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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #70 on: June 06, 2018, 01:25:04 PM »
Helen, lovely blouse ! I'm the same as you with facings : I hate when they're too stiff. I usually choose the lightest fusible one available, but I've heard some just triple the fabric instead.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #71 on: June 06, 2018, 06:42:15 PM »
...I've started the second garment, Style Arc's Harmony blouse in a floral poly.

 

I'm doing the sleeves first as they are a bit fiddly and quite time consuming. Once they are done it will hopefully be an easy finish. I'm not sure about interfacing the the facings though? I hate stiff as a board facings and before I stopped sewing I often used to leave them off. I'm wondering if I use some fusible knit stay tape round the neck of the facing the effect would be the same. I'll stay stitch the back and front in the same place.



Helen, I like the look of this whole ensemble, skirt and blouse, and I wouldn't exactly classify myself as a ruffle person. The skirt looks to be the Ariel Wrap Skirt




I'm heading to the Style Arc website to look at their gallery for these two pieces to see if I like them just as well IRL.

Thanks for the inspiration.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #72 on: June 06, 2018, 08:25:24 PM »
Actually I like the skirt as well Kathryn! I have some fabric left over but not enough for a skirt. Each sleeve has 4 pieces and 4 ruffles in total to be hemmed so I'm glad I've got the fiddly work over with first.

Sizun I'm glad I'm not the only one to be averse to interfacing on lightweight fabrics. I haven't decided what to do yet, I'll see if I've some really lightweight fusible and try it on a scrap.
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #73 on: June 06, 2018, 10:52:34 PM »
Actually I like the skirt as well Kathryn! I have some fabric left over but not enough for a skirt. Each sleeve has 4 pieces and 4 ruffles in total to be hemmed so I'm glad I've got the fiddly work over with first.

Helen, would you have enough to do the skirt in your print and then the ruffle in a matching solid -- or vice versa, the skirt in  the solid and the ruffles in the print?  That could be fun.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2018, 08:04:23 AM »
I don't use interfacing on facings for light fabrics - the self fabric gives enough support - after all there are 3 lines of stitching to support the edge :
- staystitching
- neck line seam
- understitching.

Well I admit I rarely use interfacing in anything - but then my preferred style is a softer rather than a crisper look.
So I only use it when the fabric does need some help in keeping its shape and strength at crucial points.
Some people only use knit/tricot interfacing for everything.

I read somewhere that interfacing is not much used in commercial sewing now - reduces costs in materials and processes, and goes with the current more relaxed look - e.g. button bands made with 3 layers of fashion fabric just folded in.

So some of the other possibilities :
- a 3rd layer of fashion fabric
- silk organza
- bias stay tape sewn into the neckline seam

P.S.  have looked at a couple of basic top/dress patterns from a favourite indie company (Sew Over It, professionally trained, she worked for couture designers before opening her shop).  Both have neck and armhole facings with no interfacing.  They do use under stitching. 
They do use light interfacing in collar, cuffs, button band of a classic shirt, but not for a more casual shirt.
Skirt, pants, ‘Chanel’ jacket - use of interfacing depends on how much structure the fabric has.
In a coat/blazer, with a soft fabric they interface the whole thing, with a more structured fabric they just support the facings, upper body, hems, i.e. stress points.

Hmm, perhaps their attitude to interfacing is why I like them  ;D
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 09:11:05 AM by Lisanne »
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #75 on: June 07, 2018, 09:18:37 AM »
Thanks Lisanne, I too prefer a softer look. I've noticed on many RTW garments they use a self fabric bias binding but this fabric is far too slippery to even contemplate that! I'll use some extremely fine fusible knit stay tape (from Emma Seabrooke) and see how it goes

O/T I know, but how do you find the fit of Sew Over It patterns?
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #76 on: June 07, 2018, 09:21:28 AM »
Actually I like the skirt as well Kathryn! I have some fabric left over but not enough for a skirt. Each sleeve has 4 pieces and 4 ruffles in total to be hemmed so I'm glad I've got the fiddly work over with first.

Helen, would you have enough to do the skirt in your print and then the ruffle in a matching solid -- or vice versa, the skirt in  the solid and the ruffles in the print?  That could be fun.

If I made the skirt I'd want it too match although I hadn't thought of it until Kathryn mentioned it! The background is an unusual shade so I'd never be able to match it up. Thanks for the suggestion though!
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #77 on: June 07, 2018, 09:33:13 AM »
how do you find the fit of Sew Over It patterns?

Sorry Helen - I'm no use on that - I'm so far from the shape used in any commercial pattern I add the style elements to my own blocks.   Lisa Comfort (SOI) is a good teacher and I'm usually a fan of her instructions.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #78 on: June 07, 2018, 10:00:44 AM »
how do you find the fit of Sew Over It patterns?

Sorry Helen - I'm no use on that - I'm so far from the shape used in any commercial pattern I add the style elements to my own blocks.   Lisa Comfort (SOI) is a good teacher and I'm usually a fan of her instructions.

Thanks. I suppose I really meant do they come large (like the big 4) or are they more realistic before you have to start with making alterations?
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #79 on: June 07, 2018, 11:42:27 AM »
Thanks. I suppose I really meant do they come large (like the big 4) or are they more realistic before you have to start with making alterations?

Sorry again no idea.  If you look at their pattern information, they do give finished garment measures, so you can assess what amount of ease they used for that style.
I think this is very much a personal matter, some people like minimal ease, some people like loose fitting.

Thinking about my previous comment, I'm the opposite of most people - I use my own patterns, but I do like good instructions.  I don't like to 'wing it' for that part of the process.  I do use a different technique if I don't agree, but I prefer instructions which don't make me do that. . .

P.S. have looked at some of the Sew Over It patterns.  The level of ease is very related to the style.
e.g. hip level ease :
pjs 7” 
woven fabric pants 2”
stretch fabric jeans 0”

bust level ease :
casual shirt 8”
classic shirt 4”
knit tee -0.5”
« Last Edit: June 07, 2018, 12:00:35 PM by Lisanne »
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #80 on: June 07, 2018, 12:07:32 PM »
Helen, that StyleArc blouse looks lovely! I'd love to see a photo when it is done.
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #81 on: June 11, 2018, 05:43:22 PM »
The "stiff facing" issue is right up there with the "armhole facing flapping out" issue for me. I just do not understand why patterns come w/such inconvenient facings when there are so many options that are lighter and even easier to make and that look nicer when the garment is finished. . .

Yesterday I took a look at the fabrics I selected from my collection to decide what to cut out for my Summer 6PAC. (They did not all make the cut!) It  may become a Summer 7PAC. . . My everyday wardrobe is black pants/shorts/skirt/leggings w/a highly colorful top and cardigan, and once in awhile a dress of some kind. My neutrals for cardigans are fuchsia/raspberry pink or coral. Or purple.  Year round, I gravitate to a tank top in a print and/or good color w/a cardigan - also in a good color. If it's cold, I put a jacket over the cardigan or substitute a wool cardigan.

So I cut out:

Outer layer "cardigan" raspberry linen (the Icon shirt)
Top 1: a coral knit top (the top part of the Style Arc Toni dress)
Top 2: a top in teal in front w/a vintage silk chiffon in teal/raspberry/white on the back (McCalls 7191 view C)
Top 3: a tank top in a mix of raspberry, purple, green (tank from Vogue 9286)
Top 4: sleeveless top in greens w/raspberry silk+cotton (Vogue 9286 view A but w/o sleeves). I don't go for sleeves very often, esp w/summer on my radar.

I'm going to make a pair of black pants that are "summer weight" using a pattern I drafted in a class w/Kenneth D King.

And. . . I have a piece of purple linen, sister of the raspberry linen, and I am very tempted to make a dress of some kind.

Seattle is my home base esp in Spring and Summer and it ranges from cool and wet to warmer and wet to a little warmer and dry. I'm retired and we move about quite a bit. We are going to spend fall in Reims France this year so I'm thinking ahead a little bit to things I can wear w/leggings or tights plus a skirt for fall in Reims, and some traveling around northern Europe during the transition from fall to winter. We are planning a "sunshine" winter trip to Mexico so I also want things I can wear w/a cotton skirt in Mexico.

Looks like my Summer 6PAC is also going to be part of my Fall and Winter clothes. Turns out my travel clothes are the same as my stay home clothes and my summer clothes are just the first layers of my rest of the year clothes!

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #82 on: June 12, 2018, 12:51:13 PM »
Looks like my Summer 6PAC is also going to be part of my Fall and Winter clothes. Turns out my travel clothes are the same as my stay home clothes and my summer clothes are just the first layers of my rest of the year clothes!

Yes I agree - much the easiest way of wardrobing - especially for those of us who don't have a very hot summer to contend with ;D
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #83 on: June 12, 2018, 05:51:42 PM »
I have 'lost' a bag of summer clothes in the loft somewhere.
I don't think I donated them but I can't find them. Its not really practical to sew an entire new summer wardrobe due to that is it?
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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #84 on: June 12, 2018, 06:02:35 PM »
I have 'lost' a bag of summer clothes in the loft somewhere.
I don't think I donated them but I can't find them. Its not really practical to sew an entire new summer wardrobe due to that is it?
;-)

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Ruthie, I have such confidence in your sewing agility that "practical" isn't really an issue. Using some of your favorite TNT patterns and a bit of that stash-we know you have one- combined with your efficient sewing style you can have plenty of replacements in short order.

Then you'll rediscover the missing bag.  ;)

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« Reply #85 on: June 12, 2018, 06:14:43 PM »
I had some problems with my heating in the winter, and to sort it out both me temporarily with a hairdryer and the plumbing chaps to look at the issue and then reroute some pipes meant I had to empty the airing cupboard and move loads of stuff in the loft at short notice, several times. Also with the vertigo problem some things were put in the loft by DBH being helpful. As a result stuff is all mixed up and all the zipped storage bags look quite similar. I can't find any of the summer jackets, skirts or trousers, only found 2 blouses. The tee shirts were somewhere else as was the travel stuff.....

Edited to add, found two bags which seem to be the summer stuff, but its not very exciting at all, and this might indeed be the year to donate it all and sew new....
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« Reply #86 on: June 12, 2018, 06:55:57 PM »
I finished my 2nd garment on Sunday but only got some pictures today. I'm quite pleased with it and it's very 'arm friendly'! It goes well with my re made navy linen straight legged pants and also with white jeans that I already have.

I've entered it in the Sewing Place's 'Florals Rule' contest, as it met the rules and had already decided to use this fabric.
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« Reply #87 on: June 12, 2018, 07:13:13 PM »
Oh Helen, that's just lovely!!!!

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« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2018, 08:44:55 PM »
Lovely top Helen - it is such a flattering style and colour for you!!
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« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2018, 09:32:15 PM »
Adding my compliments on that beautiful blouse as well, Helen.  You are right, the sleeves have enough but not too much flutter.   Nice photo too!

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« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2018, 09:51:15 PM »
Ruthie, Annette B and CCL thank for your compliments, I enjoyed making it and I hope to wear it a lot this summer.

Ruthie I thought I'd posted about your lost bag but it's disappeared too! Maybe you can make a brand new wardrobe without feeling guilty!
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« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2018, 10:33:48 PM »
I found the bag and am under whelmed by the contents.
I want to do a summer work SWAP to wear instead.

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« Reply #92 on: June 13, 2018, 01:47:23 AM »
Ruthie,
I think you have permission to sew up a new summer wardrobe. No point in wearing old clothes that you don't feel fabulous in!!!  :applause2:
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« Reply #93 on: June 13, 2018, 04:00:02 AM »
A summer swap is a good idea Ruthie.  I wonder if those loft clothes are even the right color anymore ... weren't they from before you had your colors done.  :rotfl:

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« Reply #94 on: June 13, 2018, 05:56:59 AM »
Helen how do you find the sizing on StyleArc, I measured myself and am all over the place but mostly an 18.
I sent them an online enquiry on Friday but have still had no response.

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« Reply #95 on: June 13, 2018, 08:57:53 AM »
I find the sizing smaller than the big 4 Ruthie. This is the first woven top I've made from their patterns and I'm narrow shouldered and used their size 6 but still took about 1/2" from shoulder seam. I took in the side seams on this top but I wonder if that was just my personal preference as there is a pic on their instagram page of a plain version and it looks quite loose. Knit tops I find fit well and the pants again I find fit well, I'm probably a 7 in the Barbs now but cut an 8.

It's been a Bank holiday weekend in Australia (they had a sale which is how I know!) so that may be why you haven't had a reply. Maybe try again if you still don't hear back.
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« Reply #96 on: June 13, 2018, 10:09:27 PM »
Ruthie,

Regarding Style Arc sizing, I find that the patterns match the quoted measurements on their Size Chart on their website. I am a 14 bodice and 16 for pants and I find that the patterns are a good fit.

Here's a link to the Style Arc Size Chart - https://www.stylearc.com/size-chart/

Cheers,
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« Reply #97 on: June 14, 2018, 05:53:58 AM »
Thanks for the StyleArc sizing feedback Helen and Annette.

I think I do want the 18 then, I'm sewing for the body I have now which has got a bit too fat. Having said that when I lose a bit of weight I'll only be a UK 16.

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« Reply #98 on: June 15, 2018, 12:01:18 AM »
Ruthie, if you order the SA PDF patterns you get three different sizes, the one you ordered, one size smaller, and one size larger. Printing and taping the patterns is Deffinately worth it to me, as the postage was so high. 

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Re: SUMMER 2018 6PAC (6-PIECE SEW ALONG) : 1 May 2018 to 31 July 2018
« Reply #99 on: June 15, 2018, 01:44:47 AM »
I found a nice business (plain) black blazer at a thrift store today for $6. I haven't finished (started, really!) the hand sewing on my teal Tessuti top, but I expect that to be finished up in time in front of the tv. Once that's done, I'll have a 3 PAC.

The black blazer was a lucky find because now I can concentrate on sewing a couple of longer tops which I need to go with a couple pairs of pants that I already have made or bought. I don't know exactly the style or length I'm going for in the longer tops, so I think I'll be looking at Pinterest and making a muslin or two.

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« Reply #100 on: June 15, 2018, 05:24:40 AM »
Not sure how summery these really are, New Look 6216 trousers in a charcoal fabric with teal stripes. work them for work the next day.


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« Reply #101 on: June 21, 2018, 12:48:32 AM »
Helen H, love the blouse - I am not big on ruffles, but those look very nice. 

Ruthie I vote for re-losing the bags of summer clothes that underwhelmed.  As fast as you sew you can have another summer wardrobe in place in no time - and using all the tricks we've learned from SWAP sewing you can have many outfits from just a few items of clothing.

So Lillie has me on this Alabama Chanin kick - have completed an ecru tank top and a navy bolero.  The ecru tank top was part of my 6 pac plans, sort of.  I had planned to use a mystery knit from the stash but found this lovely cotton knit at WalMart in their bargain bin.  Sometimes you can find really lovely fabric there.  I think they must pick up mill ends.  This was not the first piece of nice fabric I have gotten for a pittance. 

Anyway, I merely stitched the tank top by hand, no embellishment.  The bolero has some embellishment on it, not allover though.  I just freehanded a five petal flower on freezer paper and stenciled it with a makeup sponge.  Not pure Alabama Chanin, but suits me.   With any kind of luck I can get some photos tomorrow.  I am currently working on the Swing Skirt from the Alabama Sewing Patterns book that I picked up off of Ebay.  The already sewn tank top is from the book also.

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« Reply #102 on: June 24, 2018, 07:27:38 PM »
Lillie you have been super busy, I'm looking forward to seeing pictures! I'm not over fond of ruffles either but that pattern appealed to me somehow and it feels nice to wear especially in the 'proper summer' weather that we are having this year in the UK for a change.

Today I cut out garment 3, a simple white Style Arc Alannah T shirt shaped top. I've drafted the grainline Lark neck onto the pattern as I like the shape but I prefer the rest of Alannah for shape. We'll see how it goes! I have enough for another so maybe I'll make 2........
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« Reply #103 on: June 29, 2018, 04:52:47 PM »
I still haven’t done the hand work on my blouse. I suppose inspiration will have to strike.

I designed two tops in Tailornova.com that I plan to muslin as soon as I get a chance. One has a hem longer on one side in the front, the other has kind of a wavy hem where it’s longer front, back, and sides, but shorter over the center of the legs, front and back. I don’t anticipate needing finished products from these any time soon, but I’d like to see if the styles suit my purpose, or if I need to keep looking.

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« Reply #104 on: June 29, 2018, 05:11:52 PM »
I've been doing a bit of planning and sewing for my two youngest daughters, so not much in the way of the six-pack+. However, I was so fortunate to have been invited to a huge fabric and pattern giveaway hosted by members of the sewing club I joined awhile back. The founder passed away and her family wanted the club members to have ALL her sewing things (minus the machines).

Along with lots and lots of patterns, I got quite a few really neat pieces of fabrics. Two lengths are a really heavy cotton twill, almost a canvas, I'd say. They're a light beige khaki (I love khaki) and there's enough between the two to make shorts and a skirt. The caveat is the weight of the yardage. Much too heavy to be practical for garments, so I'm going to try a little experiment. I'm going to get a litre of Coca-Cola and wash the fabric with it (ala Peggy Sagers) and see if it'll soften the fabric any. If so, I'll do the shorts (pedal-pushers) and skirt and add  that to the mix.