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Thank you for the further explanation, Indigotiger. I will take out the stitching and try again moving the pleats more to the side. I may try a wider piece too.
This helps a lot, Mahgret. Thank you. I wondered about just guessing at how much to add. The slashing thing seems a bit complicated and then it requires someone else to help with the measuring. I think I will do that based on my experience with Indigotiger's method.
Way to go, Ruthie, finishing another garment. I learned a new word from your post. I enjoyed googling trews and reading about them.
Good for you, Wendy! I hate ripping serging, but I have learned that it's sometimes necessary. Sewing day with a group sounds like so much fun. How many are in your group?
Last post by mahgret - January 12, 2020, 05:58:53 pm
I took more photos of fabrics today. My good sewing machine is still at the spa, I might work on pattern taping and cutting garments out tonight. I ordered two more pieces of fabric to try to get the yellow and green dishes represented. I will take photos of those when they arrive.
This is a rayon challis which I am still trying to figure out what to do with. I am thinking use my TNT pullover woven top, but include new details from my Suzy Furrer classes. This would be my new technique without fighting the fight of drafting the block from scratch.
This is a lovely blue striped cotton shirting, which is a souvenir from my Vermont vacation this summer. If you are ever in Brattleboro Vermont, stop in at Delectable Mountain cloth, they have a little shop full of nicely curated fabrics and beautiful buttons set out in cut class dishes.
Last post by warpjr1965 - January 12, 2020, 05:12:37 pm
My Elle pants are done! So simple, but I manage always to complicate things and drag them out. My serger had a fit when I basted a seam prior to serging. Sheesh. I had to pull out all those threads, and the basting thread, and re-do the seam. Sewing day with my group is next week, so I plan to cut out some projects so I can sit and serge away!
It's going to be Portugal in November as I've put a deposit on a November Douro river cruise.
Today, I put the lagenlook dress/tunic on the dressform and the go with everything Little French Jacket over it -- not a good look! Scratch that! It could work in my winter 6PAC but I am going to concentrate on garments that will work in both. Today I finished a shoulder princess tunic which works in my winter 6PAC but not in SWAP. However, I now have a TNT shoulder princess top with sleeves. I spent some time in my pattern stash looking at top patterns [avoiding trousers!]. I do plan to copy the successful sleeves to the Cashmerette Montrose but first I came across an older Peggy Sager's pattern which is a shoulder princess with a curved button opening in the centre panel. I've drafted a new centre panel. I need to trace off the remaining pieces and then cut it out. I have some washed silk dupioni with a permanent centre crease line which I can work around easily and I did find some OK buttons in stash.
I have started the Brooks Ann Camper Skirt Skills course. She is strongly encouraging us to make a pencil skirt. I hope I can nail the fit because such a skirt would work will in this SWAP and I have 2 pieces of menswear suiting which are long enough for a skirt and trousers. We'll see how the skirt evolves.
These are based on New Look 6216 with the side stripe added.
I cut the fabric single layer to get the tartan to match. It's a fine fabric with high polyester content and it moved about a lot and frayed a great deal. The side stripe/waistband are from plain black bengaline.
Planning to wear these for a Burns Night event at the local pub!
Skills - pattern matching tartan, modifying a TNT to follow inspiration.
Last post by mahgret - January 12, 2020, 11:31:57 am
Crazyquilter, based on the size of the dart I would guess I added about an inch and a half on each side. I felt like trying to ease in an inch and a half extra over a shoulder seam would be noticeable and rage inducing. I did not do the slashing, so I am not sure how long it would need to be, I just took a guess at how much I needed to add and went for it on my garment.