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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by CCL - February 29, 2020, 05:04:41 pm
Quote from: KathrynT on February 29, 2020, 02:16:12 pmCCL, I know you said you don't like snaps, but what about the really large ones? I made a coat for my daughter a few years ago and attached the over sized snaps with embroidery thread (6 strands) and stitched through both layers so it made a hexagon on the outside. They were decorative,  but didn't detract from the clean lines.
Your coat is really gorgeous!

KathrynT, that's a good idea too. Thank you. I used the really large snaps a couple of years ago with my blue coat (that coat was definitely not as successful as the current red one).   I felt as if the snaps weren't enough and I really needed the buttons - but it was a much heavier coat, with the flannel backed lining.

Much to ponder - I am thinking I really need to weigh all the options before I go cutting buttonholes into the front!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by KathrynT - February 29, 2020, 02:16:12 pm
CCL, I know you said you don't like snaps, but what about the really large ones? I made a coat for my daughter a few years ago and attached the over sized snaps with embroidery thread (6 strands) and stitched through both layers so it made a hexagon on the outside. They were decorative,  but didn't detract from the clean lines.
Your coat is really gorgeous!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: PatternReview "Sewing Bee"
Last post by Lisa Laree - February 29, 2020, 01:42:30 pm
Amazing. Jaw dropping.  They all did a fantastic job and I'm glad I don't have to pick the winner!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Helen M's 'As Yet Untitled...
Last post by Helen M - February 29, 2020, 10:16:30 am
My SWAP is at a standstill  :embarassed:. So far I have my coat, 2 pairs pants, one red rib knit Nikko top and one silver grey Alexi top.
 
We booked a holiday at the end of January and we leave Monday so the last couple of weeks have been taken up with alterations for things old and new for the trip. I hope to get back on track when we return!

This is the True Bias Nikko top which is a plush rib knit from Stylemaker Fabrics. It is a closer fitting top that the SA Alexi but it feels more like a RTW fit under armhole. Am pleased with it as it is the same red as my coat (an accident!) so it can be worn together.

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SWAP 2020 / Re: PatternReview "Sewing Bee"
Last post by Lisanne - February 29, 2020, 08:46:14 am
Here's the Gallery for the final round of the Pattern Review Sewing Bee
https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ContestGallery.pl?ContestID=345
Amazing as usual.

Results expected evening of Tuesday March 3rd.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: Demented Fairy's A-Lister ...
Last post by dementedfairy - February 29, 2020, 04:23:21 am
I have been agitated for several days as my favourite of the 2 black linen skirts did a disappearing act on me...I had to go through my whole wardrobe this morning, item by item [which at least gave me the opportunity to sort things a bit better] and eventually found it- I'd been lazy and bunged it on a hanger with a jacket over the top.
Phew!

I'm on a side track again of course with Worlds Book Day on Thursday, so I spent two evenings cutting out the complicated Laughing Moon pelisse [SO MANY pattern pieces] and getting them interfaced, pinned, and generally prepped to sew.  I'm off to get cracking now.
Here's my most recent blog post on that process, with a teaser shot of the lawn shirt with ruffled sleeve detail...

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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by dementedfairy - February 29, 2020, 04:18:06 am
@CCL I am LOVING that red coat without the buttons [unusual for me]  Just a thought if you don't like snaps [I don't either] what about fur hooks?  They are like fancy trouser bars and sort of click into place, quite secure and neat.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: CCL's Sew-Along SWAP - Fa...
Last post by CCL - February 28, 2020, 03:03:49 pm
I am letting the decision "to button or not to button" marinate on the coat.  I find I am wearing the coat anyway without the buttonholes, so I am just going to take my time.  I did take a page from Morzel's post and went ahead and catch-stitched the facing to the front along the pocket seamline all the way to the hem in the hopes of anchoring the front a bit.

So it's on to cutting out the striped jersey dress. Fabric:

Sawyer Brook jersey

I am going with this dress idea from my 2018 SWAP sewing - basically a mashup up of Style Arc Alexi -extended to dress length with flare - with the neckline from OOP V8615:

SWAP Dress Print 1 Front -

Hopefully it will work in the stripe.  I barely have enough fabric - and matching the stripes on the sleeves will be a real challenge.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Morzel - February 28, 2020, 06:37:42 am
My sewing is not taking a straight path... instead of moving on to the SWAP jacket after having completed my trial run, I decided to do more work concerning those velvet pants. Up to now I had two pants patterns to turn to: a wider legged pant (24cm lower circumference) with a looser fit at the top for e.g. linen pants, and a close fitting jeans pattern (20cm). Both patterns don't seem right for the velvet - the jeans pattern feels too close fitting for a fabric like velvet, and the velvet seems too stiff for the wider legged pants pattern. So I created an in-between pattern, with 22cm circumference and also an in-between fit in the upper section. I muslined it with some stiffer curtain fabric, and as I am still shying away from moving towards the velvet, I decided to sew it up in corduroy first. Got some black in stash (yeah for stash using!)...
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - February 27, 2020, 02:45:01 pm
It is a lovely coat, @CCL

Great looking leggings @indigotiger
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