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Last post by stephaniecan - May 25, 2020, 07:43:50 am
I hope you do make the Farrow dress, Wendy. It's lovely!

I had a revelation that my new denim skirt is not that lightweight, so I could certainly wear it in the fall with a sweater and tights and boots, so why not match with my coat! I don't think I'll have time to make another tailored jacket, so I am going to go with that approach and focus on making some more blouses and trousers that are multi-seasonal. It will be a bit of a hybrid SWAP, but weather in Canada is fickle anyhow so I will forgive myself for that. An American friend always says that a summer sweater is a "very Canadian concept" and really there is some truth to that. One never knows what will happen.
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Last post by warpjr1965 - May 25, 2020, 07:17:03 am
5 weeks!
I spent the weekend in the garden, much needed. We have monday off here in the US, so maybe i'll get a few things completed. I would really like to finish the Farrow dress before the end of SWAP, but i'm really feeling unmotivated to cut and fit.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Stephanie's Affirmation SW...
Last post by stephaniecan - May 24, 2020, 10:04:09 am
OK, so I really don't know how to pull this off at this point, but I am going to do it. When I turn to sewing everything feels 'normal' and hopeful in a way it never felt before. I made a skirt yesterday, with a fabric gifted by a blog friend:



It fits a bit better with my last year's SWAP than the one I started this year, but if I keep going perhaps I can figure out a way to incorporate it. It still needs some finishing details like buttons and hemming (just pinned), but I like it so far. The pattern is from the May 2019 Burda.

I also started a sweater with moth motifs (not sure if I have written about this one). I'm likely to finish this one soon and so maybe it can be my "go with everything" item? That said, I'm thinking of making another jacket so who knows. Still five weeks left!



Smample motifs for the yoke that I am working out:



Stay well, everyone!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - May 24, 2020, 09:57:42 am
@Sew Ruthie Sews: That is exactly my feeling. I haven't been sewing in a logical way for SWAP, but there are still five weeks left so who knows! :)
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Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 24, 2020, 02:49:45 am
@indigotiger, beautiful blouse
@Susan in Saint John, sounds like you've upped your knowledge of techniques and fitting even if it doesn't result in a finished SWAP.
@boppingbeth ingbeth, I hear you on the sewing comfort clothing.
@warpjr1965 Wendy sounds like great progress being made.
@stephaniecan, I too love the things I've made myself

I haven't been sewing clothing.
I made bunting for VE day, some blinds for the conservatory, a few cloth masks.
I could do with longer shorts/culottes for the summer and some very lightweight cotton PJs.
None of this is very SWAP.
However we have until end of June, so still 5 weeks to get things finalised.
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Last post by LyndaC - May 23, 2020, 01:30:05 pm
I AGREE!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by dementedfairy - May 22, 2020, 03:02:36 pm
Hello all!  I'll be working my way slowly through everyone's progress, but I've done nothing myself for SWAP for so long I can't remember!  I can't even get myself motivated to take proper pics of the finished items which I was wearing regularly up til school closure started.  I'm flopping around, usually in pyjamas, and communicating with kids online.  Typing maths is a PAIN.
I've kept going with my scrubs sewing though, and just finished another batch for delivery to a healthcare centre, bringing my total up to 74.  Not bad!  I've got about 100m of fabric still to use too, but it's half term now, I'm bored with scrubs, so I want to clear the last bits of my SWAP which may get my mojo going again.
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Last post by stephaniecan - May 22, 2020, 07:51:40 am
@indigotiger The blouse is gorgeous! (not twee at all)! Lovely to see. I have floral blouses but none with any added emphasis.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Indigotiger's Misty Mornin...
Last post by indigotiger - May 20, 2020, 11:56:01 pm
aLmost there... I still need to take some better photos than this "hanger shot" of my new floral blouse in the closet, patiently waiting for me to sew up a new coordinating pinafore:
I was really nervous that the micro rick rack would turn out to be too twee, but I think it doesn't go over the edge into trying to dress like a child, but simply reads as emphasis
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Lisanne - May 20, 2020, 02:27:02 am
Susan in St John - I am very interested by your mention of the Alexandra Morgan fitting class
https://www.inhousepatternsstudio.com/designed-to-fit-the-bodice-block
I have a successful bodice from Brooks Ann Camper's Top Class, but I do need to add some sleeves for it to be useful - and I have unusual armholes.
Does the Alexandra Morgan class deal with that, or assume armholes are a standard shape ?
Thanks.
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