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Started by Lisanne, October 30, 2019, 05:35:57 am
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QuoteFirst, you'll need to determine the amount to add to your back bodice. On your muslin, slash two vertical lines where your shoulder blades are. Then ask someone to measure the opening of these slashes when you stand straight, in a natural posture, arms slightly toward the front.
Quoteindigotiger - I tried your solution with the yoke. I added two inches. It did relieve the binding, but I had a poof on my back that enhanced my rounded back, not an area I really want to call attention to. I suspect the fact that I put my quickie pleats close to the center was the problem. I see in your drawing you have them closer to the sides. I will play around with this idea some more. I added about two inches in width. I may not have needed that much. I also want to wear the muslin again to make sure it does feel OK
Quote from: indigotiger on January 16, 2020, 12:58:00 amI noticed that it felt different than most of the other melton, somehow "silkier"... which would make it feel wonderful against my neck... and then I noticed that it had a different mark on the selvedge:Much to my surprise, I had a luscious piece of cashmere from Amicale Fabrics! Since the piece wasn't big enough to make an entire garment, I feel no qualms about using it to line my capelet; it will bring me a great deal of everyday pleasure as well as warmth.
Quote from: KathrynT on January 18, 2020, 08:27:50 pmIsn't it funny how you think you get something and then later you have a realisation and think, No wait! The one or 2 things must go with everything rule. Initially I thought a white t-shirt and black pants would be a good start point and then I realised you can't wear a white t-shirt with any other top.Now I'm thinking a pair of black pants and a navy pair. But is it still in the spirit if I would rarely wear a particular top with the navy pair and similarly for another top and the black pair.
Quote from: Lisanne on January 24, 2020, 12:22:08 pmperhaps I'm being unkindbut I think SWAP contestants might learn from a quick look at this gallery from the first round of the PR Sewing Bee :https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ContestGallery.pl?ContestID=341Obviously many of the contestants have not put even a moment's thought into how to make a good impression on people who are looking at their entry. . . I do find that very odd. . .
Quote from: warpjr1965 on January 26, 2020, 08:09:02 amQuote from: Lisanne on January 24, 2020, 12:22:08 pmperhaps I'm being unkindbut I think SWAP contestants might learn from a quick look at this gallery from the first round of the PR Sewing Bee :https://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/ContestGallery.pl?ContestID=341Obviously many of the contestants have not put even a moment's thought into how to make a good impression on people who are looking at their entry. . . I do find that very odd. . .These pics don't bother me too much. When taking pictures on a deadline sometimes you have to just do the best you can! Often my kids are my photographers, and after a few minutes they are not very motivated to make me look good. On the SWAP front, I am in a bit of a sewing lull at the moment. Maybe its the gray damp weather here, that is never good for my energy levels. Or, I don't know, I've had a lot of local sewing meet ups lately, and maybe I just need a break. In any event, I've got plans to cut a few SWAP and unrelated projects today, and perhaps that will light the spark.
Quote from: luz clara on January 23, 2020, 10:32:23 pmOh Mahgret I love community festivals that celebrate fruits and vegetables! A lima bean festival! (Although it sounds like a sneaky way to get people to eat lima beans!) Did they have a Lima Bean Princess? A childhood friend was once "Miss Peaches and Cream" at a peach festival! Luz Clara
QuoteI am one who very much struggles with the photo part of SWAP. I sewed entire collections twice and then didn't enter because of the photos. I have a lot of anxiety and I imagine people assuming I put no thought into the process. The reality is I often lose sleep over the process. To try to get over that hurdle this year I am taking mirror selfies as I go to at least document the garments, and I have asked my niece to help me with photoshoots. I hope the possibility of someone being unkind (added emphasis from indigotiger) does not mean I am destined to sew all the items and not enter because of the terror or posting a photo collection.
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