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Patterns and Instructions / Re: Tina Givens Patterns
« Last post by NancyQW on May 01, 2016, 09:26:25 PM »
Finished my Gypsy Jacket this morning and wore it to church.  Here it is
Untitled by Nancy  Winningham, on Flickr
I have more pictures and lots of details on  my blog Encue Creations
Chatter / Re: The Spring Garden (Fall Porch in S. Hemi.)
« Last post by SuziQz on May 01, 2016, 09:06:46 PM »
My plumbago is in full bloom.  I love the beautiful sky-blue flowers,  It's also drought-tolerant. 
If it were only slightly off, I'd use the horizontal plaid to determine my hem. But this is too far for me.  I think Elphun's suggestion would make a more overall pleasing garment.
Patterns and Instructions / Re: Knit fabrics and darts
« Last post by Meg on May 01, 2016, 08:31:59 PM »
I have used a darted knit top - I think it's an OOP Sandra Betzina pattern - which makes the garment fit more comfortably because it's putting fabric where my body needs it.  I have had to lower the dart recently, as age and gravity have taken hold of things.  I also recall a post by Ann Steeves of Gorgeous Fabrics where she wrote of the advantages of darts even in knit fabrics.
SWAP 2016 / Re: SWAP 2016 Official Rules
« Last post by Summer272 on May 01, 2016, 08:30:36 PM »
Everything's done, but I was thinking that I was going to have to drop out because I don't have time to take pics today or this coming week.  Thank you for the photo time allowance DragonLady!
Cute fabric. If I were going to make a pleated skirt out of it, I'd approach it as one large rectangle with large pleats across the top. I'll try to find a photo.

Edited to add photo of striped rectangular pleated skirt:
here's a picture of the pattern placed on the fabric.  You can see the arrow for straight grain and the way the pattern will sit on the last stripe
I love this Rag & Bone linen and envision a pleated summer skirt with pockets

But when I place the pattern on the straight grain I can see the stripe I'd like to place at the bottom hem will not run evenly along the bottom. The pattern curves upward from the center to the sides as all full skirts do.

Solutions anyone? (I'm having a problem posting the picture of the pattern placed on the fabric so I can't demonstrate my problem. I'll try to post in a reply. )
I canít stop grinning. ;D
DH didnít wear one of his favorite khaki or what I call army shade colored shirts when he left this morning. When he came home from the flea market he said he is not going to wear this shirt,(more in this video ),anymore in public.Strangers stopped him and complimented the light blue color,one woman asked permission to touch the fabric.  ;D I always told him the color looks nicer on him than his favorite colors.
SWAP 2016 / Re: Posting your SWAP pictures
« Last post by Saashka on May 01, 2016, 06:59:32 PM »
Yay, awesome, thank you very much, DL!
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