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

warpjr1965

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #315 on: December 05, 2018, 00:57:09 AM »
I am no way, no how, gonna finish this. :( Sad, cause I really liked all my ideas.

Kwaaked, do take care of yourself. Hope you are doing OK.
Wendy

Kwaaked

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #316 on: December 05, 2018, 01:33:33 AM »
Thanks, you guys.  I appreciate it.

Missie

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #317 on: December 05, 2018, 09:05:44 AM »
Ah good cos I just cut out a new batch lol

You are a machine, not a woman, of that I am sure!!

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #318 on: December 05, 2018, 22:01:45 PM »
wearing the hell out of the teal/jade stuff right now, very cheery in such dismal weather! 
C'est moi!

Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #319 on: December 09, 2018, 01:13:44 AM »
Looking forward to see the second round of submissions  :)

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #320 on: December 09, 2018, 08:03:35 AM »
Planning to do a little final sewing today before selecting the final cut.  I got distracted by a trip to buy coat fabric, and snagged a glorious bright red cashmere, and fake astrakhan for trim...yum!
C'est moi!

MrsThrifty

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #321 on: December 15, 2018, 06:42:14 AM »
Well, I've made it just in time! Didn't think I'd be able to take photos in time but I've just managed it. I also want to point out that an outdoor photo session (due to camera lens constraints- zoom is broken!), when the temps are hovering around 38c with 70% humidity and rising due to imminent summer storms are not great conditions for modelling anything with long sleeves, long legs or indeed any extra layers, including WOOL COATS! I need to get my AintoG and photograph as I go... At least then they'd be seasonally appropriate. ;)

Copied from my little plod-along-thread from a week or so ago, here are the groups as they stand:

Group 1
- MADE - Style Arc Fay Skirt in black croc print scuba.
- MADE - Style Arc Terry Tie Cardigan in double face merino.
- MADE - Cashmerette Dartmouth. B&W printed poly knit. Sadly too small and wants to ride up, should have sized up for the fabric, but I'll keep it in for the purpose of this plan.



Group 2
- MADE - Style Arc Fay Skirt in black and white geometric textured knit.
- MADE - Style Arc Diana Top in a pepper grey space-dyed, heathered spandex black ITY knit.
Style Arc Demi Drape Top- outside layer only (see camisole above).
- SUBSTITUTED - Style Arc Abby Cardigan in a black, sheer, textured knit fabric.



Group 3
- MADE - Style Arc Linda pants in black ponte knit. Fail! I apparently didn't pre-wash the fabric and they shrank in the length! They're awaiting being lopped off into house shorts. Therefore...
- SUBSTITUTED - Style Arc Barb in a "ponte like" fabric. Thick and spongy like ponte, with a fine rib. This fabric DIDN'T shrink, thank goodness.
- MADE - Style Arc Samantha Raglan Top in B&W and W&B striped cotton spandex.
- MADE - A loose fit, dropped shoulder t-shirt with a godet back I took a rub-off from, in a B&W border print knit.



Wild Card
- MADE - Simplicity 8141, View D- Twist front tunic in a grey, drapey, loose weave knit.
Which goes well with the Croc Print Fay Skirt from group one, the Black ITY Diana Cami in group two and the ponte-like Barb Pants in Group 3. Yay!



And here they all are lined up together on the curtain rod in my sewing room! Achievement unlocked! Woot!



I'd do things a little differently next time to make it easier (like prewashing things), but I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and appreciate being able to look back and feel a bit proud of the number of things I've made this year. :)

Greybird

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #322 on: December 15, 2018, 09:24:31 AM »
That's a very impressive collection. You have been busy! They all look very nice. I particularly like the twisted top and the Abby cardigan.

Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #323 on: December 15, 2018, 11:06:53 AM »
Fabulous @MrsThrifty
There are still a few hours left to submit your entries everybody.

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #324 on: December 15, 2018, 11:21:38 AM »
wow!What a great collection MrsThrifty!
I think I've dropped the ball at the final hurdle [mixed metaphors or what?]
No time or energy to take photos of the finished collection, but everything is getting lots of wear and lots of compliments so I'm more than happy.  I'll do a  blog post instead, when I recover from this dip in energy
C'est moi!

Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #325 on: December 15, 2018, 13:01:36 PM »
Noooooooooooooo @DementedFairy, sob sob..... I was soooooooo looking forward to seeing your SWAKOP
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 14:25:47 PM by Manuela »

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #326 on: December 15, 2018, 13:47:24 PM »
Wow @MrsThrifty that collection is amazing!! That Simplicity twist top has been on my "want" list for ages but I've never been able to find the pattern for sale.

@DementedFairy oh come on pleeeeasssee. We need some good competition up here!
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Tamnymore

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #327 on: December 15, 2018, 14:39:53 PM »
Fabulous collection @MrsThrifty . I had to check where you lived when you said you were sweltering in 38C. In the UK we are freezing in 38F. I'm always really impressed by those of you who sew WAP or WAKOP. I seem to sew OAW (on a whim).  :D
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Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #328 on: December 16, 2018, 01:20:49 AM »
The voting thread is up, please head over there and vote  :)
« Last Edit: December 16, 2018, 09:23:13 AM by Manuela »

Lachica

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #329 on: December 16, 2018, 09:15:13 AM »
Wow! Well done to all 3 entrants. It was very hard to cast just one vote as they're all so good, but I went with the collection I'd like to have made. Maybe next time I'll enter - ooh, there goes a flying pig!
Mary
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