warpjr1965 - you are making great progress, keep up the good work!
Mahgret - I am so sorry that you were injured, that must have been really scary! Glad that you will be healing without further issues, and hope that you have good pain medicine and get your fingers back as good as new! KathrynT - while I am sad that you won't be a "finalist" it sounds as if you are already a winner in that the SWAP has given you good additions to your wardrobe..
Melinda - as my friends here would say to me "just keep sewing, just keep sewing..."
Ruthie - I'm really looking forward to seeing your whole SWAP put together in one place...
I finished my teal/turquoise pinafore, and aside from it being rather more loosely fitting than I'd prefer, it is a good addition to my wardrobe. Next up will be either a grey linen pinafore, or a very simple floral popover top...
I also realised that I can frankenpattern my way into a chore coat, by using my TNT straight front blouse pattern to get the crucial shoulder/armsceye zone correct, and simply increase the length, and make sure that the sleeves are wide enough to wear over other garments. This feels much more doable than starting with an entirely new to me pattern. I can however, use all the pocketing details etc to get the chore coat "look". I just might be able to finish SWAP in time
Last post by warpjr1965 - June 14, 2020, 07:13:32 am
Quick comment to myself. Coat will not get done. its OK, its June and I want to hold that til the fall. Realized I can only handle so much mustard on one garment, the Farrow is fine as it leans more toward brown, but the other fabric I have is very golden, and will not work as a dress, as I type I am just going to knock that item out altogether. It will work much better as separates.
Last post by warpjr1965 - June 14, 2020, 07:09:59 am
Oh no Mahgret!! I'm glad it was only a few stitches and not worse!
I finished one item waiting for hems, and got going on finishing another. Should be able to start the Farrow dress today, and am re-working some simple ideas to get some more mustard in the collection, even if it is only one piece.
Last post by KathrynT - June 13, 2020, 01:14:30 am
I'm not going to finish. One of my "goes with everything" jackets doesn't go with everything. My wardrobe really is divided into 2 sections. Jewel tones and black, and what I think of as softer colours. Most aren't soft at all, things like denim and dark grey. I've tried putting the dark grey jacket on with black pants, but end up taking it off every time. I know there is still time to make something else, but I have lost motivation. I have enjoyed the motivation to follow some new paths and made far more than the "11". I look forward to seeing others collections.
I've been sewing in spurts, but currently doing something themed around navy. I have pulled a black RTW top out of my existing closet, and with that I can make enough combos to have a SWAP though I wouldn't have sewn the silk.
@indigotiger please only sew for SWAP if it brings you joy. I would love to see the teal pinafore, but only if you want to make it. There is no compulsion to complete the SWAP just because you are organising it.