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Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020

Acorn

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2020, 17:04:58 PM »
They are gorgeous!   :D
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Kenora

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2020, 17:18:44 PM »
Oh they're cute!  :)
Minding my P's & Q's in Portreath

Fabric Lover

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2020, 19:07:18 PM »
What a lovely little outfit!
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

Lachica

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2020, 20:44:09 PM »
Those are great!
Mary
2020 stash: not gonna count, not gonna feel guilty.

Starryfish

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #19 on: March 20, 2020, 17:40:04 PM »
Starryfish's 1st Entry

Kwik Sew 3817- Men's Fleece top. This is View B but without the bicolour sleeve. I must have made about 6 of these.
I used Navy fleece with cobalt blue contrast, size M for my DH.
My coverstitcher did not like the fleece so I just used a twin needle on my sewing machine.

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He has promised not to solder, paint, or plaster in it.
Stash reducing 2020
Stash- 42m
Gone so far - 5m

BrendaP

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #20 on: March 20, 2020, 18:17:22 PM »
I'm making KwikSew 263 for my new great granddaughter.  I'm doing the 6 months size and hoping that by the time she's big enough to wear it we'll be able to see her again  :\

The fabric is a fine poly-cotton (mostly poly!) from stash which is very well matured.  It frays like mad so I'm doing French seams rather that use the overlocker, but I want to do overlocked "rolled hems" but am awaiting the delivery of some turquoise overlocking thread which I hope will be the right colour.  I also had to order some more narrow elastic because I'd used up my stock making face masks!
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/

Starryfish

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #21 on: March 20, 2020, 20:02:02 PM »
That's a very pretty dress @BrendaP . My DIL is not a frill fan or I would make something like that for my DGDs. Any way they are rather sturdy little things!
Stash reducing 2020
Stash- 42m
Gone so far - 5m

Starryfish

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #22 on: March 20, 2020, 20:08:09 PM »
My next items will be the Pauline Alice Mini collection of Top, dungarees and jacket for my DD's son.
https://www.paulinealicepatterns.com/en/kids/101-collectionmini1.html

I have cut out the top  from the scraps left from making a  green mini check shirt for DH, the dungarees will be  green stretch denim and the coat some green twill from my stash.

@Manuela Should I enter each separately?
Stash reducing 2020
Stash- 42m
Gone so far - 5m

Manuela

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2020, 00:48:53 AM »
Yes please @Starryfish 

Starryfish

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2020, 18:02:20 PM »
  Starryfish's 2nd entry

The pattern is from Pauline Alice Mini Collection. This is the tunic, which is based on a Breton fisherman's
smock. It buttons down the back, and the pattern has a front opening with a button and loop which I omitted.
I made it from a remnant of green check cotton, it is for my DD's baby boy and I thought it safer for a 12 month old without the loop.

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The Front

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The Back
Stash reducing 2020
Stash- 42m
Gone so far - 5m

Morzel

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2020, 21:47:11 PM »
@Bodgeitandscarper  that outfit is just so cute! I really like the fabric.
@Starryfish two entries already! The fleece looks good and the breton shirt will be much appreciated, I am sure!

Eva

Morzel

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2020, 22:08:03 PM »
Morzel's entry:

Bathrobe for my daughter

Pattern: I used a sweater pattern (Paula) in the smallest Ladies size for my 145cm daughter. Lenghtened it, adjusted the hood (less deapth) and added an overlap at the CF.

My daughter had been complaining about her bathrobe being too small for a while. This schoolyear, instead of PE they go swimming, and so she had 'reminded' me of her wish almost every week... Well, the other robe really was too small. I had sewn a sort of surf poncho last fall, using discounted towels I bought at sales, but she has trouble getting into that (or out of it) all by herself. I had sewn another for my friends son and was planning a third for another friends son. But now, with everyone staying at home and my daughter doing homeschooling in the living room and me having to find something easy and not too mind-boggling to do (she needs to adjust to this homeschooling idea - it felt like she was asking about stuff every two minutes!) next to her, I took out the remaining towels and sewed up the bathrobe. I used the towelends as hem. The hanger loop I inserted into the back neck. The front I bound with jersey - I really like the raindrop print on it!

Daughter is happy with the robe, mother thinks she could have improved the pattern - the fronts droop a bit because of the large overlap. But hey, she's happy and it is a unique and quite cozy piece!


Eva

Fabric Lover

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2020, 14:19:26 PM »
Mimi G face mask pattern Fabric Lover’s entry:

I hadn’t intended entering this contest, since I admit it - I am not the most altruism of sewists generally!  :[ But I saw this vlog from Mimi G for face masks to wear to assist in the Coronavirus battle and decided to make some for my family- I’ll post them to them in the next day or two.
Then I’ve offered to make some for my neighbours. It’s been a bit trial and error to fit one for my husband-
He must have a big head!

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« Last Edit: March 27, 2020, 14:42:23 PM by Manuela »
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)

wrenkins

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2020, 14:25:12 PM »
Fashion fades, style is forever!

Fabric Lover

Re: Selfless March Contest - 01.03. - 31.03.2020
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2020, 14:25:58 PM »
I’m sorry @Manuela i understand that this isn’t the way you want the entries- I have tried to do this as required but am just hopeless at getting the photos in as required. I think I’ll just bow out of future competitions. Sorry!
Stash busting 2020
Goal: 100 mtrs
Used: 17 mtrs (includes curtains)