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Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2019, 19:55:08 PM »
I’m going to make this tunic from Ottobre...it’s cut out and ready to go. It’s a piece of border print cotton, almost a voile from Abakhan, Im going to make  the bodice button up as opposed to a plain one piece bodice...work in progress.

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 10:16:24 AM »
This is my entry for the Blue contest.
The pattern is from Ottobre magazine Winter 2012
I changed the plain single piece bodice to a two piece button up.
The fabric is in between a lawn and a voile, it’s cotton. I made deep hems, 3” on the sleeves and 5” on the hem. This gives it some weight. It’s to be worn over skinny cropped jeans.

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Acorn

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2019, 10:39:47 AM »
That's really lovely.   :loveit:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

snoozi soozi

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 11:14:25 AM »
Very nice @Efemera the fabric is gorgeous, love the buttons too  :)
👓 changing the world, one stitch at a time

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 13:28:15 PM »
That's super, @Efemera , love that fabric.

mudcat

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #35 on: July 11, 2019, 01:32:10 AM »
Excellent use of the fabric Efemera. 

Lowena

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #36 on: July 11, 2019, 09:20:31 AM »
That's lovely Effie  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lachica

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #37 on: July 11, 2019, 09:32:00 AM »
That's lovely, a good use of a border print.
Mary
2019 stash used so far: about 10m stash added:5m

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #38 on: July 16, 2019, 10:31:41 AM »
This is my second entry.
It’s Simplicity 8641, made from a duvet cover. It’s a lovely soft washed denim.
I didn’t made any changes apart from cutting an 18 top and 22 bottom.
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toileandtrouble

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #39 on: July 16, 2019, 10:55:39 AM »
That  looks really useful.  I'm tempted to try that pattern but I have the opposite problem, I cut a 22 top and an 18 bottom, which I suspect won't look as good as yours.

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #40 on: July 16, 2019, 11:05:30 AM »
It’s a very forgiving pattern...not much needed in the way of fitting

Fiona M

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #41 on: July 16, 2019, 12:20:28 PM »
@Efemera I absolutely love the clothes you make, you seem to find the nicest patterns and fabrics!

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2019, 18:56:55 PM »
@Efemera I absolutely love the clothes you make, you seem to find the nicest patterns and fabrics!

Thank you...the pinafore had its trial run today and I think it’s a keeper!

Sewingforfun

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #43 on: July 19, 2019, 13:55:12 PM »
A work in progress pic of my project - blue jeans!!  :trousers:

They are the Morgan pattern from Closet Case, and were mainly made in a class last weekend, taught by the Close Case designer Heather-Lou. The fabric is a proper heavy indigo denim (non stretch) with a cute print for the pockets. They still need a bit of work to finish the waistband, but nearly there, and  I'm really pleased with the fit.

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Trying to remember sewing is for fun! Used to be  CarolC.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2019, 08:40:31 AM »
I've been away on holiday in Cornwall and other than the dark blue curtains for my friends living room haven't (yet) sewn anything blue. Hopefully I can get some sewing time this week.