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Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019

Manuela

Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« on: June 24, 2019, 07:53:42 AM »
Welcome to the Having the Blues contest. This contest is all about the creative use of blue fabric(s) - either one shade of blue or several combined. It is open to all categories, be it garments, patchwork, quilting, accessories - everything goes as long as It is blue.

As usual a few rules:

1. You shall sew a minimum of one piece - it can be anything, garment, accessories, soft furnishings, quilts, etc., as long as it is blue
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 , if any, 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 July 1st, you can prepare & fit the pattern and cut before that date
6. Sewing finishes on July 31st please post pictures by August 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 did you make and what material did you use?

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)




Happy Sewing




« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 11:44:54 AM by Manuela »

Efemera

Re: Having the Blues contest
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 08:31:33 AM »
I might do this.....

Helen M

Re: Having the Blues contest
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 09:12:36 AM »
I might just have some fabric that I can use.......!
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Francesca

Re: Having the Blues contest
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 10:22:24 AM »
I'm just about done trying to enter sewalongs... it seems like a curse to me, everything I aim to enter somehow goes wrong!

But I do have lots and lots of blue fabric... as blue is my favourite colour and also one of my SWAKOP themes (red & blue).
Stash Busting 2019
Sewn: 36.4m
Traded: 45.9m
Added: 41.9m
Up/down: -45.95m

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zora

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 19:52:11 PM »
Does turquoise count as blue?

Manuela

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019, 07:01:30 AM »
Does turquoise count as blue?
No, because it’s called turquoise  ;)

snoozi soozi

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 08:25:55 AM »
No, because it’s called turquoise  ;)

Oooo, that counts me out of this one, thanks @zora for asking that vital question  :o
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BrendaP

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 11:51:15 AM »
Names of colours are very subjective and 'turquoise' is one of the most variable.

Some of these I (personally) would call blue although most I would call green.

Primary pigment blue is the cyan which you find in 3-colour home printer inks.  Again some I would call blue, some green.

With artists paints you are often advised to have warm and cool versions of red, yellow and blue.  The cool blue is either cerulean or Phthalo blue .  Again some of those ook blue and some look green to me.  The settings on your monitor will also make a difference to what a colour looks like.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 20:51:47 PM by BrendaP »
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wrenkins

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019, 12:11:32 PM »
Turquoise, duck egg all those things are changed by what they are beside. If I put my turquoise ring beside green it is blue as a blue thing. If I put it beside a more purpley blue then it looks green.
Photograph it on the grass and hope no-one notices @zora  ;)
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Sewingforfun

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2019, 12:18:20 PM »
Colour and the perception thereof is amazing, isn't it?

Anyway, I shall be making blue bluejeans (Closet Case Morgans) in a class on 13/14 July. I would like to be held to account to get them to a fully wearable state by the end of July and photographed, since the last thing I made in a class (a jacket - in April) still has no buttons or button holes...  :[
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Kwaaked

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2019, 15:54:18 PM »
Like the last two, I'll follow along just don't know if I will enter.

I have a couple of things I am doing in July that is blue...but it's not surprising since one of my primary wardrobe colors is navy.

One is the rose jacket I posted about earlier from the runway.  I am showing a couple of the girls from the summer camp how to take an idea from draping to finished garment and several different techniques.  The other is a guipure lace skirt (not real guipure...it's just corded) and I have all the stuff for a navy one coming today, to show that technique.  I have enough for 2 black ones...and I'll make them on my own time in a color underlay and a black one to show many patterns different looks type thing.  (While typing it just got delivered.)  I got a few more if I have time/they all come on all the days.

I use navy for things like this because with all the handling of the fabric by other people, it shows dirt far less then colors do, easier to see the techniques then black and since I am making clothing for me...I wear navy.

Francesca

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2019, 15:58:34 PM »
I've got a beautiful piece of cobalt blue silk charmeuse that I've had for absolutely years that I might like to sew. I've already set aside this Simplicity pattern for it, but I wanted to work out how to make the shape less boxy because I don't really suit straight square garments. Not sure I would want fisheye darts though, so maybe just a contoured side seam or seeing if I can add a side dart somehow (depends how deep the grown-on sleeve goes).
Stash Busting 2019
Sewn: 36.4m
Traded: 45.9m
Added: 41.9m
Up/down: -45.95m

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SewRuthieSews

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2019, 07:50:15 AM »
I've got blue fabric, so here's my intention to join in!

Knowing me it'll be something like a tee-shirt or trousers.

FloBear

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2019, 18:57:08 PM »
I'm hoping that if I state an intention publicly, it might actually come to fruition.

I made an overshirt to wear with a previously-made pair of lightweight trousers. Unfortunately the pattern - a Burda Young (hahaha) - gave Euro and US sizes. The other Burda patterns I own give UK sizes. SO... I made the US size 16, made length adjustments but did not try it on until far too late. Oh very dear!  :S

Anyway, I've been trying to decide what to do with it since March and had an inspiration today so maybe this is the incentive I need to get my a**e in gear  ;)
Dogs are such a help when dressmaking!

mudcat

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2019, 02:20:05 AM »
I still have a yard of the lacey denim from Marcy Tilton. I know what I want to do with it but I'm afraid to cut into it and want to make a sample first. 

I've been itching to sew lately but life keeps getting in the way so we'll see how it goes.

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