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Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020

Manuela

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2020, 01:24:33 AM »
May I ask if it's permissible to enter with something that was partially cut out about 10 years ago and only a bit of tacking done on darts ? Now that my fabric order has arrived the garment is going to be completed and lined. Both fabrics are floral.

@Flobear, that’s no problem at all  :)

SewRuthieSews

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #46 on: May 15, 2020, 11:34:46 AM »
@Greybird righto, I'm 5'6" tall and a size 18 with quite a broad back and standard length arms, so yes not going to manage much out of a metre of fabric for me.

Flobear

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #47 on: May 15, 2020, 13:38:07 PM »
@Flobear, that’s no problem at all  :)

Oh no! I've committed myself now  :faints:
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sewmuchmore

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #48 on: May 20, 2020, 17:48:10 PM »
Entry no. 1
Fabric purchased from a destasher on eBay and pattern used was McCalls 7253
Made for every day wear.
This is the first time I have used this pattern and no particular problems other than I am not sure about the pocket placement. They seem a little low on the skirt and I have to stoop to use them. I will use this pattern again but probably move the pockets up.

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@sewmuchmore, can you please, please, please insert the attached pictures so that they appear in the text. I did it for you here.
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Janet

indigotiger

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #49 on: May 21, 2020, 06:51:23 AM »
almost there on my floral blouse... I still need to take some better photos than this "hanger shot" of it in the closet:
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Elnnina

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2020, 10:49:09 AM »
That is a lovely blouse Indigotiger, and I particularly like the trim around the collar,  I know when you first mentioned using this fabric for a blouse  I mentioned that this was my type of fabric, well now it is made up it is even more my style of blouse - it really is lovely - well done.

Efemera

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #51 on: May 21, 2020, 10:53:46 AM »
Lovely... and beautifully sewn.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #52 on: May 21, 2020, 11:24:07 AM »
I'm just off to look at my fabric again and  :meditation: upon it...

sewmuchmore

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #53 on: May 21, 2020, 17:09:56 PM »
Entry number 2
Style Arc Blair shirt dress from fabric from Fabric For All in Leeds, hope it fits the floral theme
Made for every day wear
I have used this pattern before to make the blouse version so I knew that the collar stand is not long enough for the neckline (this has been mentioned on Pattern Review as well by other sewers). Rather than make the stand longer I have taken the excess fabric from the shoulder seams.
I have also made alterations to the in seam pocket which also acts as a modesty panel, if you follow the instructions you will find that the wrong side of the fabric shows between the shirt tails so I have altered it so that the right side shows.
I also found that the finished dress was a bit shapeless even for my shapeless body so I have put two narrow darts in the front and taken up the excess in the back with elastic in a casing. You will also notice that there is no button on the collar stand, I didn't have enough and not sure that my order will arrive in time for deadline.
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Janet

Manuela

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #54 on: May 22, 2020, 00:34:02 AM »
@sewmuchmore, below a picture on how to insert images in the text. You only need to click on the ‘insert picture’ link, and it’s done.

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Manuela

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #55 on: May 22, 2020, 00:35:54 AM »
Dear All,
Iminei has kindly agreed to help with the contest and sewalong section, you may have noted my absence here.

sewmuchmore

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #56 on: May 23, 2020, 09:34:49 AM »
@Manuela Sorry to be have been the cause of some stress, I didn't know how to do it but @Acorn pointed me in the right direction so hopefully the photo's in entry 2 are ok.
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Janet

Manuela

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2020, 10:06:02 AM »
@Manuela Sorry to be have been the cause of some stress, I didn't know how to do it but @Acorn pointed me in the right direction so hopefully the photo's in entry 2 are ok.

Rest assured that you haven’t been the cause of any stress @sewmuchmore

Efemera

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #58 on: May 23, 2020, 14:56:19 PM »
Here’s my entry for the Floral comp.
The pattern is the Prima Everyday Dress. The fabric is 95% cotton 5% Lycra. I made a slight alteration to the front neckline, taking out a small wedge to narrow the front bodice. The pattern is meant for woven but works just as well in a knit.

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snoozi soozi

Re: Florals Rule Contest - 01.05. - 31.05.2020
« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2020, 11:21:40 AM »
Snoozi Soozi's first entry

I made an old favourite, the first one in quite a while : the Marcy Tilton V9112.

The fabric is a duvet cover I found on one of my charity shop hauls, brand new still in it's packaging, for all of £6  :) For a guess it's a polycotton, it's only lightweight.

The pattern was made up as per the instructions except I didn't interface the collar, I have a severe aversion to the stuff. I added a couple of buttons to the collar, it's my slight obsession, love a pretty button.

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