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SWAP 2019 - Discussion

Started by indigotiger, December 28, 2018, 12:56:21 pm

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boppingbeth

Grasshopper,

I love your plan.  And, if the shell doesn't quite fit you may be able to add strips along the side in a coordinating fabric to make a better fit and a fashion statement. 

boppingbeth

Medea, I really like your inspiration and the way you picked outfits as capsules. 

treefrog

Medea - Your plan sounds really great.  Can't wait to see it take shape.

Morzel  Your inspiration painting is lovely.  Such a wonderful colour palette to work with.




I've made a little progress with a pair of jeans and floaty pants.  They are almost done, just the hems to finish off after they have been washed a couple of times.

The next project is a button-down shirt.  The pattern is self-drafted from a sloper that I was working on toward the end of last year.  I still need to draft a collar for it, which should be fairly easy.  I've drafted a sleeve, but haven't had the courage to test the fit yet.  May just chicken out and make the shirt sleeveless  :D

luz clara

Morzel your inspiration painting is breathtaking! I am looking forward to seeing your fashion interpretations!

Luz Clara

Grasshopper

Boppingbeth, adding strips to the sides of the shell is an excellent idea!  Thank you for that!

Morzel, that painting is beautiful!  I love those colors!
Lyneisa
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Striving to live a full, meaningful country life and carry forward the talents and skills of my ancestors.

stephaniecan

Just back from vacation and really looking forward to digging into to this discussion and everyone's plans! Just started skimming the colour discussion and I find it so interesting. While I understand the contrast and value issues, I've always found colour a little bit difficult in the sense that I have both some warm and cool elements to my colouring and also I love colours that are probably too strong for me (I'm muted, but I love bright, warm red). Thanks to everyone for posting about this and giving us all food for thought. Lisanne, your photo with the colour cards is particularly helpful to me.

Lisanne

Thanks Stephanie - I've put the photo in my personal SWAP file so it's easier to find.
As far as I know it's the only photo of me on the web !
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Lisanne

Morzel - and everyone else - it gives me so much pleasure to see something well made and well fitted
:heart_smilie:
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

CCL

Quote from: Lisanne on January 09, 2019, 07:25:49 am
Morzel - and everyone else - it gives me so much pleasure to see something well made and well fitted
:heart_smilie:


Ditto!  Love the blouse, Morzel.

Stephanie, what do I know?  I think you definitely can wear red!

warpjr1965

Stephanie, I think that shade of red looks very good on you!  Perhaps it has just the right amount of warm and cool? Not too much orange, not too much blue?

Lisanne, it is really interesting to see the difference between the two color cards in your photo. The warmer colors do brighten up your face.

Morzel, very nice fitting top! And done so fast!

I am still plodding very slowly on the wrap, I am a terrible finisher, and the last bit of binding is a little tricky due to the length and the curve. I hope to finish tonight, and get DD to snap a photo.
Wendy

stephaniecan

Thanks, CCL, Wendy! I do love red. It makes me feel cheerful.

Lisanne: Happy to have seen your lovely face. The comparison of the colour cards is truly striking. Thanks again.

Morzel: Love the top!!

Morzel

January 10, 2019, 01:00:00 am #46 Last Edit: January 10, 2019, 04:19:14 am by Morzel
Quote from: stephaniecan on January 09, 2019, 07:52:15 pm

Lisanne: Happy to have seen your lovely face.


Actually, I thought that too. I've known your comments and forum name for years, but it is really nice to link a face to it.

Thanks ladies for your nice comments on the blouse. A sewing friend came along with this fabric last autum, and I am the last to convert it into a garment. So now we are three ladies with seagull button down shirts!

I am working on pants now. It is a Silhouette pattern, I muslined it in November. I will see what adjustements I have to make, as this is a stretch woven now, and the muslin was non-stretch.
Eva

Sew Ruthie Sews

Enjoying seeing the other projects coming to life.
So far I have a coat, a cardigan jacket and now a very plain knit top, all in various shades of teal.
I think I probably need to make the trousers next so I have a whole outfit, but I'm sort of wanting to make another top....
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

luz clara

wow Ruthie! What a great set of clothes (already!)
Luz Clara

stephaniecan

Lovely work, Ruthie! I love the drape of the cardigan/coat.

indigotiger

Ruthie, your combination of pieces is stellar, as always... if you are feeling like another top, I'd say go for it, and then the teal trousers...
The Things that Make us Happy Make us Wise.

Read about my daily life at Acorn Cottage ~ Acorn Cottage Artisanry

"It is known (to some) that by dwelling in the present, conceding what is necessary to past and future, but no more than is necessary, it is quite possible to live happily ever after"      - Edgar Pangborn

Sew Ruthie Sews

I decided to go with the trousers which are Burda Style 02/2010 #135.

So far I have cut them out and also managed to squeeze a straight skirt out of the scraps. Wondering about lining the skirt so it hangs better, and whether I could add in some inseam pockets.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

dementedfairy

WOW!  It's been ages since I popped in, and only just remembered to look when SWAP got mentioned elsewhere!
My new job started in September, and the reduced stress levels have also lowered my need to do loads of sewing as therapy.  BUT.  2019 has started wonderfully, when [amongst other pleasures] I won the prize draw on 'Goodbye Valentino' and won a lovely new Pfaff!  I'm still sewing, and intend to start a sewing club at work as there have been so  many compliments about my me-made wardrobe.
Over on 'The Sewing Place' I started  a collection for their 'sewing with a KIND of Plan' challenge, but didn't finish in time as I kept adding more goodies.  I think I can adapt and extend that capsule as I'm still loving the colours and want to keep making for it.  I'll ave  think and see if my original inspiration pics will work for this too!
Hurrah!
I'm enjoying starting to browse through the entries so far.
Better late than never eh?
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

fzxdoc

Nice to have you join the SWAP, demented fairy. And congrats on scoring a less-stressful job. You've probably added years to your life with that move.

I'm eager to watch your collection develop here. The other SWAPers have some great-looking plans, so this SWAP is shaping up to be a spectacular one.

I'll be munching popcorn on the sidelines and cheering everyone on!  :D

Kathryn
My blog: I Made This! at http://imadethis-asewingblog.blogspot.com/
Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/albums

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warpjr1965

Yay Demented Fairy is back!

I have gotten very distracted by making a bag for an upcoming trip. SWAP is on the sidelines for now.
Wendy

dementedfairy

It's taking me AGES to look at the inspirations so far, but at least it's kicked me to do my annual blog summaries and finish last year's posts off.  Decks cleared, I'm ready for 2019!
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

Lisanne

Stephanie - love your book shop photos  ;D
Just a reminder that no one has to commit to a specific plan until the last day of April, unless you find it helpful.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Morzel

Stephanie: Wonderful bookshop fotos. In german, a second hand bookshop is called 'Antiquariat', and this certainly feels more 'antique'... the lovely table and chair, just like one would imagine in Venice... and you are soo right to include red into your SWAP!!  :applause2:

demented fairy: I soo love eyecandy, and both, your inspiration fotos AND the wonderful already existing clothes look fabulous! Wonderful colours. Great garments. Looking forward to your collection!

Ruthie: have you finished the trousers already? You would be the first to have a finished SWAP outfit!

Warpjr: I know this thing about distractions... I have to sew some kids stuff now, and something for my mother, and ...  anyway, have fun on your trip!!
Eva

Lisanne

Sure -Fit Designs has a free project planning download (click link about half way down page).
https://surefitdesigns.com/pages/sfd-sewing-design-sewandtell-2019-info
It actually has spaces for writing in what date you plan to start and finish making each specific item.
Definitely not a way of doing things that works for me  ;D
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Sew Ruthie Sews

Quote from: Morzel on January 14, 2019, 01:38:33 am
Ruthie: have you finished the trousers already? You would be the first to have a finished SWAP outfit!


No not yet, they still need waistband and hemming. That should happen this week.
I have got distracted planning something for the PR sewing bee round 1. That should also happen this week!
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

sharonspils

Wow Ruthie you are progressing very well and I can't wait to see what you produce for Round 1 of the Sewing Bee on PR.

dementedairy A new Pfaff how wonderful and so glad you have got a less stressful job.  Your inspiration colours are so fresh.

Lissane so interesting to see how the different colours show up and so lovely to see your smiling face.

I have managed to sew a new knit top and have another two tops cut out and in different stages of construction.  I am attending a swimsuit workshop this weekend and I am thinking my Tankini will be my other wildcard (my Turbulent Seas dress is the other wildcard).


Morzel

Sharon, I haven't said yet, how much I really like your turbulent sea dress. Lovely colour, wonderful fabric, great style. I wish wrapdresses would work for me, because it looks great! Looking forward to your progress.

I got some kids stuff done yesterday and ventured into sewing for SWAP today - the trousers I started are not quite what I imagined. Actually, the fit is okay, I muslined them before SWAP. But the fabric is just too thin to gracefully hide my lumps and bumps... it is a RPL, nice drape, but just not heavy enough. So I will not finish them, but got a nice dark grey wool sitting here. I will start cutting as soon as I got my tea ready and work on it. Hopefully it gets finished by tomorrow evening, as I will be away from home for the next 1,5 weeks. Could use wool trousers on my trip.
Eva

indigotiger

Eva - I am sorry that your trouser fabric isn't working for you... am wondering if adding a pants-liner might make them wearable. I remember reading about someone who made a sort of "half slip" only it was pants, to wear underneath trousers to keep the wool from being itchy and to improve how the trousers hang on her body. Rather like how a slip improves how a dress or skirt hang.

The Things that Make us Happy Make us Wise.

Read about my daily life at Acorn Cottage ~ Acorn Cottage Artisanry

"It is known (to some) that by dwelling in the present, conceding what is necessary to past and future, but no more than is necessary, it is quite possible to live happily ever after"      - Edgar Pangborn

dementedfairy

Yep, trouser slips are a thing.  I think Ruth of Core Couture has made them in the past so you'll find something on her blog
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

dementedfairy

LISANNE I love your warm colours, they remind me of delicious winter fruit puddings!  Soft and rich...
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

stephaniecan

Thanks, Lisanne and Morzel! I do love a good bookshop. This one is particular as there is a functioning bookshop and then there is the part made of books piled up that have been damaged by high water. It is quite a place. There is even a stair climb with stairs made of books out in the back, to climb up to a wall overlooking a canal.

And yes to red! I am going to make a red jacket next.


stephaniecan

Ruthie, You are amazing. The beading is great!

Medea: Just saw your colour palette - gorgeous.


Lisanne

What a lovely idea Ruthie - your jacket does look special.
Could you use it as a PR entry inspired by Living Coral  ;D
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Sew Ruthie Sews

Quote from: Lisanne on January 16, 2019, 02:28:25 am
What a lovely idea Ruthie - your jacket does look special.
Could you use it as a PR entry inspired by Living Coral  ;D


Yes that's the plan.
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.com/2019/01/teal-print-cardigan-inspired-by-pantone.html
I'm going to finish the teal trousers and do some sort of indoor photo shoot I think as its rainy and cold so can't do the usual wheely bin in the garden approach (which is how I did photos for SWAP last year).
Maybe I'll bring as many portable lights as possible into my living room and try to get the shots in front of my inspiration quilt.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

fzxdoc

Ruthie, adding that touch of beading on your cardi is a brilliant idea. It really elevates the piece.

Kathryn
My blog: I Made This! at http://imadethis-asewingblog.blogspot.com/
Flickr Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/72428033@N00/albums

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