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Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019

Ploshkin

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2019, 07:28:01 AM »
I might just get in under the wire.
Life's too short for ironing.

SewRuthieSews

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2019, 07:57:18 AM »
I'm planning something too.

WildAtlanticWay

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2019, 13:59:08 PM »
Here’s my entry. 

The first finished garment that I’ve made that actually fits. I’m so chuffed.  :D

What did you make and what material did you use?

Style Arc Estelle coatigan

I used a blue and white Ponte Roma knit fabric (another first)

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

It has pockets in the side seam and I love anything with pockets. The sleeves went in really easily even though I was convinced they’d look uneven. I also did my first flat felled seam.
 After wearing and washing, I overlocked some of the seams as the edges looked a bit frayed.

....Yes, I have blue hair  :P

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WildAtlanticWay

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2019, 14:10:29 PM »
@Sewingforfun
Those jeans look simply amazing. I also love the pretty fabric you’ve used on the inside.
Well fitting jeans are a nightmare to buy so I can’t begin to imagine how hard it must be to produce something that looks so professional. I’m in awe of your talent.  :|

toileandtrouble

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2019, 21:01:34 PM »
Finally finished something.  When the list went up in January, I thought I'd be able to join in just about all of them, this is the first one I managed.
OH doesn't have a short sleeved shirt for the hot weather, so made this.  Sorry folks, it's my fault the sun went in.
KwikSew 3484. Only alterations were  to shorten the body 1" and stitch up the hems deeper than they said. I wasn't sure the pressed up hem would stay in place with just an edge stitching. Oh, and customised it with the tiniest drop of oil, but that might be lost in the first wash.  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

indigotiger

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #50 on: July 30, 2019, 03:20:56 AM »
I'm going to make an effort to get my indigo shibori print popover dress finished in time... hope I can do it!
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Iminei

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #51 on: July 30, 2019, 07:43:07 AM »
Yes chop chop @indigotiger  that sounds lovely!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

indigotiger

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #52 on: July 30, 2019, 21:03:53 PM »
started on the popover dress this morning... I had forgotten how lovely and silky the fabric is, as the partially cut out pieces were wadded up in my UFO pile, and quite wrinkly. I think that getting this done before the dog days of August are here will be a good plan.

The fabric is a lovely very dark indigo blue, with faux shibori motifs. The assorted designs make rather wide vertical bands on the fabric, I only turned the photo on the diagonal to show all three of the designs...
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Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #53 on: July 30, 2019, 21:21:13 PM »
Bodgeitandscarper's 2nd entry

Simplicity 8387

Another jersey and georgette top, this being the one I was intending to make first.  This time I've made the front bodice a bit longer, so the gathers of the skirt section sit under my boobies, looks much better from the side.

There may be a bit of a mistake, actually quite a big mistake, but if you don't know, you won't know!!
I put the back skirt section on the front bodice, and vice versa, so there is a seam down the centre front of the skirt.
Georgette is an absolute bu**er to work with isn't it?  I don't expect for one moment that hem is anywhere near level...

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Manuela

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #54 on: July 31, 2019, 00:42:35 AM »
So far 8 entries are in, if you haven’t done so yet, please have tour pictures and entry posts up by August 7th  :)

Puzzler

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #55 on: July 31, 2019, 07:01:21 AM »
@Bodgeitandscarper, i got a kick out of the dog.  :woof: Looks like he or she was sniffing for biscuits in the pocket of your new top.  :D

Well done on the top.

Francesca

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #56 on: July 31, 2019, 11:30:49 AM »
Cut and started sewing last night. I'm off work tomorrow, which means I don't have to worry as much about getting things done around the house this evening so I might be able to scrape through to enter it.

@Manuela how strict are you on the garment having to be 100% completed before the deadline. For example, if I only had the hem to go (I'm foreseeing it taking me quite a while to do a narrow hem all round this big skirt in floaty fabric) could I still submit it or does it have to be fully hemmed?

SewRuthieSews

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #57 on: July 31, 2019, 11:37:32 AM »
SewRuthieSews entry for Having the Blues

I sewed set of 4 pieces which can be mixed and matched as summer loungewear (ie PJs!)

Far left - New Look 6216 trousers from some duck egg blue cotton sheeting. These are made as per the pattern, except I have added a working elastic/drawstring waist, so the waist is truly adjustable. (The pattern has a full elastic waist and a non functional tie sewn on)
Second from left - Floral top using the pattern from Prima July 2019.
Second from right - Floral culottes, using New Look 6216 as a starting point, but cropped with added width and no pockets.
Far right - Floral top from Simplicity 4276, lower bodice cut slightly larger on cross grain (instead of on the bias) to fit onto fabric scraps.

Manuela

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #58 on: July 31, 2019, 12:09:57 PM »
@Manuela how strict are you on the garment having to be 100% completed before the deadline. For example, if I only had the hem to go (I'm foreseeing it taking me quite a while to do a narrow hem all round this big skirt in floaty fabric) could I still submit it or does it have to be fully hemmed?
@Francesca, if it’s only the hem and if it’s otherwise wearable, it should be ok. You could put that into the description 😊

Francesca

Re: Having the Blues contest 1.07. - 31.07.2019
« Reply #59 on: July 31, 2019, 12:14:35 PM »
OK, I just wanted to check. Thing is I see we have a week to submit photos and so I was going to post a pic after I've worn it (on Saturday 3rd) as I'll be dolled up then. I will have probably hemmed it by then (I have Friday off so I have more time!) so the pics would show it hemmed...

Maybe I'll post a quick snap here showing how it looked at the deadline? I don't want to break the rules. It might be better off I don't enter it if it's still unfinished.