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My colors are going to be medium gray, pale blue, and white.

I already have the fabric that I want to use, and I think I've also decided on the styles.

This is what's in my collection:

--gray knit jacket/cardi
--gray knit skirt
--pale blue/white polka dotted fit and flared top
--white peplum woven top
--gray knit boot cut pants
--pale blue and white polka dotted dress

the tops go with all the bottoms and the jacket, and the dress goes with the jacket.
We went to a local weekly farmer's market this pm, I should know not to go when I'm hungry-LOL but that's where we'll be getting our fresh veggies.
Too many critters in our neighborhood, especially with the small woods behind us so without a fence a garden doesn't do very well.

Our latest creatures are coyotes, we're in walking distance of the town center and the main highway but coyotes are living in the woods behind us (we think that is where they are living). They've been sighted almost every evening at dusk. One just sat & stared at me when I took his photo (I was up on our deck, it is on the 2nd floor from the back of our house but first floor in the front, if that makes sense), but it was too dark for photo to come out. I don't want them harmed, they are beautiful but I'm worried because they don't seem afraid of humans & that makes them dangerous, we've been warning neighbors to keep pets inside & watch the children.
My husband likes to walk thru the woods, and of course if I tell him don't do it he'll just get stubborn, so I tell him to carry something and to act loud & big if he sees one to scare it. This is the time of year they could have puppies and why they are more brazen looking for food.
Fabrics / Re: Sewing four-ply silk crepe
« Last post by Andromache on Today at 02:42:06 AM »
Thanks, everyone!

Yeah, I am familiar with the whole lumps and bumps experience from the bias cut crepe de chine dress I made.  So I'll be sure to pay attention to that!

I'm going to draft my own pattern, but I haven't designed it or even sketched it out yet.  It's going to be bias cut with interesting seaming and have a full skirt, probably flaring out below hip level.  I thought I would line it in either silk habotai or silk charmeuse, though I'm not sure which yet.  I won't have any underlining, since that would defeat the point of the bias cut.

Also, I love Mrs. Mole's blog!  Thanks for that!  It makes me so thankful every day that I am not some crazy Bridezilla!
Site News and Announcements / Re: 2014 Contribution Drive
« Last post by DragonLady on Today at 02:38:25 AM »
Bumping.  It's the first of the month again, and a whole year since I posted the thread telling everyone SG might be forced to become a subscription site.

Since then, we've managed to bring in enough to keep the hosting fees and technical aspects of the site paid for.  However, we're still not garnering enough contributions to pay me a regular wage.  Let's see if we can meet my goal of receiving contributions from a full 20% of the active membership this year.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Summer 2014 6PAC (May-July) sew-along
« Last post by redside on Today at 01:51:40 AM »
OK, I managed to make five items for my rust-themed 6 pack, some more successful than others:
1) Rust pants
2) a rust silk jacket
3) a colorful cotton striped shirt
4) a seersucker top, refashioned from a Goodwill camp shirt
5) a rust cardigan refashioned from a man's pullover sweater.

Rustcomposite by reddoubletwo, on Flickr

Unfortunately, I don't have a good photo of the sweater, but you can see a bit of it in my new photo.
My sewing machine is on a regular desk, shallow drawers on both sides with enough under-drawer space to slide a flip-top tote tray.

I use a wheeled, gateleg craft table for my worktable - cutting/pinning/pressing/thinking/laying ideas out. It's usually fully open, sometimes only half open. When I clean between projects, I put both sides down and wheel it out of the way. Otherwise, I have an eclectic collection of curb-side rescue or yard sale drawer units and a craig's list wardrobe in my seiwng corner. Overflow fabric is all over the house in various pieces of furniture or plastic tubs.
Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Summer 2014 6PAC (May-July) sew-along
« Last post by flutter-by on Today at 01:31:05 AM »
My white jeans had an unfortunate run in with the serger knife and are still sitting in a pile on the floor...I'll get back to them eventually, when I'm not quite so annoyed with them/myself. I hope to get pictures of my other 5 items this weekend.

1. light teal blazer
2. royal blue summer jacket
3. light blue, royal blue, purple ITY knit top
4. white knit + lace tee
5. multi-color floral print tee

Sewing Machines / Re: Coverstitch quandry
« Last post by PattiH on Today at 12:56:56 AM »
I just did a quick search on Ebay.  Sharp Sewing has a pretty fair reputation.

Here some binders that would work:

This is a downturn feller for doing hems.  This is a one inch, but they come in other sizes -

Patterns and Instructions / Re: Style Arc Patterns 7
« Last post by Sewshopper on Today at 12:36:37 AM »
Skye, please tell me about your Merino pants.  How is the fabric constructed?

I got 3 pieces of merino knit for tops last winter and lived in a couple of them.  They were so warm & comfy.  Want to know what you use for pants.

Machine Sewing / Re: adjusting bodice for SBA with darts & princess seam
« Last post by su-sew on Today at 12:11:46 AM »
I just took away an additional 1/4 inch at the bodice only- the skirt SA is 5/8.
I'm 5 4 1/2" /163 cm with short legs and arms.
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