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!
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.
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._
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.
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.
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!