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SWAP 2019 / Re: Crazyquilter's Dream SWAP ...
Last post by crazyquilter - March 09, 2019, 02:04:04 pm
It looks like I may have finally gotten the other photo to post.  This will be comfortable in the summer as it's made of a thin 100% cotton.

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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Lisanne - March 09, 2019, 01:52:48 pm
Another attractive dress from Crazy Quilter (and where does the jacket come from !)
And I love that idea for crochet braid trim, so versatile.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: Crazyquilter's Dream SWAP ...
Last post by crazyquilter - March 09, 2019, 12:34:41 pm
I don't seem to be able to post my other photos, so I'll come back and see if things are better.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: Crazyquilter's Dream SWAP ...
Last post by crazyquilter - March 09, 2019, 12:29:25 pm
Hurray!  Item two is finished, or at least finished enough that I wore it yesterday.  I planned to put a second, longer ruffle under the first, but can't decide whether I want to go ahead and to that or keep it as it is. I took some photos as I was sewing the drawstring casings if anyone would like to see them.

This is the same pattern as my black dress above, so the drawstrings can be adjusted to suit my whim.

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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by stephaniecan - March 09, 2019, 08:46:29 am
I don't like to refer to anything as dated, as I think of style as personal (and why not continue to wear something that is "out of date" if you like it and it suits you!), but I know what Elizabeth means. For sure, skinnies are still "in" and aren't going anywhere in many places. I can't see girls and women where I live dropping them anytime soon. That said, I am starting to see a gradual shift towards high-waist cigarette or straight leg pants, or even some wider leg styles, which has already been happening in Europe for a while. I am in Italy four or five times a year, so I have been watching the shift over the last couple of years. It usually takes about five years for North America to "catch up." That said, I never change my style to fit whatever is going on in Italy, because I live in a totally different context and climate and also I don't change my wardrobe or style every year. At most, I add in new details to create a subtle shift in style.  I do embrace a change in pant styles though as I rather like straight-leg and high waist styles. I'd most like to see covered ankles again, however, which doesn't seem to be coming anytime soon. The majority of styles still seem to be cropped or ankle grazers.

It's a interesting question, debate, but as always style is about the wearer more than the garment, I think.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by warpjr1965 - March 09, 2019, 08:38:17 am
Quote from: Morzel on March 09, 2019, 02:08:40 amWendy, interesting, the Style arc pants looks rather like a leggins, whereas the Jalie looks like a pants pattern.

Eva, yes, the patterns really call for different fabrics. The Style Arc pants call for bengaline, and yes, are rather like leggings.  The Jalie are pull on jeans that call for woven material with a 25% stretch. The whole cut is more like pants than the Elles.

I have completely scrapped this idea of merging them, and am just going with the Jalie jeans, although the fabric I've chosen is a ponte, which is very stretchy, compared with the stretch twill I used last time. I will have to baste and adjust as I go.

About skinny pants and whether they are in or out, I agree with Lisanne that this may be regional. I was traveling east recently, to DC, and the fashions there are very different from the midwest, skinny pants, menswear inspired shoes, trim blazers. Not here! (although skinny ponte pants are all over the place.)
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Lisanne - March 09, 2019, 04:28:36 am
Quote from: ejvc on March 05, 2019, 05:36:29 amI think waterfall jackets are very dated as are the super skinny jeans now.

Perhaps this is an area of fashion where there are local differences.  As I like waterfall jackets and slim pants I tend to notice them with approval  ;D

Here's a new 'waterfall' jacket from Marcy Tilton
https://voguepatterns.mccall.com/v9358

This is a university area and nearly everyone wears slim pants / jeggings.
There's a new pattern for them from Katherine Tilton
https://butterick.mccall.com/b6668
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Morzel - March 09, 2019, 02:08:40 am
Wendy, interesting, the Style arc pants looks rather like a leggins, whereas the Jalie looks like a pants pattern. So does the STyle arc pattern calls for more stretch than the Jalie?! And how are you going to morph those two together?

Stretch is really tricky - I sewed up my TNT pants pattern in February (maybe I am going to include it in SWAP, not sure yet). The pattern is tried for non-stretch. The double-woolcrepe I used did have a bit of stretch to it. The pants legs were hanging strangely in the back... So I took out a 3cm dart on the upper inseam of the pattern and voila! The pants (made up a second time in the wool crepe) looks good.

Stephanie - glad to hear you are progressing. The sweater looks beautiful with all its colours - I like stripes!

Indigotiger - your sweater as well is going to be beautiful! I like blue, and all those blues combined for this graphic pattern as a yoke looks great. AND it counts as a basic, not as a pattern! So this way you are fine with the number of patterned items, aren't you?

Melinda - how are you doing? Your AC top looks to be great. I actually like it with the stencilling already...

Elizabeth - interesting, you think super skinny and waterfall cardigan a dated look. I never liked super skinny and it is true, they are less and less seen, as is the waterfall cardi. But I still like the look of the later... well, I am not in my 20s anymore, so I don't have to look up-to-date!  :D
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by stephaniecan - March 08, 2019, 06:25:50 pm
The skirt looks great, Morzel. I have that pattern somewhere but have never used it as I am the exact opposite of a pear. I don't know why it has taken me 8000 years to realize that I have no hips. If I can find the pattern I should give it to a good home. My limited experience with Sewaholic patterns though was quite positive -I made the Minoru jacket with great success.

Still no sewing from me but five days until my no weight-bearing period ends. I have completed about 80 per cent of my striped sweater, so some progress has been made. I think I'm going to cut out a shirt this weekend.

Wendy Interesting that both of those patterns fit you. That is something to analyze!

Melinda: Hope your recovery is going smoothly.
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Site News and Announcements / Re: Woo hoo! The RC1 is releas...
Last post by DragonLady - March 08, 2019, 06:07:58 pm
Quote from: Susan in Saint John on March 08, 2019, 12:15:05 pmI am not getting notifications either as alerts or by email.  I did find the place to change this in my profile.  Previously I'd changed it on each topic I wanted to follow.


Double check  your settings to make sure you're getting either alerts or emails (one or the other must be checked), and the email address in your profile is correct.
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