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April 20, 2021, 04:39:15 pm

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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Melinda_B - April 18, 2021, 04:14:49 am
Wonderful idea Treefrog!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by sharonspils - April 17, 2021, 11:25:52 pm
I came her to say I would only just be able to sew a 1/2 Monty to find out about the extension, thank you very much @treefrog.

As our weather is starting to cool down I need to think about my long sleeved tops which will then cover the rest of my SWAP with a cardigan in there as well.

Take care everyone, I really feel for those that are struggling with lockdowns and health concerns life just likes throwing us all curved balls.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: Sharon’s Retirement Wardro...
Last post by sharonspils - April 17, 2021, 11:15:36 pm
Well the holiday to Kangaroo Island was amazing and my shorts and top did out and about as well as we had the most perfect weather.

Last weekend I attended a 4 day sewing retreat and managed to get 2 skirts (lined) up to hemming, shorts (which were 1/2 done) finished and a knit top which just needs some time with the cover stitch for the hems.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by stephaniecan - April 17, 2021, 03:23:12 pm
Eek. Kind of embarrassed, @Sew Ruthie Sews as I am always a bit surprised when anyone reads what I write!

I hope you do post your work, as it is always great. Also, I hope the move ends up happening in a positive way for you! Moving can be stressful but also an opportunity for an exciting new beginning.
(I would love to be moving, but it is not in the cards for this year.) I've been doing a bit of decluttering lately, too, which is a nice thing. It is hard work, but the end result makes one feel better I find. I hope it is the same for you (in spite of the detour from sewing).

Edited to also say that I give credit to @treefrog and @indigotiger for adapting the rules so flexibly this year and last, given the situation that we find ourselves in.

@boppingbeth I hear you on the struggle. I oscillate between being sort of fine (considering the circumstances) and nearly falling apart. Good luck with your daughter's move!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: Luz Clara's "Cut it out an...
Last post by luz clara - April 17, 2021, 01:42:48 pm
If ever there were a season when I needed an extension it is this one! My plan to use the box of "too too precious to cut" fabric got its start and I managed two tops. . . then I did something very unexpected (and spent my inheritance from my mother). I signed up for a photo safari to Kenya. Mrs Ramsey would have appreciated this expenditure very much, and it is exactly the kind of thing she would have done (except she always went to Japan or Hong Kong). As I learned about "safari gear" I learned a couple of things, primarily that my basic clothes are all the wrong colors for a safari, and that I would be either bothering animals w/my bright colors or attracting tsetse flies w/my black pants and jackets. I invested in 5 meters of khaki-olive green fabric to make a few things. It's not very exciting to my eye. And I sewed an olive green tank top the other day. That pattern used to fit perfectly but it came out all droopy and too big. So my efforts from now til June 10 when I leave will focus on sewing clothes that do not bother animals or attract flies, and that will synchronize with the colors of dirt. Again, this is so the opposite of what I was planning. . . in these times, though, I have decided that I had to jump on a surprise opportunity to see elephants and big cats and zebras in their home environments. . . In short, I am happy to have an extension!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - April 17, 2021, 01:30:50 pm
I read about the SWAP time extension on Stephanie's blog (https://myvintageinspiration.wordpress.com/).
I'm hopefully moving house this year so decluttering, DIY jobs, getting ready to show, packing etc have completely overtaken the sewing.

I might be able to show the half Monty though, depending on what is happening on the moving front at the end of June.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by anna.wahnsinn - April 17, 2021, 11:08:19 am
Thank you for the extension @treefrog!

I too promise to keep sewing and will post pictures - in fact I managed to finally sew up that purple dress this week, I'm so happy about it and have worn it three days in a row now. I have to shorten it a bit though (which will give me fabric for the much needed pockets) and adjust the pattern. I took notes and made a few marks on the original pattern, so I'll also be cutting out the next dress next week. Or maybe even tomorrow when I can.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by boppingbeth - April 17, 2021, 09:33:39 am
I am thankful for the extension of time, though I will need to finish earlier.  End of June is my report card season. 

I am just, struggling.  We move my daughter out of her apartment in the next two weeks.  Thankfully she is going to live, at least temporarily, with her adopted grandmother.  And then, we wait so see what happens with life.  I was fine until this week but then we went on full lockdown and it is just stressing me out.  I didn't expect that reaction. 
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by stephaniecan - April 17, 2021, 07:45:28 am
Quote from: indigotiger on April 16, 2021, 10:39:26 amthank you @treefrog... good call! While my own sewing has rather ground to a halt, the three pieces I made early on have turned out to be wardrobe staples. I may manage to add one more piece (a summer popover dress in the indigo tiger rayon print) in the next two months, though truly my everyday wardrobe doesn't need much expansion. I will try my best to take some photos.

I love what you said, @indigotiger That's what we all hope for, I think - to make pieces that become wardrobe staples. Lovely to hear that yours have worked out that way.

Ooh...am hoping I can find some sew-jo this weekend to get going again on at least one of my projects.

Happy Sewing everyone!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by indigotiger - April 16, 2021, 10:39:26 am
thank you @treefrog... good call! While my own sewing has rather ground to a halt, the three pieces I made early on have turned out to be wardrobe staples. I may manage to add one more piece (a summer popover dress in the indigo tiger rayon print) in the next two months, though truly my everyday wardrobe doesn't need much expansion. I will try my best to take some photos.
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