Last post by treefrog - February 21, 2021, 10:55:57 pm
@kowgiirl.up To be honest, I haven't thought that far ahead In past years there was a contest gallery setup in which you could create a folder for your entries. In the interim, if you want, you could set up personal gallery for your entry, or add them to your thread.
Last post by Hilda Rose - February 21, 2021, 03:27:12 pm
Good but bad news: Lots of sewing being done, but all non-SWAP & mostly non-Me.
Thanks to 5kg weight loss, I found a suitable RTW dress in the closet to wear to the funeral. No rushed sewing required, phew 😌! I still plan to make the Valentina dress but not for SWAP - it's on my 2021 Sewing Wish List.
We've finally been able to have "Christmas in February" with 2 sets of good friends. We traveled back home this year to see our actual families for Christmas, but usually have Christmas & Boxing Day with our friends if no one comes to us. Lockdown in January & me being too sick delayed things. Anyway, I had ordered slogan t-shirts and finally made: * 8 x boxer shorts. Used 5 different patterns depending on size and style. Only hiccup was a drafting error with McCall's 6848 (the newest pattern!). The front side curves way lower/longer than the back although the inseam is correct. Same error on both the shorts & romper pieces.
For my Kids who keep growing! * Finished a set of summer pjs for DS * 2 x shorts for very tall + skinny DD & her bestie who's the same build.
Selfish sewing (finished 1/2 made items that can't count towards SWAP): * I2S Crystal Cove Cami - wearable toile. Will add 1-1.5" extra length at waist for SWAP version. * K3614 - wearable toile, Navy Sateen Shorts. Still need to take in the inseam more and write up adjustment notes. Overall this pattern has promise, but won't work in denim for SWAP.
Uni starts today & I have 1, possibly 2 formal/prom dresses to make by end of May for close friends' daughters. 2nd dress depends on availability of desired-colour fabric. Although I will say no to making the Mother of the Bride outfit, I'm not sure if SWAP is doable. Maybe a 1/2 Monty? We'll see...
Last post by kowgiirl.up - February 20, 2021, 04:45:05 pm
I'm going to jump in real quick to say I have been stalled by buttons, honey-do's, power outages and drifting to fabric websites dreaming like others. My buttons for my cardigan came in a week ago so today I was able to spend a little time on it. Hopefully I will make more progress tomorrow.
Great commments @CCL. Your thoughts about going back and finishing things are interesting. I spent this morning imagining new things and looking at fabric online and then in the end I've settled on going back to finishing what I've started. I think maybe it's just this whole year that has put things in perspective, made it important to stay the course? Maybe I'm thinking too much, as usual! It's fun to dream of new things but it's also satisfying to work through one's original ideas.
Am also feeling the pull to start spring/summer sewing. Must be the lengthening days, although the impulse is peculiar given that we're still in winter here for at least another 1.5-2 months. Something about the light though signals the change to come.
Love the dress @LillieT and I agree with @CCL about the harmony of your colour palette.
Last post by indigotiger - February 20, 2021, 01:27:24 am
The mojo is low, not just for sewing... but I've almost finished putting together a new rain capelet. Hopefully this weekend I'll manage to cut out edge binding for it, as finishing the edges is all that remains incomplete.
Last weekend we lost power here in the destructive snow and ice storms, and while I couldn't do much, I did start on a second, faster, handknit cardigan.