!!

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #332 on: March 24, 2018, 02:33:46 PM »
BessieC - what attractive and interesting items you're making  ;D
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #333 on: March 24, 2018, 03:09:25 PM »
I second Lisanne's comment, BessieC: The jacket lining is fabulous and the scarf adds such great texture to the mix.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #334 on: March 26, 2018, 06:40:44 PM »
BessieCrocker - 6 garments completed.  Are you picking up speed as you heal?  Your jacket is gorgeous with that lovely lining (a truly fun inside story!) and the colors in the scarf work so perfectly - the new silk fabric too.

Warpjr1965 - can't wait to see the coral tank, though the M7360 top looks fun too.  Doing just one thing at a time is about my pace, it helps me focus, hopefully it will work for you too.

FabricKated - again, I am envious of all you knitters, but that norwegian pattern is especially covetous.  Interesting idea to dye the navy bermuda shorts.

Medea Your sewing is something to aspire to, I am still in awe of that black clingy cocktail dress, but the new orangish shirt looks very very comfortable. 

Turquoise - Looking forward to seeing what you end up doing with the faux suede scuba.  (Are you and I motivated by the same thing?  Using this year's SWAP rules to get us to take second looks at the fabrics lingering in stash?)   Since you have your coral pieces already cut out, maybe these pieces will go together quickly?   

Ruthie - I am partial to this latest SWAP combination that you are putting together.  I like the combination of teal and brown, though I would never have thought of it myself.

For the last several months I have been pondering why it is taking me so much longer to sew up simple things.  It's not that I am getting more persnickety or exacting...but even simple sews seem to take hours to complete.   

I think there are going to be a bunch of us continuing to post progress on our SWAPs long after the end of the SWAP.  Hopefully the mods will keep this thread open so we can encourage each other as we individually cross our finish lines.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #335 on: March 27, 2018, 05:54:33 PM »
CCL I love your pieced skirt, the style arc top and opaque tights combination really lets the skirt shine  :)

You’re right I am trying to use the SWAP to use up fabrics in my stash but also I wanted to start being more focused and organised about what I sew so that I made garments that went together with other garments I’ve made or are in my wardrobe.  I’m probably going to be carrying on way after the official end time but it’s a success as far as I’m concerned.  Good to see I’ll probably have some other SWAP companions post April.

BessieCrocker you’re really catching up for lost time now  :)  I love to see fun linings and your  “still life with oven” caption made me laugh out loud  ;D

stephaniecan have a wonderful Easter holiday!



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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #336 on: March 27, 2018, 07:47:58 PM »
CCL I think your skirt is absolutely beautiful. The placement of the contrast is really fantastically well done!

I am not sewing as the sewing room has been mostly dismantled to have new Ikea cupboards for fabric storage instead of the old open wooden shelving.
Its going to be a lot of work sorting the fabric back into the cupboards.

Depending on the time frame for SWAP photos (which I don't think has been announced) I may or may not be able to do photos at the end as we are very busy indeed during the whole of the month of May.

So I will make some thing(s) to finish off as per the rules in April (once my room is back in order) and do photos when I can, probably also in April, and then share if I can on the photo area here.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #337 on: March 27, 2018, 08:30:07 PM »
CCL, your skirt is beautiful!

I am chugging along, very slowly. I am putting the tunic M7630 in time out as it needs a serious sway back adjustment. I ended up having to grade from a 6 up top to a 14 at the hips.  I'd like to have a go at finishing it, but it will be a putzy one.

I may cut either the Elle pants or a hoodie next. I need a quick sew to keep me going.
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #338 on: March 27, 2018, 09:29:51 PM »
CCL WOW!  What a gorgeous outfit!
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #339 on: March 27, 2018, 10:08:25 PM »
Some lovely things being produced. Keep it up Girls!  :smiles-pom2: :applause2: :smiles-pom1: :celebrate:

I think I'll get the printer set up in the next week or so. Then I can print the 2 PDF patterns I need for my Dream SWAP. That's like "in my dreams". So I'll be joining you for the "Apres SWAP". The SWAP board is normally left open, so no worries.

Re the photos: there's absolutely no reason why one can't take photos as they go along. The rules only have minor variations year to year, mostly how many photos to include and details about insets/compilations. If you've sewn coordinated pieces, have an outfit done, take pictures. The only one that needs to be done at the end is a group shot with everything in the same light if you're doing that. Then just save everything in a file you can find again.  :wave3:

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #340 on: March 28, 2018, 12:48:12 AM »
It's great to see everyone's progress.  It's been a frantic couple of weeks so please forgive me for lurking rather than posting.

CCL - Your skirt is fantastic and so versatile.  It works so well with the other items, be they dressy or more casual.




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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #341 on: March 28, 2018, 01:25:21 AM »
treefrog: The jacket sounds great. I always am pleased when I slow down and make something much nicer than I had expected to make it!

CCL: Great outfit! You're making the skirt I'm working on at the moment look like a dog's breakfast. :)

I'm sorry that I don't have time to catch up on all of the boards tonight, but I am flying off for Easter holiday tomorrow and doing final packing. Thanks for the well-wishes, Turquoise!

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #342 on: March 28, 2018, 02:23:13 AM »
Lisanne, I know this will appeal to you. On April 11 a new Creative bug class from Sonya Philip doing Tunic # 1.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #343 on: March 28, 2018, 01:17:14 PM »
Lisanne, I know this will appeal to you. On April 11 a new Creative bug class from Sonya Philip doing Tunic # 1.

Just in time for SWAP!!
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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #344 on: March 28, 2018, 02:53:03 PM »
Yes, thanks Garden Girl and Warpjr - I had spotted it - wonder whether she will include a jacket version  ;D

Have to quietly admit my SWAP got no further than the planning stage - I love planning but for 'real' activities always seem to find myself going off in another direction.
At the moment I'm trying to learn to sew knits, which is a 'totally' new direction for me, I really really have never made a knit garment before. . ..

Though now you mention it, with those 100 Acts patterns there is actually still plenty of time to make a SWAP     :run:    :rotfl:
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #345 on: March 28, 2018, 04:48:57 PM »
Yes, thanks Garden Girl and Warpjr - I had spotted it - wonder whether she will include a jacket version  ;D

Have to quietly admit my SWAP got no further than the planning stage - I love planning but for 'real' activities always seem to find myself going off in another direction.
At the moment I'm trying to learn to sew knits, which is a 'totally' new direction for me, I really really have never made a knit garment before. . ..

Though now you mention it, with those 100 Acts patterns there is actually still plenty of time to make a SWAP     :run:    :rotfl:

Lisanne
,   :rotfl: Sonya gives lots of instructions on her website, including changing Top #1 & Tunic #1 to button fronts. Creativebug will add another class later this year. I'm betting Dress #1, but too late for SWAP.  ;)

Planning is easier to complete than the actual sewing isn't it? So many other shiny distractions out there.

Yes, you would have plenty of time still with Sonya's patterns. I think even you and I could do it in 2 - 3 weeks. I alluded to my patterns before and all I planned to use were Top #1 and Pant #1. Maybe machine knit a cardi or vest to go with if I had time. Her pant is very much in the style I tend to wear for my very casual life. I tend to live in some sort of crop pant most of the year.

If I get the printer set up I'll see what I can do. No promises at this point.


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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #346 on: March 28, 2018, 05:08:36 PM »
Thank you,  Ruthie, Demented Faery, Turquoise, Warpjr1065, Treefrog, and Stephanie for your very kind words.  I am really liking the skirt plus Alexi turtle neck combination.  Demented Faery and Ruthie, I have said it a few times, but your examples of pieced tops (on the diagonal) gave me the idea and solution to my too little fabric for a skirt problem. So thank you for that too.

Lisanne and Garden Girl -  I am betting you both could finish a 100 Acts SWAP with time to spare! - Should you feel moved to do so.

Treefrog- the white jacket sounds wonderful.Really eager to see your work.    Your story of the growing tasks (needs to be lined, needs to be hand stitched, needs to have shoulder pads and sleeve heads) sounds similar to mine with the skirt.  I started out thinking it would be a quick simple skirt, with just the piecing to futz over -- but no-o-o-o, the tasks started multiplying!  So much so that last night I tore out the hem and redid it, this time using wigam to give a softer hem.

Stephanie - what a wonderfully useful skirt!  Pockets on the front - with flaps, better yet.   And linen to boot.   -- I just know it's going to look fabulous on you.

I have just a couple of days left before I am back in work project land.  Trying to get the next garment ready for the 20 - 30 minutes a day plan of action.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #347 on: March 29, 2018, 06:26:56 AM »
Sounds like we are a lot alike.  If it is worth doing, than it is worth doing properly.  Your care in doing the thread basting ( aka fringe  :)) really shows.

I've put a photo of the jacket up in my thread, with a link to more photos in a blog post.  I didn't get around to giving the jacket a final press, so it is a little crumpled.  Besides, I kinda like a 'lived-in' look to linen

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #348 on: March 29, 2018, 04:46:12 PM »
Quick drive by post just to say, your linen jacket is truly gorgeous, Treefrog.   All the attention to detail really paid off.  I have that pattern (bought for dear niece) but never made it up because it always seemed a little flimsy - but after seeing your beautiful make of it, now I have to give it a second thought.  I actually do like the collar on it - one of the things that drew me to the pattern (that and the zip front) in the first place. 

I just love how all your careful planning is becoming reality - from the galah colors to the final decisions.  Each piece is looking exquisite.

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Re: 2018 SWAP Chatter #2 (continued)
« Reply #349 on: March 31, 2018, 05:56:28 AM »
Lisanne and all, the class preview of Sonya Philip's new Creativebug Tunic #1 class is up now. Class available April 11. There are several variations: tunic, cropped, empire waist with skirt and back ties and a good looking kimono type jacket. Class includes PDF download. Print pattern is $17 from Sonya.

Creativebug has a special. If anyone is interested I'll post details. 30 days free.