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The Sewing Places Activewear and Swimwear Contest ....

BodgeitandScarpers 1st Entry
4 (6.9%)
BodgeitandScarpers 2nd Entry
23 (39.7%)
Lollipops 1st Entry
10 (17.2%)
Lollipops 2nd Entry
18 (31%)
Lollipops Third Entry
3 (5.2%)

Total Members Voted: 29

Voting closed: July 14, 2020, 08:36:20 AM

The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest

Iminei

The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest
« on: July 02, 2020, 11:46:37 AM »
Bodgeitandscarper's 1st entry. - Sleeveless cycling top

Well, here you are, not exciting, just here to make up the numbers as usual  :)

I made my own pattern by kind of tracing over an existing top, enlarging it slightly along the way.

The stripes should actually go across the fabric, but who wants horizontal stripes?  It is very stretchy both ways, so it works like this.  I put the rear pockets with horizontal strips, probably not a good idea across my bum...

I cut the armhole and neck bands on the diagonal, just to be different.

Pics - I hope the one of me isn't too worrying for you to see - I am an inflated lilo obviously  0_0

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Bodgeitandscarper's entry number 2

Another sleeveless cycling top.

Again, made from a self drafted pattern copying an existing top, this time I altered it to include the plain grey side panels, and used the grey for the neckbands and armhole bands. 

One day, I'll work out how to do that overlapping v-neck properly, although it may not be possible using the overlocker like I've tried!  I ended up doing lots of fiddling with edges, pinning, tacking, then coverstitching.  I think it's turned out well, considering the complete lack of a plan for that bit.

Pattern placement was interesting, as I wanted the pattern centred on the front, but had to avoid having a big flower on each booby, or even a black spot.  Pattern matching on the rear pockets was interesting too, especially with a fabric you can't press. 

Just noticed, the fabric has a lovely pale pink in it that is really not showing up in the pics, it's not all grey!

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Lollipops Entry Number 1

My official entry modelled by Aimee. 

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Lollipops Entry Number 2

is modelled by Hannah.

Infinity crop top by Boo Designs and self grafted pants.
Same leftover fabric from Funkifabrics.

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Lollipops  entry number 3

Jade lace dance 2 piece

Pattern Canyon top and self drafted pants.
Made from scrap stretch lace and Lycra with nude Lycra front lining.
Unfortunately, I have neither a mannequin or granddaughter to fit this set.

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And thats that folks ... Two Votes Only please ... Voting closes on the 14th
« Last Edit: July 07, 2020, 08:33:03 AM by Iminei »
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Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2020, 08:37:51 AM »
The Voting is open ...

Please vote and show your appreciation for these Marvellous Creations

Two Votes each, Voting will end in 7 days ....
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Iminei

Re: The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2020, 08:48:19 AM »
We Have a Winner!!!!!!

And very well done too ...

Congratulations are heading their way Northwards to

Bodgeitandscarper

For her Fabulous patterned Cycling top ....

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Pearl

Re: The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2020, 09:11:23 AM »
Well done, @Bodgeitandscarper .   :toast:

All the entrants looked so well made. 


Usually when I'm choosing which to vote for, which would I wear is usually part of my musing.  Not in this case though.  Why would I need "activewear?" 
« Last Edit: July 14, 2020, 09:13:51 AM by Pearl »

Greybird

Re: The Sewing Place's Activewear and Swimwear Contest
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2020, 09:50:45 AM »
Congratulations @Bodgeitandscarper ! Well deserved - a lovely top!

Very hard again to vote though - all the entries were lovely.