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Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019

Sewingforfun

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2019, 12:02:42 PM »
Hello! The weather is perfect for all things flowery, isn't it.

Here is my contribution - my flower show skirt I made from a Liberty wool (Thorpe Lilstone, in a now discontinued colour way). I got the fabric as a remnant at the very end of the last bolt in the Liberty store, and the lining fabric (light grey) and a navy zip came out of my stash.

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What event/occasion is it for

I wore it to the Chelsea Flower Show, and ended up quite literally in the show with my friend from America!
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Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

The pattern is entirely self-drafted, very simple just tapering out my basic skirt block by about 3-4cm at the hem and adding a really simple bound waist band. I didn't want anything too complicated since the fabric itself is so pretty.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
I wanted no back seam and a side zip, but because my piece of fabric was so small (only 75cm) I had to use a back seam anyway. I've put on a little weight since I made the block, so I moved it over to enlarge it, and toiled it using the lining. I wasn't quite as fat as i thought, so I then readjusted it a little narrower for the main fabric.


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Dancing too much and trying to remember sewing is for fun! Used to be CarolC.

annieeg

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
Lovely Liberty fabric and lovely flowers in the photo :)

Lachica

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2019, 13:09:28 PM »
Lovely fabric and ideal for Chelsea. The cardinals is a perfect match too.
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Lachica

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2019, 13:12:37 PM »
Thanks @Manuela. I tried to edit my post and have discovered the 'modify' button which I've never seen before ><. I've now been able to insert photos into text but the first 2 are still sideways on, even after rotating them before insertion. The good news is that the second 2 are the right way up. The even better news is I now know how to insert photos!
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Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2019, 07:43:55 AM »
Wow some amazing garments!
I am very late to the party, but am thinking about sewing a simple something in floral so I can join in too.
I have some knit lace printed with flowers and butterflies, not sure if it wants to be a top or a cardigan....

Lachica

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #80 on: May 30, 2019, 07:46:53 AM »
Better get your skates on then @SewRuthieSews  - oh , I forgot, you'll probably get 2 things made in 2 days!
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2019, 11:54:07 AM »
@Lachica, Yes might manage it as I've gone for a twinset, so far I have cut out the cardigan and laid out the pieces for the top (and they fit) so all good.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2019, 07:16:02 AM »
Cardigan now sewn up and its really floral, hopefully I will work on the top this evening and do photos over the weekend.
I should just squeak in under the deadline.

BrendaP

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2019, 09:38:12 AM »
Well I've just squeeked in under the deadline - actually it's been finished for a couple of days but I was waiting for an opportunity for an outdoor photo of me wearing it.

PrendaP's Entry

What event/occasion is it for

The glorious warm summer that we are going to have this year.  :flower:

Pattern used
Simplicity 2247

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
The fabric was snaffled from the sales table at craft club for the extortionate price of £2.  It's a lightweight cotton sateen so the left-overs bits are safely in the P&Q boxes.

I made version B with the C cup option but as I often do I increased the flare of the skirt slightly, an inch or two on each panel, just tapered out by eye as I cut.  The invisible zip went in first attempt  0_0  and everything else was probably pretty much according to instructions though I didn't really look at them much.  The bow was an afterthought as the neckline looked a bit plain.

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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/

Elnnina

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2019, 10:20:45 AM »
Brenda that is a very pretty dress and just right for our summer to come.  What a bargain you had, and yes wear it tomorrow to show your friends at craft club what you have made.  There cannot be many people who can say that their dress - brand new cost only £2.

Greybird

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2019, 10:28:26 AM »
It's beautiful - you look lovely in it!

Acorn

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #86 on: May 31, 2019, 17:13:02 PM »
Does this count as floral?  I've had it for ages and always thought of it as a floral, but now I look closely it's not that clear.

(To be honest I probably won't get it finished before midnight, but I thought I'd find out whether there was any point in trying!)

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wrenkins

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #87 on: May 31, 2019, 17:24:28 PM »
I see flowers but then I see faces in everything too... As an upstanding member of the electorate, I can honestly say I see flowers!
1..2.....3........GO!
Fashion fades, style is forever!

fajita

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #88 on: May 31, 2019, 18:43:43 PM »
Yup, flowers.

wrenkins

Re: Florals Rule contest - 1.05.-31.05.2019
« Reply #89 on: May 31, 2019, 18:54:43 PM »
You know they're flowers because they have leaves!  0_0
Fashion fades, style is forever!