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Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020

Manuela

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2020, 05:44:38 AM »
Yay, 10 entries so far.
Please have your submission posts with pictures up by February 7th if you want to enter the contest.

Helen M

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2020, 16:58:55 PM »
Sewing finished so just need to sort out photos.
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 35 metres
So far: 3 metres

toileandtrouble

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2020, 22:56:04 PM »
LOWS, SLOW, OWLS!
Not going to be left behind this year.
 Not feeling up to much  - that's the lows.
Only started today, but also finished - that's the slow.
Jersey top with a print - that's the owls.
I used V8151. Proper post tomorrow
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toileandtrouble

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2020, 10:49:37 AM »
Toileandtrouble's entry

A t-shirt using Vogue 8151. Today's Fit, by Sandra Betzina, looks as if it is now OOP, but Amazon seem to have some.  The fabric is a fun print from Fabworks.  Not 100% cotton but it feels nice.
 I made version B. Inside, they show an option to add ties at the neck, which I did.  The dart was dropped 2cm, next time might take it 1cm lower.
Got a bit confused with the seam allowances because I wanted to do it mostly on the overlocker directly.
The fiddly part was getting my owls in a line. Anyone who has tried ducks in a row ought to try this. I wanted to leave a plain edge below a row of upright owls. Fair bit of time moving the fold over to one side to leave a wide piece to cut out the sleeves, matching the back lines to the front at the bottom, and choosing the place to position the owls on the sleeves. Actual construction was pretty quick, apart from the hemming.  Next time I will shorten the neck band a tad, think the seam allowance was not trimmed enough, also the ties seem too narrow for my taste and a bit far apart. Otherwise, I am pretty pleased, especially the fitting given by the dart.

Photo will be here later. 
Yes, well, there is now a photo on my new tablet but I have no idea how to get it from there to post it.  I will return...
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This is not the photo from my tablet, which is still a mystery, but an emergency one, from a phone.
Foreshortened, but better than nothing.
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2020, 12:10:58 PM »
I'm so good at doing things at the wrong time, I started a zebra print baby jacket yesterday...  :[

WildAtlanticWay

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #95 on: February 02, 2020, 21:58:35 PM »
I’m not entering the contest because I only finished my bag today but I thought I’d post a picture as the fabric has a jungle inspired print.


samtowanda

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2020, 00:19:57 AM »
 Towanda's 2nd entry
[ftp][/snakeskin print top by Life is sew sew good, on Flickrftp]

There were a few issues with the fabric and the pattern. This is another top that was computer drafted. The program drafts all flare at the side seams instead of it being distributed throughout the body of the garment. I ended up slashing and spreading the original pattern to get the flare where I wanted. I used the sewing machine for the shoulder seams and the bust darts. The rest of the sewing was on the serger. I used the coverstitch for the hems.

My other issue is that I cut the neck binding too wide. It ended up being floppy after I stitched it down. I didn't have enough scraps to cut another one so I just folding the original binding over and stitched it down. Pattern matching went out the window because I didn't have enough fabric. I was annoyed but it's so busy that it doesn't bother me. The colors are richer in person. All in all, I'm happy with how this top turned out.

Puzzler

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2020, 07:11:57 AM »
 :o Yikes, @samtowanda, is that your fabric stash in the background, or part thereof???

samtowanda

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2020, 04:16:42 AM »
:o Yikes, @samtowanda, is that your fabric stash in the background, or part thereof???

@Puzzler, yep that's part of the stash. The rest in stored in bins in the basement and DGD's closet.

snoozi soozi

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2020, 07:57:53 AM »
@Puzzler, yep that's part of the stash. The rest in stored in bins in the basement and DGD's closet.

And there was me thinking I had a stash...compared to you @samtowanda I have a mere piffle of a pile  :P

Helen M

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #100 on: February 04, 2020, 16:25:39 PM »
Helen M’s Jungle January entry.

Simple Sew Cocoon dress which came with a sewing magazine.

The fabric is a ponte look but is more a fine knit matelasse with a plain backing. It’s been in my stash since 2015 when I bought it on holiday in Texas from the now defunct Hancock's.

A fairly easy make, although I don’t know why there is a front centre seam. It is on the grain and just made pattern matching a bit of a devil! I found a the 5/8 seam allowance a bit annoying and it seemed huge having sewn with 3/8 and 1/4 in most of what I’ve sewn of late.

I raised the pocket height 1” as I’m only 5’1”. The pattern said to use bias binding for sleeve turnings, I just turned under and hand sewed to finish, the same with the hem.

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« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 15:31:16 PM by Manuela »
Stash Busting 2020
Goal: 35 metres
So far: 3 metres

Manuela

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #101 on: February 05, 2020, 23:38:13 PM »
Thank you @Helen M. I made up this pattern a few years back as a school project and completely forgot about it. Time to play around with it, it’s a nice versatile pattern and a really cool and comfortable dress.

Manuela

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #102 on: February 07, 2020, 00:24:04 AM »
Reminder: today is the deadlines for posting your entries  :)

Sakar

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #103 on: February 07, 2020, 07:23:46 AM »
Thanks for the reminder!!

Sakar

Re: Jungle January contest - 1.01.2020 - 31.01.2020
« Reply #104 on: February 07, 2020, 07:27:53 AM »
Sakar's entry: Bag for toy animals

A nice bag for DS's toy animals.
I didn't use a specific pattern, I just used fabrics leftovers which I found at home, added a zipper and a handle.

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