Last post by fzxdoc - September 01, 2020, 07:10:05 am
Mahgret, what a terrible ordeal you've been through. I hope you're feeling better and continue to do well on the road back to being completely healthy again. It's a long and arduous journey. I wish you well.
CCL, I was so happy to see your new dress! It's beautiful! I got a chance to see everything on your photo hosting site, and marveled at the close-up details. Such great work you do! Teriffic eye candy!
Last post by fzxdoc - August 31, 2020, 06:56:01 am
I'm happy to see you're still sewing, @CCL , and sewing so beautifully, as usual. That linen/rayon blend will be comfortable to wear as we move into Indian Summer days. I can see it layered with a long vest too. What a great job you did with it!
I'm eager to see the wool crepe gauze version when you finish that project.
I agree with you about the "treat masks like you treat underwear" philosophy.
I have not sewn a single mask. For the family, I purchased two GIR masks for each member. Since they are silicone, they wash and dry quickly and can be sterilized in the dishwasher or microwave. I also purchased a supply of the GIR filters for everyone. Then, to save money, I purchased some Wypeall Brand wipes that are super inexpensive, cut them to fit. I stick them in place with double sided tape. Two layers of the wipes is effective down to 0.3 microns, as good as any non-N95 mask worn by hospital personnel. (Wypeall wipes are great disposable filters for cloth masks too.) That said, we all use the GIR filters pretty much exclusively.
ETA: After I posted this, I scrolled through your whole topic here, @CCL. Talk about a feast for the eyes. Each project is perfect, with just the right fabric selected for it. Of course I had seen them all as you originally posted them, but I thoroughly enjoyed the revisit. What a pleasure it must be to wear your sewn wardrobe.
I've been MIA, mostly dealing with current events here - sewing masks, then sewing more masks (read somewhere that cloth masks should be treated just like underwear - clean one every day - so basically have sewn a week's worth for family), and just trying to keep on. But Niece was a bad influence and I bought some linen/rayon blend and started sewing again - just the one thing - but am happy.
Of course, it has nothing to do with the SWAP I planned, but it's sewing and I am happy to have it completed. Thinking about making another in the wool crepe gauze that I had targeted for a pendleton 49er first draft as part of my SWAP - so that's my rationale for posting here.
Basically, I took a Vogue shirt/blouse pattern I had been making up for my niece and once sized for me as a sleeveless garden shirt. Lengthened it, eliminated the collar and just used the stand. Did the seams as flat felled so that everything on the inside is finished.
Here it is on Emily. I will try to get "on person" shot later.
Oh Mahgret hope you're feeling a bit brighter now. My Bell's is much improved, mainly [we think] due to the amount of smiles and laughs our new kitten provokes. I still haven't taken any photos though, or felt like finishing up my supplies of fabric bought for scrubs, or sewing up any of the things I hopefully cut out...or even making my masks ready for returning to work. Returning to work is in fact consuming all of my thoughts right now, not in a good way. The re opening of schools is not going to be pretty, despite every possible precaution, and the government's prevaricating makes it even more worrying. I think sewing will go back to being therapy very soon...
Last post by GraceNZ - August 27, 2020, 05:19:09 pm
Well after my last post my sewjo completely fled. I have 1 half done dress and I haven't started on either of the others. Its nice to see I was not alone in this lack of completion.
I have just dug out my sewing machine and sewed 2 masks (how very 2020) and so now I am hoping to complete the rest of the SWAP. The pieces I have done are great and currently form the back bone of my wardrobe. I am sold on this idea of sewing in collections now.
Hopefully everyone is well, and I'll be reading through the threads to see what everyone else did later
Last post by sliderule - August 27, 2020, 07:38:51 am
I don't post much, but I'm having the same experience. I'm only sewing masks (plus a sleeping cushion for a sick cat). I'm hoping my motivation will come back, but right now I don't seem to want to think about anything.
Last post by DragonLady - August 26, 2020, 08:24:01 pm
I struggle right now to find anything to talk about. The world is so upside down and there's so much crazy goin' 'round that I just find myself feeling a bit "silenced" by it all.
Also, while I did make myself a few items a while back, I haven't been sewing much. I've been doing a lot of cooking, painting, and spending time in Second Life. I keep thinking I should be learning some new skills or something (cake decorating, maybe?) but nothing has really made me feel very enthusiastic.
Last post by Lisa Laree - August 26, 2020, 04:19:31 pm
I think a lot of it has to do with the general craziness of the world right now; sewing has kind of taken a back burner for me...except for sewing masks, which is not much fun to talk about. And I'm really not even doing much of that, but I'm determined to sew up the fabric I bought for it and give away as many as possible. But the masks are easier to find at retail now, so it's not so much of a demand for the homesewn variety. Still...it's nice to have enough to rotate through them.