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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - March 07, 2020, 09:29:09 am
I made some black trousers but haven't photographed them yet. I have been wearing them though, so perhaps laundry first then photos :-)

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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by warpjr1965 - March 06, 2020, 06:21:25 am
Everyone has been busy!

I have been missing in action. No real reason, I just haven't felt like sewing. Hopefully today that will change, the sun is out, I have the day off, and I have a little plan to hem up some of my knits with my NEW Coverstitch machine! Hopefully end of day I'll have 3 finished items.  :D
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by Susan in Saint John - March 06, 2020, 06:00:02 am
Thank you for the clarification.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Morzel - March 06, 2020, 05:58:49 am
Thanks, @Lisanne , I looked up your link and eventually found a nice (a bit long, but very thorough) video on the armhole seam :  :clickhere:  I don't know why I never thought to search for info. But that's  what I like about SG: someone knows!

I got a transparent silk chiffon lying here, so the pretreatment with gelatine and the french seams - even at an armhole - is going to be done to that piece eventually!

Almost finished on another navy blue dress - not a shift, but an altered Cambie dress. Lacks a hem and sleeves.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Grace's Santorini SWAP
Last post by GraceNZ - March 06, 2020, 01:54:48 am
Finishing this SWAP was always going to be a challenge, given how late I joined in. But now I have realised that 2 and a half weeks in April are school holidays! This puts a bit of a spanner in the works. I will see how much I get done but it isn't looking promising.

I've also being mulling over my final piece. What my wardrobe really need is a handbag. Its not really a garment but it would be sewn from multiple pattern pieces so maybe it fits the rules...?
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by indigotiger - March 05, 2020, 02:17:40 pm
sorry for the delay in my response, I had some difficulty with my computer line and only had it repaired yesterday...
Susan asked:
QuoteJust wondering, if bra-making could be my new technique and a bra could be one of my SWAP garments.  It could be worn under all the tops probably.  However, I'm not sure how I would handle the photos.
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Alas, I must say that unless you are planning on wearing the bra as outerwear, it doesn't make an appropriate SWAP component. I recalled now that I did mention this earlier in the discussion of the rules, in reference to a query about a camisole:
QuoteWhile a garment that is worn only as underwear (such as a bra) would not be acceptable, a garment (such as a camisole) that can and will be worn as outerwear with multiple other garments (ie skirts/jackets) in your SWAP as well as an underlayer with other garments (ie dresses) in your SWAP is acceptable for a "garment that is worn with every outfit".
Perhaps at some point there could be a lingerie SWAP challenge, but again, not sure about the photo sharing aspect. That said, you have my congratulations on learning such an impressive new technique!!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: PatternReview "Sewing Bee"
Last post by Lisanne - March 05, 2020, 02:14:07 pm
Hurrah, the right person is the overall winner, tho all the entrants were amazing.
https://sewing.patternreview.com/blog?s=2636213
I think from some of her comments that she isn't usually a member of a sewing community, so she just doesn't know how very good she is  :D
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Lisanne - March 05, 2020, 11:48:26 am
Quote from: Morzel on March 05, 2020, 02:48:59 amOnly the sleeve was sewn in the regular way, as I could not imagine doing such a curved seam with that technique - do people do that?

Actually an armhole seam is not difficult to sew with a french seam.
A french seam works out well when the doubled part of the seam allowances is inside the final position of the curve.
What causes problems is when the the doubled part of the seam allowances is supposed to lie outside the finished final seam, as in the underarm of a cut-on sleeve.
I have a post on curved french seams.
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com/2014/04/14/french-seam-mock-french-seam/
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Demented Fairy's A-Lister ...
Last post by dementedfairy - March 05, 2020, 10:49:21 am
World Book Day 2020, me as Anne Lister [Gentleman Jack] in my Laughing Moon pelisse over two SWAP garments [ha ha you still can't see them lol]
Here's the blog post and here's a couple of pics to whet your appetites...just don't look too closely I sewed the entire thing since Saturday!

   
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Morzel - March 05, 2020, 02:48:59 am
@mahgret  thats a mistake I could have made... you start to look around at the right size buttons, and then click through to others and completly forget about size...

I sewed up the silk blouse on monday, and it was a charm to work with. The gelatine treatment work wonders - I highly recommend it, if you are willing to wash your silk, that is. The fabric is not stiff, just a bit firmer. Makes for nice baby hem finishes as well... so I sewed up slippery silk for the first time and did so with french seams (which I have never done before, it never felt neccessary and I don't really care about inside looks). Only the sleeve was sewn in the regular way, as I could not imagine doing such a curved seam with that technique - do people do that? How do you ease in that case?
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