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Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #165 on: July 08, 2018, 21:45:21 PM »
I managed to endure a short cutting out session earlier today, so there is now a small pile of things to be sewn, some of which are part of my plan.  THe heat is enervating though...
C'est moi!

SewRuthieSews

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #166 on: July 09, 2018, 20:57:28 PM »
It has cooled down slightly in North Derbyshire, so I'm going back in the sewing room, probably fixing curtains though rather than SWAKOPing....
capsule wardrobe and charity craft sewing mostly.

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #167 on: July 11, 2018, 11:27:41 AM »
I finished my first SWAKOP item! My shirt is done. I'm so far behind where I wanted to be.

Here it is with my PJ bottoms. I'll get proper nice photos of the finished group as I intend this to be a 3 part outfit I can wear together - a pleated black skirt, this shirt, and a gingham body underneath (that I can wear independently of the shirt).

But I'm pleased it's done, except for some embroidery I plan to add.

Manuela


Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #169 on: July 11, 2018, 13:47:57 PM »
You underestimate how long it takes me! I can sew fast but I have to factor in lots and lots of failures!

I traced off the skirt sloper ready to be hacked up tonight (after the game of course) so hopefully that won't be too long now... although I expect that I'll need to do a few toiles as I'm self-drafting and my skills are a little lacklustre.

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #170 on: July 17, 2018, 14:23:01 PM »
Self-drafted skirt from sloper looking pretty good as of last night. I need to figure out the back piece to be elasticated, and draft a waistband and front placket. But once that's done it'll be two knocked down (and two I can wear together) and then I'll be sewing the Ariane bodysuit to go under the shirt (but can be worn separately, the bodysuit will be good to wear with cardigans in Autumn I hope).

warpjr1965

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #171 on: July 19, 2018, 02:59:17 AM »
Its nice to see everyone's progress.  I've been super busy, but also rather productive sewing-wise, which is unusual for me. I normally dither a lot!  Since June I've finished my metamorphic dress, a Wanderlust Tee in navy striped rayon, and a tank dress in the same rayon. If I throw my pre made capris in, I have the first of my 3 sets, plus a wild card (or two.)
Wendy

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #172 on: July 19, 2018, 09:41:46 AM »
I keep having too many busy weekends to get anything done!

Francesca


DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #174 on: July 19, 2018, 11:30:23 AM »
Exam marking finally complete, I got cracking on some of my cut out sewing over the last couple of days.  I managed to complete a pair of shorts, a unitard, and a pair of pull-on trousers for the missus, and just started on item #1 of my Mimi G components for the SWAKOP- a long, unlined denim coat
AT LAST!
C'est moi!

Efemera

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #175 on: July 19, 2018, 19:10:27 PM »
No progress here....I’ll be walking around naked at this rate...

Kwaaked

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #176 on: July 19, 2018, 22:56:07 PM »
@Francesca Boy do I hear that.  My last 5 weeks have been crazy. 

I take care of my bedridden mom.  House got hit with a lighting bolt 5 weeks ago.  Her electric wheelchair was busted from it and we've been waiting for repairs ever since.  In the meantime, her pain clinic (where you have to go to get medication) appointment came and went and she couldn't go.  Place was nice, got 3 weeks.  Then repair for chair got an appointment, made new pain appointment.  Repair ignored appointment, got letter clinic closing and mom had her cataract surgery, rented wheelchair.  Rental is like driving from Doncaster to London...and as big a PITA.  Do all that, working on getting her a new clinic because I have 30 days.  Problem because most go to cash only, so trying to figure out how to get reimbursed for that plus find a place that will drug test with a swab and not just urine samples (harder then it sounds...no one wants handicapped patients).

Meantime, father in law is sick and going downhill.  Dr visits galore (we didn't go, but still helped with stuff).  Biopsy surgery tomorrow, mom check up tomorrow, chair due tomorrow.

On top of this: Kid starts school, had to get her clothes, make a couple and alter a bunch.  Still trying to mess with getting the school supply list, which we haven't got.  Brother is coming in the first of August, and lord forbid if it's not white glove in here, so we're trying to spring clean as well (neat but no where near magazine picture ready) AND my SO is a disabled combat vet, so we have PTSD and Gulf War syndrome with him and all of the problems and appointments with that.

LOL...I'm waiting for school to start!

Renegade Sewist

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #177 on: July 20, 2018, 06:30:04 AM »
Aw geez Kwaaked; suddenly my life seems so peaceful and quiet. I've got 9 appointments this month but it's routine stuff, annual Cardiologist tests and then mostly physical therapy. But it's so blinking hot, more so than a typical July. We'll easily exceed the record of 21 consecutive days of 100 F or higher. My sewing spot tends to get rather warm and my cutting table is on the porch so nada is happening here. Bright side is the PT, even though it's for my lower back is helping my shoulders. This guy is good-we're waiting on an authorization for my neck but he believes in exercises that provide extra benefits.
The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. w.c. fields

Kwaaked

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #178 on: July 20, 2018, 10:11:13 AM »
Tennessee got you guys' weather this year...I've had rain most days and at most it's hit 90F/32C here, mostly it's been about 26C or so.  Humid as heck, which makes it worse.  I've been fighting damp in my studio all summer.  Usually we're hot, dry and it's miserable...this year it's just miserable.  And my studio does not have air conditioning in the work area and the mosquitoes are awful so it's even MORE fun!

This isn't normal for me as my schedule goes.  Everything just went sideways all at once.

But, as a nice little funny for you all: I keep extra cash at my studio in a drop box.  Not only does it allow me to buy things when I need to, but I also use it to save up for when I do need money and usually hide bills in there (not hiding money from my SO as such, but I hide it from my SO so we have money all month long.)  So, I need the cash I squirrel away every month this month (not the change, and yes I am crazily OCD about rolling change) and it's wet.  In my box.  Not dripping, but wet enough it's an "ew, WTF is this!?"

Right now I have about 60 bills hanging on a lingerie clothes line in my tub (the kind that has a bell like end and a hook to drag it across), sprayed with bleach water to kill the mildew to DRY.  So I can use it tomorrow.  Half tempted to iron the lot for kicks and giggles, though.*


*I should just use my credit card, I know.

Renegade Sewist

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #179 on: July 20, 2018, 10:25:35 AM »
But, as a nice little funny for you all: I keep extra cash at my studio in a drop box.  Not only does it allow me to buy things when I need to, but I also use it to save up for when I do need money and usually hide bills in there (not hiding money from my SO as such, but I hide it from my SO so we have money all month long.)

I do the same thing! The man never met a dollar bill he didn't want to spend!  :(
The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath. w.c. fields