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Sew Red for The Eve Appeal

Fiona M

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #90 on: September 11, 2018, 16:15:04 PM »
@Francesca No, not poly, it won’t shrink!
Cotton for pinnies though, needs preshrinking, and a bit of the red dye needs to be lost - don’t want anyone grumbling cos my pinny turned their whites pink!

Bogwoppit

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #91 on: September 11, 2018, 16:49:26 PM »
I should really have been completing my coursework but.....
Nearly late for school pick up wearing my new top.
I'll do a donation tomorrow, money sorting day. [Editted to add that I've now done this]
Top is simple with a self tie attached in the side seams. Pattern has a pleat at the neck but I thought gathers would be better for this. Pattern is Rosalind top from August's Sew magazine.
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Lurking in Lancashire, improving my sewing when life gives me time.

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #92 on: September 11, 2018, 19:55:00 PM »


if you cant see it use the linky below....
and never let me do an enclosed border again ... they are a right PITA
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Sheilago

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #93 on: September 11, 2018, 23:53:32 PM »
It looks wonderful @Iminei . How do you make these complicated quilts so quickly?!

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #94 on: September 12, 2018, 08:24:04 AM »
Thank you Sheilago ... praise indeed coming from you!

Not so complicated really ... the hardest part was joining the blocks accurately enough!

Anita Grossman Solomans Traditional Blocks made Simple was the first class I bought from Craftsy and I would recommend it to anyone starting out in the Darkside as she uses incredibly easy techniques ...

The Opus ...



was her arrowhead block which if you have been following the BOM is the simplest block to make ....

The Pineapple, I deemed too difficult for me 5 years ago, but I've got a bit better so decided to give it a go and Im very glad I did! The beauty is the pattern which in just a few cuts gives you the 32 pieces you need to make each block ... its just building the block from then on.
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Samantha

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #95 on: September 12, 2018, 10:20:09 AM »
I'm making slow progress on mine as I have to keep re-cutting bits because I'm not great at cutting straight at the best of times so with silk it's a blumming nightmare  :S :S :S :S

Lachica

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #96 on: September 12, 2018, 12:58:39 PM »
@Iminei that's lovely, you work quickly! @Bogwoppit lovely top, fits you well & I like the colour. Mine is still cut out, on the back of my sewing chair 🙄 grandma duties got in the way at the weekend and we have DGS Tues & Weds. I have a bit of time tomorrow morning so may get a bit done.
Mary

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #97 on: September 12, 2018, 13:27:54 PM »
Not so quickly Lachica, I'm stalled at the moment as the next bit is the layering ...

I know it will fit on the (extended) dining room table lengthwise and then half widthwise but I dont relish this bit as I know it will try to escape over the edges  ><

So today I have procrastinated the day away .. I have even prepared dinners for the days ahead ffs ... tomato soup and kashmiri kebabs ...YUM! maybe I will do Octobers BOM and get back to this tomorrow first thing but you lot do keep distracting me !!

Oh and fb and I've found an online jigsaw puzzle!!!! I kid you not ...
the laptop makes a very satisfying click when the pieces fit together too!!
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Fiona M

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #98 on: September 12, 2018, 16:58:01 PM »
Pre-washed pinny fabrics have now been pressed.
Next step, cutting out.
I can’t be rushed, me.

Bowerbird

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #99 on: September 13, 2018, 09:42:41 AM »
Finished. Can't see me getting a long life from it, the raw edges shredded every time I touched it.
Re-washed it to put the crinkles back in and a whole lot of dye came out, so it may end up being a pink shirt.

I think the fabric is a linen mix (it has that scratchy feel some linen has) and I've had it for a goodly number of years. There may be enough left for a dress too, but I'm still thinking on that.

The pattern is the Style Arc Melody tunic top, in size 14. My measurements are closer to a 16 but I think that would have been too big.
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previously known as Plottie,

Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #100 on: September 13, 2018, 09:48:21 AM »
We've got an amazing number of donations so far guys. Once we've concluded, I'll make a gallery/collage and we can hopefully post that around some of our friends too with the link to get a few more entries?

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #101 on: September 13, 2018, 09:57:18 AM »
I'm looking out for cups and saucers today whilst in St Ives. 3 people want me to make them the pincushions ( pic further up the page ) but for these I'll be making the actual cushion from patchwork. They're popular because if you miss the cushion the pins fall into the saucer ( which is superglued to cup )

Are they paying you to make these Low?? Will a portion of that go to The Eve Appeal?
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Ploshkin

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2018, 10:16:05 AM »
I'm plugging away at some alppliquing. It's slow going and I may or may not get it  finished but I will, of course, donate anyway.
Life's too short for ironing.

sewmuchmore

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #103 on: September 14, 2018, 18:15:07 PM »
Back sooner than I thought so tomorrow I will get my tartan skirt done and then if I make the time I have some red velvet that is crying out to be made into a jacket (or even a waistcoat), watch this space.
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Fiona M

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #104 on: September 15, 2018, 17:16:07 PM »
I've been working on my apron today.  All was going swimmingly, and then I gave my neckline seam a good long press ... and burned 5 little holes in the fabric.    :'(
It's fixable, but I will have to piece the neckline now, and I could have done without it, but that will teach me to in future a) check the iron temperature before applying to the fabric, and b) use my pressing cloth.