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Sew Red for The Eve Appeal

sewmuchmore

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2018, 19:05:32 PM »
would red/black or red/blue tartan be ok. Red is the dominant colour in both pieces I have.
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Janet

Fiona M

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2018, 12:12:55 PM »
I’ve got some beautiful quality red & white gingham, I bought from Croft Mill years ago.  Not sure why I bought it, as red’s not a colour I can wear really (looks ridiculous with my fat, tomato red face!).  Would like to make a flouncy skirt, but might be a bit too much ‘cowgirl’?
Having looked at this fabric again, and after going to the trouble of downloading and printing a free pdf skirt pattern (DIBY Club Duchess Skirt), I've decided I might just sew some aprons from it instead.  The likelihood of me actually wearing a skirt made from red & white gingham is sufficiently remote to make me reconsider.
If the aprons turn out well enough, and there's no reason why they shouldn't,  I will sell them locally to raise more funds for the Eve appeal.

Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2018, 21:54:13 PM »
would red/black or red/blue tartan be ok. Red is the dominant colour in both pieces I have.

Sounds fab :)
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Lachica

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2018, 23:07:53 PM »
I have some ?viscose? which I was given at sewing club. I tried to leave it there but was persuaded it's 'my colour'. It's an orangey red and I'd usually go for a purply red andit has a 'tablecloth' design woven in...not something I'd usually choose for myself. It has a beautiful drape and doesn't crease. Anyway, I've traced off a Prima shirtdress pattern today and will make it & donate for Vege. I may also donate the finished dress....we'll see.
Mary
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blubli

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2018, 21:34:49 PM »
Probably a stupid question but... does it have to be proper red or would dark red or wine be ok?

Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2018, 22:27:21 PM »
Probably a stupid question but... does it have to be proper red or would dark red or wine be ok?

Any red as long as it can comfortably be described as red! And red wine red... well that sounds pretty red.
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Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2018, 07:53:52 AM »
How do we join up Fran, Is there an official start/end date ... What are the rules?
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Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2018, 08:18:05 AM »
How do we join up Fran, Is there an official start/end date ... What are the rules?

All in the first post :)
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blubli

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2018, 22:06:15 PM »
Any red as long as it can comfortably be described as red! And red wine red... well that sounds pretty red.

In that case I think I'll make an autumn/winter skirt. I just couldn't see myself wearing bright red!

sewmuchmore

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2018, 18:53:39 PM »
So I have at last managed to get all my red fabrics together, just have to decide what to make. A few of the pieces are left over from other projects so may combine, thinking some of the red velvet and the tartans to make a Vivian Westwood style skirt.
Amended. oops just seen the closing date, going away on Tuesday for 3 weeks so may not have time to get anything done, dam.
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Janet

Bowerbird

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2018, 03:01:10 AM »
How serendipitous this is. I currently have a length of red linen/cotton mix casually draped across the bed  chair  cutting table oops, it's back in the drawer. I had plans for a tunic top and a summer dress, so it may even happen now that there is a reason to get to it.

And now that I've said it out loud I shall have to do it.  :snip:  :vintage:  :shirt:  :toast:

@Lachica, I prefer purpley red too.

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Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #26 on: August 29, 2018, 07:19:58 AM »
Have I said that Im in???
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Lachica

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2018, 08:22:16 AM »
Mary
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SewRuthieSews

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2018, 06:51:10 AM »
It is now September so I need to go and see what RED based fabrics I have available and what I want to sew.  :fabric:
I don't have any particular thoughts other than knit tops or maybe a jacket.

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2018, 07:29:59 AM »
Ok, 1st September and I'm off .....

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