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We have a winner....

Manuela

We have a winner....
« on: October 05, 2018, 15:23:40 PM »
... and here she is, the only person who managed to finish the 'Mate your Orphan' challenge.....

Tadaaaaaaa.....

Congratulations @Mocarroll very well done indeed - you look utterly fantabulous in this outfit and the lovely @Iminei will be in touch with you soon about your well deserved badge.  :D


In the quietness I have been trying to learn how to insert pictures, so here goes...
I do like a shirt and made this     [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   a couple of years ago using Lekala 5988and 50p  ametre fabric from Walthamstow market.  Could never find anything to wear with it.
So bought thisfrom Fabricland to make https://www.stylearc.com/shop/sewing-patterns/jasmine-pant/some trousers.  Finally bought some soft sweater knit at £3.99 from TiaKnight to make a long cardi using a self-drafted pattern.  Trousers almost finished and cardigan cut out and ready to go, shouldn't take long  0_0!

Here’s picture of the fabric for cardigan and trousers.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Well here we are, all finished.  That was the easy bit, now the tricky bit, getting the photos in!
I wanted to make a casual Autumn outfit using a camel blouse I made a few years ago.  I made this long-line cardigan  using my overlocker and hemmed with the coverstitch machine.  It was a dream to work with and only took a few hours.
Trousers are really comfy but I've still got a bit of a saggy butt where I need to take a fish-eye dart next time.  Luckily cardigan covers it.
All in all an outfit for less than £20!  Blouse, 50p a metre from Walthamstow market, cardigan £3.99m from Tia Knight and trousers £3.99m from Fabricland.
And here is the whole outfit.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

......And finally, another orphan screamed "What about me?" and I remembered this blouse that I made a few years ago using this pattern and some lovely Liberty silk which just happens to go perfectly with the colours in the cardigan.

Here is the cardigan and other blouse  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  


Surest1tch

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 15:37:12 PM »
Well deserved winner  :toast: 👏

justpottering

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 15:44:08 PM »
Oooo that's lovely congratulations and well deserved  :toast:
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

fajita

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 16:09:46 PM »
Well done @Mocarroll A worthy winner.

crafter

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 16:25:31 PM »
Very nice, very stylish.
A perfectionist never achieves perfection.  If perfection was achieved, then the standard was not set high enough.

Greybird

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 16:43:03 PM »
Congratulations! A worthy winner - they are very nice garments!

Fiona M

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 16:46:25 PM »
They're all lovely, and suit you very well!  Well done  :toast:

Tamnymore

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 16:57:07 PM »
@Mocarroll . Fabulous!  :) :)
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Pinkstar

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 17:07:23 PM »
Well done, fabulous garments!

annieg

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 18:03:33 PM »
Hear hear!!
Really well done

 :toast:
Annieg

Kenora

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 18:03:59 PM »
Your outfit looks great - well done.  :toast: :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Kitten

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 19:43:21 PM »
Both outfits look really lovely.  I especially like the cardigan. :toast:

SewRuthieSews

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 20:24:33 PM »
Congratulations! well deserved.

BrendaP

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 20:33:59 PM »
Congratulations on completing the challenge. 
 :toast:
Your ensemble is excellent; I really like that original blouse with the darts around the neckline.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Acorn

Re: We have a winner....
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2018, 20:35:05 PM »
Absolutely lovely, and very classy.   :D
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