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Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020

Manuela

Welcome to the Plaids, Tartans & Checkered Fabrics contest to celebrate the upcoming arrival of the cooler season in the Northern Hemisphere or indulge in the love of Gingham in the Souther one. As ususal there are a few rules:

1. You shall make a minimum of one garment - it can be anything, top, dress, skirt, jumpsuit, trousers....
2. If you want to make more than one entry, feel free to do so, but submit them in separate posts
3. Please clearly indicate what pattern you used and what, if any, changes you made
4. You don't need to use a commercial pattern, self drafted is fine
5. Sewing starts on September 1st , you can prepare & fit the pattern and cut before that date
6. Sewing finishes on on September 30th , please post pictures by October 7th
7. You need to use plaids, tartans, checks or gingham as the main fabric of your garment
8. Your entry here can also be included in your 6-PAC


Please submit your entries in this thread following the template below

Details to include:

Your Name; Entry Number( if you have more than one )

What is it and for whom

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

What  fabrics you used (pictures welcome)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Pictures included in the text please


Happy Sewing


« Last Edit: August 31, 2020, 12:54:45 PM by Manuela »

Renegade Sewist

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 04:15:55 AM »
Thank you for the very generous head start on this. Several of the contenders for my 6PAC fit this category.

Lilian

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2020, 15:15:43 PM »
Ooh I have just the fabric for this  :) :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

SewRuthieSews

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2020, 12:47:22 PM »
I have some tartan fabric with embroidered applique on it, would that be OK?

wrenkins

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2020, 12:55:00 PM »
Looks checky to me @SewRuthieSews8)
I have the most outrageous fabric bought in Charlee Girl's closing down sale and it would be ideal for this but do I have the courage to tackle stretchy? Prolly not.  :(
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

UttaRetch

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2020, 13:12:45 PM »
Stretchy stuff is the work of the  :devil:
What goes around comes around.

Acorn

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2020, 13:21:20 PM »
Right up your street then @wrenky!  :laughing:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

wrenkins

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2020, 13:22:12 PM »
Well I know. All those roly poly edges and won't go where it's meant to when you try to cut it. Or worse! Goes where it's not supposed to and stays there!!!  :o
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

Lilian

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2020, 13:27:13 PM »
This is what I will use  :)  :vintage: not the best photo, it is brighter than it looks
Willing but not always able :)

Manuela

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2020, 14:19:13 PM »
I have some tartan fabric with embroidered applique on it, would that be OK?
That looks tartany (is that a word) enough to me @SewRuthieSews

SewRuthieSews

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2020, 14:25:37 PM »
OK great thanks, currently no idea what I would make it up into. Maybe a cardigan jacket

MitchOfTheNorth

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 15:02:05 PM »
wrenkins, stretch fabric can sense fear.  Just approach calmly and handle gently but firmly.  Kind of like a puppy. 
Stashbusting 2020
Goal:  50 meters
So Far:  3 meters

wrenkins

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 17:07:11 PM »
I just happened to be ironing some today @MitchOfTheNorth. Roly poly bu$$er!  :laughing:
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!

MitchOfTheNorth

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2020, 21:38:08 PM »
Confession time:  I've never ironed a knit.  Spandex does not like heat.  It will do stupid things if you heat it too much. 
Stashbusting 2020
Goal:  50 meters
So Far:  3 meters

wrenkins

Re: Plaids, Tartans and Checkered Fabrics contest - 01.09. - 30.09.2020
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2020, 22:49:23 PM »
This is lovely quality stuff but it looked like

I had to do something! :o
Harbouring resentment is like swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die!