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Plaids, Tartans & Checkered Fabrics competition - sewing for cooler temperatures

Nevis5

@Tamnymore  that is a great shirt!  I really like the colour blocking, it works so well.  I have tried to do that myself in the past but have been really unhappy with the results.  You obviously have a great eye for mixing colours and patterns.

sewmuchmore

Managed to get my cape cut out, tacked and sewn, in the main fabric. Just the lining the do and wouldn't you know it the piece I had in mind is too small. I have been to Fabworks as well today, if only I had checked the lining before I went. Now have to go again, what a shame  :loveit:
Pics show how I marked the pattern piece to get a match on the fabric and the cape made up so far. It was a headache thinking about the pattern running both ways but I think I have managed to get the pattern all lined up.

Amended, oops looks as if there is a ghost at the window

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« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 22:56:06 PM by Manuela »
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Acorn

Ooh that's lovely!   0_0   <3
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

toileandtrouble

Glad some people get to finish things!  Going to unpick the waistband on my prince of wales check skirt and see if I can make it fit better by adjusting the darts. I suspect it is not the shape of the skirt, but of me.   
I was going to bin it, but when I picked it up to mourn over, OH said "Oh, you could wear that", as if he'd never seen it before.  Guess who put me off it in the first place? 

sewmuchmore

Cape now finished. Sorry seem to be having trouble getting photos on. now managed it.

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« Last Edit: November 11, 2018, 22:49:03 PM by Manuela »
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

Greybird

How lovely! That's one where people will stop you in the street to ask how you got it!

toileandtrouble

I do like the lining, so nice to have a bit of a dazzle inside. I rather fancied a cape - I have the pattern, but didn't know what it would be worn with -  what are you planning?

Tamnymore

Fabulous @sewmuchmore:D
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Manuela

I do like the lining, so nice to have a bit of a dazzle inside. I rather fancied a cape - I have the pattern, but didn't know what it would be worn with -  what are you planning?

A cape like this can be worn the same way as a jacket of a similar length. It looks as good with a pair of jeans as it does with a straight cut skirt or dress.
The world needs more capes!

Manuela

Wowsie, two entries from @sewmuchmore  :loveit:

There are a few more days to put the pictures of your entries up everybody :)

sewmuchmore

I do like the lining, so nice to have a bit of a dazzle inside. I rather fancied a cape - I have the pattern, but didn't know what it would be worn with -  what are you planning?
I only do skirts and dresses, made primarily to wear when we go out. Something not too heavy but will keep a chill off whilst we walk to the pub/restaurant/friends and easy to put over the back of a chair (have you noticed there never seems to be anywhere to hang coats these days).
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

toileandtrouble

Thanks! Now I am thinking evening/party, which would mean a lovely fabric.  Ooh, what a nice idea.
 A bit too unusual for everyday on an older lady round here, rather noticeable and I don't want to be noticed. What I'm aiming for is this:
"I can never remember what Mrs X was wearing, but I always get the impression she was well dressed" 
Can't remember what book that came from.  Anyhow, aiming is one thing, hitting the target is another!

toileandtrouble

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Had to take the pocket out, it was distorting the line too much. Also resized the back darts.  Can't get a better picture of the back. Phone camera, expanded and over shoulder at an angle in less than perfect light,press the button while trying not to wobble, emailed to self and resized.. amazed it came out at all.  But I did finish.
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toileandtrouble

Having a stab at the second piece of wool. I thought the pleated skirt with the plain overlay, sort of kilty, but the pleats would not hold, so have tried to enlarge the four panel flared skirt to my size.  Probably not the right way, but slid the pattern 'x' inches parallel to the grainline.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Now have four panels, which match up nicely
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Matched, and that joined seam includes a zip. Tres chuffed.

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This I do not like.  I can't see it working even if it was a plain material so I shall turn it round and make the side zip a centre back zip.  Then I will try and reshape the side seams into a sort of A-line. 
« Last Edit: November 15, 2018, 15:27:18 PM by toileandtrouble »

Greybird

Very nice - I'm sure you'll be remembered as well dressed!