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SWAP 2021 / Re: Luz Clara's "Cut it out an...
Last post by luz clara - December 02, 2020, 11:46:33 am
In the frenzy of packing up my sewing stuff I found my collection of vintage and modern passementerie, embellishments, fringe, etc etc and my yearning for a Balenciaga - style toreador jacket has been reborn. My bullfighting career never got off the ground, so I don't need any toreador style outfits but an embellished coat is  putting itself together in my mind. It would be a good and wild "wild card" for a SWAP, I'd say.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by crazyquilter - December 02, 2020, 07:26:23 am
I would have to say that the 2019 SWAP was my favorite, because for the first time I actually got something sewn.  I sewed four garments, all of which are in constant use. I wore one of them on Sunday and the outfit felt so me. I nearly finished a fifth garment before I ran out of steam on that SWAP.  I think the color requirement of that year was problematic for me since I was mostly sewing from stash.

I loved the 2020 rules and my plan, but I ran afoul on my first muslin.  I badly wanted a TNT boxy top pattern and got frustrated when the one I was trying didn't fit after three or four tries. 

I think I'm going for something between those two plans this year, starting with a new top pattern, the Sew Liberated Strata Top, which I have printed and cut out.  This is about the simplest type of top there is, so surely I can get a pattern to fit.  I'm hoping to make a muslin this week.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by indigotiger - December 02, 2020, 01:23:20 am
It does my heart good to read that folks found last years rules to be good...

I'm still not sure what I will be making, but since this years rules state "These garments may or may not co-ordinate with each other, but should dovetail into your existing wardrobe." I'm not much worried. I seem to be incapable of making things that don't coordinate, since I only have five basic colors in my wardrobe.

Not sure if I will in fact knit a cardigan, but I did bribe myself and ordered both a new knitting pattern AND new yarn to go with it. I chose the gorgeous new lopapeysa-style pattern "Mandelbrot" (designed to evoke the concept of fractals)
and picked out some chocolate brown Lettlopi for the main color, with black sheep off black, a deep turquoise, and a murky taupe for the patterning... I always feel a bit planetary when I order yarn from afar, this is coming from Iceland! Why mostly brown yarn?... because I have two brown pinafores, and no knitted sweater to coordinate. Last year, for the first time in decades, I knit myself two wool sweaters: an indigo lopapeysa in a modern design, and a V-neck pullover in a kind of dark dark turqoise/black oilslick color, and I have enjoyed wearing them very much
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Grasshopper - December 01, 2020, 08:44:54 pm
Quote from: mahgret on December 01, 2020, 05:32:50 pmI too liked last years SWAP best although I got ill and never took the photos so I just have a bunch of bathroom mirror selfies.  I think last year I finally concentrated on what I like to wear instead of making items that fit some sort of sewing goal.

I looked back over last year's rules and the plans I made. I do still like those rules a lot and they make a lot of sense for my everyday wardrobe since I usually wear the same type of bottom most days. Ugh! More thinking and pondering to be done. I do know that I want this year's collection to be accurate for what I like to wear, which seems to have changed quite a bit.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by mahgret - December 01, 2020, 05:32:50 pm
I too liked last years SWAP best although I got ill and never took the photos so I just have a bunch of bathroom mirror selfies.  I think last year I finally concentrated on what I like to wear instead of making items that fit some sort of sewing goal.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by warpjr1965 - December 01, 2020, 05:12:22 pm
yea i can't figure out how to fix them. Stupid technology
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by kowgiirl.up - December 01, 2020, 01:52:13 pm
Quote from: warpjr1965 on December 01, 2020, 11:17:35 amLast year's was my favorite SWAP, I wear almost all the items, I even have 2 on right now!


Wendy, your pics are sideways. I can almost see up your shirt  :rotfl: The pics I post from my phone do that. At least they give me a good neck stretch looking at them :)
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Autumn 2020 6-Pack / Re: Autumn 2020 Loosey Goosey ...
Last post by kowgiirl.up - December 01, 2020, 01:45:29 pm
Yippee @Turquoise. There was no grass growing under your feet for sure with you getting all 6 done and done very well! I do love how you were able to "salvage" that one top. I'm thinking I might try my hand at salvaging the flutter sleeve top.

@Susan in Saint John, how cool err, warm to have a coat you made and actually wear. I feel that is a huge accomplishment. I'm little jealous!

Let's sew on ladies!  :applause2:
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Autumn 2020 6-Pack / Re: Autumn 2020 Loosey Goosey ...
Last post by Turquoise - December 01, 2020, 01:19:10 pm
I just realised I did actually sew 6 things in the time frame, I think that's a first for me. I've put them together in a collage.

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Autumn 2020 6-Pack / Re: Autumn 2020 Loosey Goosey ...
Last post by Turquoise - December 01, 2020, 12:46:55 pm
@Susan in Saint John - finishing a coat is a big deal  :applause2: even better that you are getting so much pleasure from it.

As @kowgiirl.up said this 6-PAC was all about getting sewing again and I think collectively we've had a lot of success with that.  Even if we just got fabrics out of the stash and started planning or started thinking about sewing that's a start  :)

I definitely feel better having got back in the sewing room and seeing other people in the group sewing.
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