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Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019

Manuela

Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« on: April 17, 2019, 09:04:38 AM »
Welcome to the Florals Rule contest. It was a huge success last year, who doesn’t like a bit of florals for summer. I can see this as an annual thingy.

So, here are the rules

1. You shall make a minimum of one garment - it can be anything, top, dress, skirt, jumpsuit, trousers....
2. If you want to make more than one entry, feel free to do so, but submit them in separate posts
3. Please clearly indicate what pattern you used and what, if any, changes you made
4. You don't need to use a commercial pattern, self drafted is fine
5. Sewing starts on May 1st, you can prepare & fit the pattern and cut before that date
6. Sewing finishes on May 31st, please post pictures by June 7th
7. Please use the template below when you submit your entry post


(your name)'s Entry (indicate the number if you have more than one entry  ;))

What event/occasion is it for

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.

Pictures (ideally included in the text, but I can do that for you if needed)


  :flower: Happy Sewing  :flower: 


b15erk

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 09:07:01 AM »
Oh no!  I've just finished a floral.  :(

I'll have to make another!  :)

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Manuela

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 09:11:27 AM »
@b15erk there is a list with all contests that will run this year among the sticky threads  :)

wrenkins

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2019, 09:11:46 AM »
I am veh veh excited! Yesterday I formulated a plan of sorts for some 'odd' fabric that I bought because it was cheap...like you do. I might be able to enter this comp if I get a wriggle on.
@Pearl grab your kantha (buy a flowery one) and come on!!!! We're making a thing!
Fashion fades, style is forever!

BrendaP

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2019, 09:36:31 AM »
I've got some floral fabric in the stash 0_0
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/

Pearl

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 11:26:16 AM »
@Pearl grab your kantha (buy a flowery one) and come on!!!! We're making a thing!

Thought this might be a possibility, @wrenkins , until I saw rule 6.  31st May?  As in, six weeks?   :S

wrenkins

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 11:46:41 AM »
I've hit a snag too @Pearl with my odd fabric. The stuff itself is 100% cotton but the twirly 'embroidery' bit is synthetic. It welded into a lump when I flame tested it. This means that the dying part of the plan will need some more thought.  8)
I've ordered a pattern that I've fancied for ages so I'll see what it looks like when it gets here before I commit. It's only 7 or 8 pieces. That's one piece a week. How hard can it be?   0_0  0_0  0_0  :S
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Tamnymore

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 12:09:02 PM »
I have so much flowery fabric it's giving me virtual hay fever. Must have a go at this contest. Get thee behind me, work commitments!  :devil:
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

Pearl

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 12:36:03 PM »
I've hit a snag too @Pearl with my odd fabric. The stuff itself is 100% cotton but the twirly 'embroidery' bit is synthetic. It welded into a lump when I flame tested it. This means that the dying part of the plan will need some more thought.  8)
I've ordered a pattern that I've fancied for ages so I'll see what it looks like when it gets here before I commit. It's only 7 or 8 pieces. That's one piece a week. How hard can it be?   0_0  0_0  0_0  :S

I’ll look forward to following your progress, @wrenkins .  As for me, maybe next year.  (I’ve just signed up to a dressmaking evening class.  :S)

Manuela

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 14:34:38 PM »
Yay @Pearl, I am very much forward to your and @wrenkins’ adventures with dressmaking. I’ve been to the Darkside a few times, the first pieced block I even made was Hazel Hedgehog for a quilt and cushions for my little grand nephew

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charlotte

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 15:12:17 PM »
Ooh ooh can I bear to wait until May 1st to start on the Liberty print dress I posted about the Formal Wear board?

I have only drafted the corselette pattern so far, so quite possibly as long as drafting and toile-making is allowed ahead of time...

snoozi soozi

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2019, 19:06:04 PM »
I reckon I'm feeling brave enough to go in for this one, I have plenty plenty flowers in the stash and I do need another jumpsuit, after all, summer is upon us  :loveit:

Kwaaked

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2019, 14:23:00 PM »
I have some normal florals somewhere in my stash, and I need to make a few things so commenting to place mark if I come up with something I want to do.

DementedFairy

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2019, 23:22:52 PM »
OH NO!  I have nothing floral.  Dammit.  Now I need to buy some more.... :devil: :devil: :devil: :loveit:
C'est moi!

Kwaaked

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 11:14:59 AM »
About the only thing I really am interested in at the moment is a jacket made with kanzashi flowers.  Not sure if this qualifies or not.

I also haven't been too interested in looking at my fabric, either.