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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by Melinda_B - July 14, 2020, 04:28:28 am
Quote from: stephaniecan on July 11, 2020, 07:09:59 pmWe had such a heat wave this week that I couldn't put on my garments, but will make a point of taking the photos this week.

Whereas I'll be taking photos inside with the heating turned up!   ;D
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by stephaniecan - July 11, 2020, 07:09:59 pm
That sounds great, @indigotiger

I'm not really competitive at the best of times, so I am happy to just have a show and tell.

We had such a heat wave this week that I couldn't put on my garments, but will make a point of taking the photos this week.

@dementedfairy Would love to see your work! And the masks! I am starting to acclimate to wearing a mask and it just feels like my civic duty, but there is still a tinge of depressing associated with the mask wearing...
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - July 11, 2020, 10:49:15 am
That would be brill @dementedfairy !
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by dementedfairy - July 11, 2020, 07:54:08 am
Hi all!  I sort of bowed out as I knew I wouldn't get finished...then popped back to see I'm not alone.  The Bell's palsy has made me reluctant to get on with photos [not to mention hair horror] but I think I can cope with taking some for sharing purposes...maybe with a mask on! [I've made some cute ones lol]

Looking forward to sharing
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - July 10, 2020, 04:52:46 am
OK will try to do some photos!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by indigotiger - July 09, 2020, 08:19:54 pm
I tried to set up a poll to ask if folks were wanting to vote for a SWAP winner, or not, but could not make the interface let me do that... My opinion is that it would be easier and more fun to just to a show and tell via the gallery here. I am going to set a deadline for photos to be posted by the end of the last weekend in July (26th) which gives everyone at least two weeks to get images they like...

As I mentioned earlier, the photo guidelines are: one photo of the whole grouping (taken all together, not a composite), at least one showing clothing "as worn" on whoever the SWAP is for, and a photo showing what the new thing you learned is, if it is a technique or detail, (if it is a particular fabric new to you, then maybe a photo of just the garment(s) using that fabric. You can have between 6 to 12 photos. Dragonlady has asked that you "name the images with their own username, the name of their SWAP, and preferably a number showing how they want them to appear in the category.  For instance: LuzClara10wildcard.jpg"
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by Helen M - July 06, 2020, 07:35:47 am
A great idea Ruthie!

I bowed out early on but would be happy post my meagre 4 items + 1RTW.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - July 06, 2020, 12:18:46 am
No progress on photos, maybe I should just wear an outfit each day and get a quick shot taken.
So perhaps today I hang everything on the fence and take a photo.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by stephaniecan - July 05, 2020, 11:54:05 am
@CCL I like the 6-GRUNT idea, although it could end up being gruelling. :) It's a neat idea.

@indigotiger I am happy with either voting or no voting, so I don't want to influence others' preferences, but am simply happy to make stuff that I'll wear. It might be easier on everyone to skip voting this year.

As for the new techniques...mine ended up being working with knits, which I did in a perfunctory and not entirely successful way, so am I allowed to blur the photos? :D
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - what is 'finis...
Last post by CCL - July 05, 2020, 06:15:49 am
Ruthie, what a super idea!  I would really love to see what others have made.  I only got 6 items done, but since social distancing, my clothing needs are radically different and I kind of lost heart. (and of course, not that I need any clothing.)

It's not really SWAP related, but yesterday, after using an embroidery design on my machine as part of patching the busted out knees on some old jeans - I thought a 6-PAC (though it probably should be named something like 6-GRUNT (Garments Really Using New Techniques) based entirely on new techniques (or never explored sewing machine features) would be interesting.  Adding that  "R"  is so that saying the acronym would mimic the sound made when working on the new tool/technique.

I have been thinking I'd like to invest in a pin tucking presser foot, for example, and could see a 6-GRUNT that would include a couple of pin-tucked items, maybe a corded button hole using the button hole attachment, several garments an embroidery stitch, that kind of thing.  Maybe 6 is too ambitious and it should be a 3-GRUNT.

 It might be fun, or not.
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