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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 3
« Last post by datcat23 on Today at 06:08:01 AM »
There isn't much new about this top.  Its basically one of my TNT's, although there is some significant modifications to the pattern and construction method.  Pattern is Simplicity 2336.  About the only thing I used from the pattern, was some of the pieces. This synthetic slinky knit is super stretchy and soft, and I know from experience that it tunnels like no tomorrow.  I decided to combat this, by finishing the neckline and sleeves with narrow bands, leaving out the back and large front facing.  I gathered the front bodice with clear elastic (the only thing I would use clear elastic for .... normally I hate the stuff).  I am still undecided with the hem.  I think a band will make it too heavy, but I know that a hem will just look awful.  Need to think about it.

Slinky knit top - grey by Datcat, on Flickr

My other achievement, was a black cross front tunic top, made especially to wear over bright patterned leggings.  Pattern is Ottobre 02/2010 # 11 Journal jersey tunic.  I used the longer skirt panels, as I don't do "leggings as pants/walmart" look, making it more a short dress rather than a long top. 

Ottobre jersey tunic by Datcat, on Flickr

And a top I just made in the last hour.  Another TNT, the Jalie Raglan Tee. 

Blue/pink t-shirt by Datcat, on Flickr

These were all pre cut, sitting in a pile on my sewing table.  I tend to achieve more if I batch cut projects, and then work through them.  I seem to take longer if I cut and sew individual projects.  No idea why.
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SWAP 2015 / Re: SWAP 2015 Discussion
« Last post by stephaniecan on Today at 04:11:05 AM »
warpjr1965: A contented daughter sounds like a happy alternative to the 11 pieces!

Kate: So glad to read that you recovered the two items left on the train.

Really excited to see everyone's final collections!  :)
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 3
« Last post by DebbieY on Today at 01:55:02 AM »
No sewing here this weekend, I had planned to but other things got in the way (like a mountain of washing and fixing up new curtain rods and curtains) but hopefully next weekend I will finally get there. It is great to hear of all the progress being made, and hiccups along the way, maybe next weekend I will have something worthwhile to add.
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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Style Arc Patterns 7
« Last post by Linda 75142 on Today at 01:36:50 AM »
With the PDF sale this weekend, I purchased the Laura dress that I've been wanting to try for a while. Put pattern together and cut out yesterday, and sewed today.  Hope to get a blog post and photo tomorrow.  I really like it.  One change; I made short sleeves.  More stash fabric now a real garment!
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Food/Recipes/Health / Re: Mayocoba beans
« Last post by Michael A on Today at 01:33:55 AM »
Good to hear the beans are still finding favor.  I pulled 1 kg that I had boiled awhile back out of the freezer today and made refried beans.  Also made a big batch of pork carnita to go with them.  Was a tasty bit of eating.

Michael
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Chatter / Re: Book Chat: Fiction and Non-Fiction
« Last post by su-sew on Today at 01:28:59 AM »
I finished Middlesex- what a great book!  I can't help notice that it glosses over much of Cal's life from age 15 to 40 though it would make it much more political.

I should get the third Sidney Chambers book in a few weeks. A recent book about Balenciaga is waiting for me at my local branch.
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Chatter / Re: Book Chat: Fiction and Non-Fiction
« Last post by Pina on Today at 01:17:11 AM »
Off-the-continental breakfasts.Susan Musgrave adds a cookbook to her literary menu. “Our mistakes make the best stories,and that’s why we should not think of them as failures,” says Musgrave. Nobody should be surprised by Musgrave’s foray into food writing, for she has long embodied the maverick writer who is more attuned to Haight-Ashbury than Yonge and Bloor,a chef of sorts of the unclassified,non-university coddled,B.C. literary tradition.

Canadian author Susan Musgrave dishes on her first cookbook and gives us the scoop on her favourite recipe : Dulce De Leche Buttermilk Ice Cream.It’s a taste of Haida Gwaii,without leaving home.More down here. A Taste of Haida Gwaii is available May 2015.

My request at the library “A Taste of Haida Gwaii: Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World” by Susan Musgrave was successful.   ;)     ;D
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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Sew what are you sewing this weekend? 3
« Last post by su-sew on Today at 01:16:10 AM »
I made a second  bodice muslin for the Stitch Details Ottobre dress today. One size larger sleeves with a corresponding deeper armhole helps the snug sleeve issue, but there's still bad fit around the shoulder upper part of bodice   :( - not sure what the exact problem is - I'll take photos in daylight tomorrow - maybe someone on SG can help me figure it out.
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Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 3
« Last post by Karendee on Today at 01:09:41 AM »
Celia, the little guy's sweater is adorable on him. Great job!

Karendee
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Critiques / Re: Critique: Burda Safari Jacket fitting woes
« Last post by Karendee on Today at 01:05:34 AM »
I think the under dress or housecoat is causing the fabric to bunchup and not go smoothly over the body. I would try the top on over undergarments only.

Karendee
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