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Fourkid's SWAP Collection for Florida
« on: November 01, 2017, 03:53:23 PM »
Planning - Neutrals are Black and Cream

Toppers - Cream - Lace Jacket
               Cream - Cardigan #1 (Oslo pattern from Collette)
               Print - Cardigan #2 (Oslo in a sweater knit/maroon & purple & black tones)

Bases - Black - Jumper (already made, needs refitting)
            Black - Skirt
            Black -  Dress

Tops - Cream - short sleeve T
          Cream - long sleeve (cowl or turtle neck)
          Acct. Color - short sleeve T (maroon bamboo knit - possibly)

2 Extra Pieces - B&W nautical stripe knit top
                        Missoni-type knit top (blacks, cream, oranges, tan)

Extra Piece - Purse -or- scarf -or- stockings

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Re: Fourkid's SWAP Collection for Florida
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 02:46:25 PM »
Let's do this: GARMENT #1 BLACK WOOL JUMPER
(already made item)

STEP 1 - Take a deep breath, suck it up, and get out the black jumper. It is the most luxurious black cashmere, lightweight, wool. It needs to be refitted. The bodice is way to large.This is a favorite jumper that I wore to death. I made a pattern from it. The new version didn't turn out too badly, but I think I was so afraid of having it too small that I overcompensated and it is way too large.
Let's break it down to manageable steps (or I will end up just putting it back into the closet.)
**Edited to change step 1 to step 2. I am really needing baby, baby steps.
**Edited for more baby steps.

1) **DONE** Take the jumper out of the closet and try it on again. (Brush the dust off the hanger as it comes out of the closet!) Lucky me - the darts are all in the right places. That is good since the buttonholes are in to stay. I hate the way I did the shoulder seams - but they may stay - we will see whatever is easiest. So I think I just need to take in under the arms and adjust the skirt. I am probably taking in 6-8 inches on each side!! I can't imagine how I made it that big in that area.  I am not sure how I will adjust the skirt - I have in seam pockets and I don't want to mess with those. If there is too much fabric to pleat in, I might just make a front and back seam and take fabric from there.
* Remember that if the luscious black wool is left unguarded on the bed - the cat will find it!

2) **DONE** Take the bodice off from the skirt.

3) **DONE**  Open out the side bodice seams.

4) Take in the seams (4"?) Check fit.

5) Decide how to best deal with skirt re-fitting *add seams? *new pleats? *any gathers?

6) Re-attach skirt.

7) Finishing details that need to be completed/redone.





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Re: Fourkid's SWAP Collection for Florida
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2017, 05:15:37 PM »
GARMENT #2 BLACK KNIT DRESS
(item made between Nov. 1 and Dec. 26.)

TNT Cynthia Guffey pattern
Princess Seam Dress - # D-1009
http://www.cynthiaguffey.com/sewing-patterns-new.htm
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