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SWAP 2019 - Discussion

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dementedfairy

Quote from: treefrog on May 03, 2019, 04:26:23 pmDementedfairy - Oh-no!  Can you use a pre-made or RTW garment that you already have to make up the neutrals? 

To be honest, I can't be bothered lol.  I love my collection, but I don't like using the same fabrics multiple times in general, although I will make garments to use up multiple scraps [there will be more fractal tops & dresses in due course]  I'll post a pic of everything together on my thread, but have too many Oz costumes calling for my attention to do the maths to make a proper rule-abiding entry.  All the clothes work well with all my previous makes from the last year or so, so it's a win for me!  I look forward to seeing everyone's law-abiding collections though!
Apparently I'm a quintessential Gemini- but I think that's a load of b.s. myselves...

stephaniecan

That's too bad, Demented Fairy. Yours would join a set of strong collections. I hope you change your mind in the next few days. I am so impressed by what people have done!

Thanks, treefrog. I am in Florence but it has been a bit cool and rainy so I will take my photos on Monday or Tuesday. Not sure how many views I will be able to incorporate and not sure how patient G will be with me parading around and going home to change clothes (although as a rule he has the patience of a saint, which is necessary with me)! :)

Boppingbeth: Happy to hear that things are progressing although it sounds like a very challenging situation. Best wishes for full recovery.

Lisa Laree

I tried taking pics of the wardrobe last night; my camera is not cooperating so I'm going to reshoot it w/ a different camera; hoping for a less grainy result.  But I put the grainy pics up on the blog.  It looks better together than I thought, although I'm not sure I'm 100% on track on fabric selection.  Since I was also making the outfits work for the 12 Months/12 Outfits challenge, I was kinda restricted on what I could do.  But I've got a really good foundation for the rest of the year.

Morzel

Indigotiger- that pullover is great! What a perfect Vneck - looks  great. I also really like the wool.

Quote from: indigotiger on May 04, 2019, 09:16:11 pmWhen I finally get around to sewing up the last garments on my SWAP list, I will post the whole wardrobe set.

Yes, do so!!

Quote from: dementedfairy on May 04, 2019, 06:05:02 amAll the clothes work well with all my previous makes from the last year or so, so it's a win for me! 
That's the goal, to have wearable stuff that you enjoy!  :thumbsup:

Stephanie: have fun with fotoshooting! Taking them around Florence (at least a few, please!) will be smashing. Maybe one in the bookshop?!

Quote from: stephaniecan on May 04, 2019, 07:08:10 amBoppingbeth: Happy to hear that things are progressing although it sounds like a very challenging situation. Best wishes for full recovery.
Could not have said it better.

Quote from: Lisa Laree on May 04, 2019, 12:04:41 pmBut I've got a really good foundation for the rest of the year.
Great! This is what SWAP is for, after all! LOVE the trench. And you got a good selection of outfits there!
Eva

Morzel

Aussie28: I just now saw your photos are up - they are great!! a beautiful, coherent collection, it all fits together just fantastically. And looks great on you! What pattern did you use for the black jacket?
Eva

Sew Ruthie Sews

I am planning to take my photos on Tuesday, hopefully outside, otherwise it'll have to be inside in front of my inspiration piece!
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

Aussie28

Hi Morzel, thank you. The Jacket pattern is Butterick Fast & Easy B5928.
I couldn't find a knit pattern that I liked and I actually used a stretch fabric with a woven lining. It spent a fair bit of time in "Time Out" but I got there in the end and I really love it.

Loving everyone's collections.

Medea

May 06, 2019, 06:13:04 am #392 Last Edit: May 06, 2019, 06:17:28 am by Medea
Indigotiger: I just saw your lovely Ursa sweater.  :applause2:

Stephaniecan: Your red silk blouse is like a dream. I have darker red silk in my stash and I think I've to sew a shirt or blouse soon.
I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)




stephaniecan

Thanks, Medea. It is very comfy!

It has been quite cold and damp here. I was even wearing a toque and scarf yesterday as were both feeling a bit sniffly! Most un-May-like. It was actually warmer at home than in Florence. The photos will therefore likely be taken inside, though I will try to incorporate some views from the apt. I always make wishful warm weather collections. :)

Everything looks so great that has been posted since I last looked! Lovely collections, aussie28, Lisa!

I am hoping to take the photos tomorrow with my phone and will post tomorrow, although I am assuming we can post until midnight on May 8.


Medea

It took some time to edit my pictures but now I've published them. I will put some additional info in my own thread. What pattern I've used and so on.
I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)




stephaniecan

Fabulous collection, Medea! You look great. I love the colours and the easy wearing, elegant style.

Medea

I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)




Morzel

I second Stephanie: Medea, beautiful pieces! That Lander pants look sooo good on you!!
Eva

stephaniecan

Agree with Eva, Medea. Was coveting those Lander pants as soon as I saw them. I love that you made a bikini, too!

Will take my photos tomorrow. We have both been a little bit sniffly so it hardly feels like the weather for warm weather clothes, but I can't quit now! I need to do some ironing...

luz clara

I just posted all of my photos on my Luz Clara Sunset Neutrals SWAP page. Alas, they all look sideways to me. I hope they magically turn themselves around for others.
Heading now to the SWAP Gallery to see about getting them up there.
Looking forward to seeing all other SWAPs!


Luz Clara

Medea

I really look forward to see your photos stephaniecan

Quote from: stephaniecan on May 06, 2019, 01:45:00 pmWill take my photos tomorrow. We have both been a little bit sniffly so it hardly feels like the weather for warm weather clothes, but I can't quit now! I need to do some ironing...
I'm at Instagram @ medeasgarderob (Medea's Wardrobe)




Lisanne

It is lovely to see all your photos coming in - you are an especially exciting bunch this year  :applause2:
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

stephaniecan

Luz Clara: I am so impressed by the amazing layering and colours of your collection - all very much like the effect of a gorgeous sunset. Beautiful!

Morzel

It's such fun to see the pictures coming up!

Lisa, great photos, the garments really fit you well and look good! And the green showed up correct on these photos, eh? ;) Those outfits take you from sea promenade to evening out to city stroll in cooler weather... and it is, just like Medeas SWAP, so easy to extend the capsule, as your basic colours are black and white and so any accent top/cardi will work!

Luz Clara, I am impressed by your colour combination skills!! Looking at the individual items, I am certain I would have never seen the possibility of wearing those fabrics together. They look smashing!!  :applause2:  So, working with an inspiration picture and taking colour combinations from nature really works... I looked up the style arc tunic pattern - like that overlap with the pointy fronts. I think I could adapt my Pendrell blouse pattern in a similar way - thanks for the inspiration!

Impatiently waiting for photos from Wendy and Stephanie...
Eva

Morzel

By the way, if you click on Luz Claras photos of the individuel thread, they show up in (with the?) correct orientation.
Eva

stephaniecan

Ooh Agree with Eva. You look great, Lisa! Great fit and classic but fun mix.

Still waiting to take my photos. My partner is adorable but sometimes difficult to pin down. I haven't even ironed yet :)

Sew Ruthie Sews

Photos done and posted, depending on which screen I view on the INK and TEAL look quite different (or quite similar!)
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

stephaniecan

So sorry moderators but I have only my phone with me on vacation and I couldn't seem to get my photos to post unrotated! I am happy to delete and try again tomorrow but I wanted to post them today.

We had some difficulty with the photos today because of the light and a whole bunch of other mishaps, including apartment water leakage! Hopefully they are sufficient to show what I did.

I really enjoyed participating this year as it reinvigorated in me a love of sewing. Thank you to all who keep this experience going. I am not the greatest seamstress but one can always grow and learn! I have had so much fun watching the collections evolve. I am looking forward to keeping this sewing ball rolling from here in my daily life.

stephaniecan

Oops now I feel like a dolt. I came back and saw the rotate option! I struggle with my phone... :) Done.

warpjr1965

oh my gosh it all looks so great!  I plan on getting photos taken and up tonight.
Wendy

Lisa Laree

Quote from: Morzel on May 07, 2019, 09:03:52 amIt's such fun to see the pictures coming up!

LisaAnd the green showed up correct on these photos, eh? ;)


It's only really right on the picture with all of the garments hanging on the closet doors.  The on-the-hoof pics of the green tops taken on the cell phone didn't come out at all focused, so I had to use the one from the camera...which are on the teal side.

Sew Ruthie Sews

Cameras, lighting and colours are surprisingly variable. I noticed that outside I seem to have lighter brown hair than inside. I'm naturally greying and I guess the lighter hairs are picked up by the sunlight, but the darker hairs show more indoors?

Similarly the teals and rose look darker indoors and lighter outdoors. Same camera, same clothing, different lighting.
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

Lisanne

This year it's true even more than usual - everyone should win
:heart_smilie:  :heart_smilie:  :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

stephaniecan

Your photos look great, Ruthie. I especially covet your coat, but the whole collection is so cohesive.

I am embarrassed by the poor quality of some of my photos. Gianni is sick and didn't want to be by the open window as it has been cool here (very uncharacteristic for Florence in May, really), and otherwise the light was a problem. I may replace a few shots today, although I seem to have caught the sniffles...

Looking forward to seeing Wendy's collection!
 

fzxdoc

Quote from: luz clara on May 06, 2019, 07:48:23 pmI just posted all of my photos on my Luz Clara Sunset Neutrals SWAP page. Alas, they all look sideways to me. I hope they magically turn themselves around for others.
Heading now to the SWAP Gallery to see about getting them up there.
Looking forward to seeing all other SWAPs!


Luz Clara

@luz clara , go to each of your sideways photos in the Gallery and select "Edit".   As you scroll down the edit possibilities, you'll see a "Rotate" option.

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

2018 Dress a Month count:

CCL

Gorgeous collections, everyone. 

Luz Clara I must have missed your talking about it, but I liked that little piece of print piping  along the zipper edge on the olive-y vest.  Such a cool little touch.

Sew Ruthie Sews

wow they all look amazing!
Its really fun to see each collection in its own Album (thanks @DragonLady )
Ruthie in Derbyshire UK
http://ruthieksews1.blogspot.co.uk/

luz clara

thank you Kathryn! I'll do it this afternoon!
Luz Clara

Morzel

Ahh, more photos!

Luz Clara, I always correct the orientation on my computer within the folder they are stored. If you do it within a viewing program, it might just turn it within that said programm, not really changing the orientation. With my old windows, its a rightclick on the thumbnail and then choose 'rotate clockwise/rotate counterclockwise'. This way the info that goes with this photo, telling every programm the details about the photo (timestamp, size, rotation) is corrected (I think  :D ). But don't worry about your photos being sideways - as I said, I watched them through your individual thread, and if you click on them, they show up upright. They are lovely! By the way, I find that painting in the background interesting - the partial sneak peaks look wonderful!

Ruthie - wonderful garments! Love the colours (even though we have different colouring, these work for me too and are my favourites). I would steal that blue trousers and the lace shirt of your back, given the chance! And together with the blazer, a great looking suit! A SUIT! Wow.  :smiles-pom2:

Wendy - the work you put into those pants really payed off! They both look really good. Now you have me contemplating about pink jeans - I have all those navy clothes, and when it gets warmer, I like to pull out my baby-corduroy 'jean jacket'-  just the colour of your jeans. But as my behind is the biggest part of my body, I did shy away from having the lightest colour just there, until now. Seeing your jeans, it gets me thinking... How you managed the collection with a move and illnesses and college decisions and whatnot, I don't know.  :thumbsup:

Stephanie - all that fancy garments -wow! Its all tshirts and simple blouses with me, but you really made all this complicated stuff. And it looks soo good on you! The silk blouses, the pants, the jacket - Beautiful. And all this with a broken ankle?!  :applause2:
Eva

stephaniecan

Eva, You are lovely but really your sewing is so neat and your fitting great. I want to make a perfect polo like yours! I love your wardrobe.

Most of the stuff I made was not complicated at all. Kimono sleeves made the blouses much easier! The jacket was the most time-consuming but Vintage Vogue patterns are so great that it was not that difficult to make. I did almost lose my patience with it a few times last week but wanted to push through.

I agree with all of your comments. I am getting ideas for new projects from all of the collections.