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SWAP 2020 / Re: Stephanie's Lumberjack Chi...
Last post by stephaniecan - February 07, 2020, 06:32:01 am
First shirt almost done and it's love! Great colour, fabric and really versatile, some interesting design features...hemming, buttons and ironing required...

Now I need to figure out what a chic lumberjack would wear on the bottom!

SWAP 2020 / Re: PatternReview "Sewing Bee"
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - February 06, 2020, 03:50:41 pm
The pocket flaps are pewter ribbons woven on a small hand loom. It took longer to make them (multiple evenings) than the whole coat, or maybe about the same.
I'm not quite sure if I want to get through to round 3 as I don't really have the time. I work full time and am busy at the weekends with social activities. My piece seems quite simple compared to some of the others.

If I don't get through I'll make something that uses grey thread, probably a top with a woven front, jersey back. If I do then I'll try to do something in the SWAP colour scheme that fits the challenge.

I've got friends coming for meal/sleepover next weekend so cleaning/tidying would be a good plan, plus one friend needs to sleep in the sewing room .... and its not quite ready for that!
SWAP 2020 / Re: Mahgret's Choose Joy Fiest...
Last post by mahgret - February 06, 2020, 03:34:47 pm
Finished my Sacha by Stylearc.  I used the collar and stand that I adjusted to match the top of the shirt.  I like how it fits, I will never button it all the way up so it doesn't matter that the collar is big on my neck.

IMG_4785 by Maggie, on Flickr
Site News and Announcements / Re: Update / Upgrade issues
Last post by kowgiirl.up - February 06, 2020, 01:55:07 pm
Sounds good to me  :thumbsup:
Site News and Announcements / Re: Update / Upgrade issues
Last post by Lisanne - February 06, 2020, 09:45:26 am
Thanks for dealing with this for us Dragon Lady   :applause2:
Site News and Announcements / Update / Upgrade issues
Last post by DragonLady - February 06, 2020, 09:13:17 am
There has been an update available for a few weeks now, but every time I've tried to install it something has gone wrong and it has failed.

I know we're having a bunch of small issues that I hope it will resolve, but the only way I'm going to be able to get it done is by taking us offline for a while.

I hate doing that while the SWAP contest is running, as it usually messes up the deadlines and causes general havoc. 

So, if we can continue living with things the way they are for a while, I'll shut the board down after the winners have been announced, and do the full upgrade then. 

If we're down for more than a couple of days, I'll add time to everyone's subscriptions to make up for it.
SWAP 2020 / Re: Stephanie's Lumberjack Chi...
Last post by stephaniecan - February 05, 2020, 06:06:30 pm
I have sewed the cuffs on the shirt, so progress is being made! Tonight, the collar.

I'm actually posting only because I had a novel experience today. I was in a fabric store that was selling beautiful pieces of fabric, on sale (!), and I didn't buy anything! I think that might be a first! I had something specific in mind that would complement my collection and since they didn't have it I kept my wallet in my purse. (I'm not saying I didn't consider buying one of the gorgeous wool pieces, but I thought about the wools I already have and that was enough._

SWAP 2020 / Re: PatternReview "Sewing Bee"
Last post by Lisanne - February 05, 2020, 03:36:34 am
Continuing with side notes on the PR Sewing Bee :
Here's the complete gallery for the second round, on pockets :

There are some amazing examples of creativity and technique here.  Now they've winnowed out the 'also rans' from the first round, I think it's going to be challenging for the judges to pick only half of these entries.
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - February 05, 2020, 02:06:04 am
Thanks, @sewordinary. It looks really wooly, but it has a little bit of gauziness to it and is not fully opaque, as it is not 100% wool (so is warm but light). I think it has silk in it. I wish I could get more of it as it is a dream to sew with and also washes well. Shall be comfortable and warm for inside wear! Unfortunately it was a one off.
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by sewordinary - February 05, 2020, 12:14:59 am
@Sew Ruthie Sews - your grey jacket is lovely, and so is the tartan pants! Interesting texture on the pocket flaps (are they pocket flaps?) of your grey jacket
@stephaniecan your orange plaid shirt is looking good! It looks woolly enough to wear as a jacket, though it's probably not warm enough as a jacket where you live!
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