All - so impressed by everyone's stick-to-it attitude - through injury, isolation, change in clothing needs, and new, COVID- related responsibilities.
Your garments are lovely. Congratulations to everyone, thank you to IndigoTiger for hosting, Mahgret for her wonderful FiestaWare and joy inspiration, Demented Faery, Stephanie, Wendy, Melinda, Susan, Lianne - and everyone else who is particiating - for their dedication to our shared love of sewing - I have enjoyed seeing everyone's progress and comments.
I have had a hard time actually sewing garments this year - for various reasons - but have been so inspired by everyone's persistence and creative wardrobe additions.
Like many, the SWAP I had planned and my evolving clothing needs are no longer a match. I was going to plug along as I usually do, sticking with my plan but with sewing stretched out over the year(s). However, I think I need to be more honest with myself, ditch my plan and sew comfortable clothes for "home."
Edited to Add: Enjoyed seeing Medea's thoughts and Ruthie's entire collection as well - any one else I missed. In past years I so enjoyed the camaraderie of all the folks sewing along. Hope that it can again happen in future years.
@indigotiger Your sewing is so beautiful, so I have enjoyed seeing everything (but am sorry that you didn't quite make it in the end as I would love to see the whole collection together).
I didn't think I would make it and I only made it because I (for a change) made a sensible decision and whipped up a scoop neck top in a pretty colour right after I finished work yesterday. I thereby also managed to get the buttons on the woven shirt I had finished the day before. Finishing isn't important, but in this context it gave me a boost and reminded me how much I enjoy sewing and want to do more of it (and have an ample stash to accommodate that desire!).
Now to the photos, which will be challenging for me. I'll try to come up with an innovative solution to get better shots than usual even though I am alone.
I might will not make it... I finished my grey linen pinafore sometime after 9PM, and while I had decided this morning that the try-to-get-SWAP-done item would be a pair of dark grey knit loose leggings, probably the quickest item in my TNT list, I decided that 10PM was not the best time to begin a new project, however easy. I am quite happy with all my SWAP components, all of which went into immediate rotation in my daily wardrobe, and will certainly share them here anyway.
I'm going to make it!! I just completed a top and I completed a blue shirt last night. I just need to make the buttonholes now and sew on the buttons and I'm done!! Whee!! (Although I had best go through the rules again and double check everything, but I think I'm OK.
Well I healed sufficiently to sew, I thought since I was still in pain I would use a familiar pattern. So I made Style Arc Jules tunic again in some seersucker from my stash. This seersucker is exceptionally puckery. I guess its fine for a summery shirt since I'm not having tea with the queen.
Last post by Melinda_B - June 30, 2020, 07:17:01 am
Well, it's 9.15pm on the 30th here. I'll count up my makes tomorrow (or possibly the weekend) and post them. I don't think I made enough for a SWAP, but have loved working towards it and I've achieved my goal of having more clothes to wear to work.
I've also tried several new techniques, some I'll use again, some I may not. I think I've learned something from every garment I've made this year!
Last post by warpjr1965 - June 30, 2020, 05:24:30 am
Indigotiger, I have a blog that I would be happy to post pictures on and link to here.
Last push today for a few of us, I am glad there are others who either got busy, or like me are master procrastinators! I got quite a lot of the Farrow dress sewn up yesterday, but there is still a lot to go. here is a line drawing https://grainlinestudio.com/blogs/blog/farrow-sew-along-cutting and you can see all the bias in each pattern piece. Careful as I was it still grew in places. I should be able to finish tonight after work.
Good luck everyone, and congrats to Ruthie for finishing!
just wanted to let everyone know that I am starting to think about what the photo requirements will be, and I have messaged Dragon Lady about if we can set up a Gallery here for images. (I know that I myself would be okay with simply posting my photos on my blog, but not everyone has a blog...)
I am down to the wire on having eleven pieces for my SWAP... if I finish my current sewing project, the grey linen pinafore, and somehow manage to make a final item tomorrow!