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Previous sewalong entries / Re: Plaids, tartans and checkered sewalong
« on: October 07, 2020, 22:24:24 PM »
Entry #4

Syrinx's entry.

Alas now the only one!

Pinafore dress with matching shaped face covering.

The pinafore pattern is KwikSew 4138

I used a Lewis and Irene quilting cotton for this. I fancied a lightweight pinafore but one that wasn't too flmisy so this fabric was perfect. The silver/grey line has some shimmer to it. Annoyingly the checks are printed on bias not on grain so the whole outfit is on point!

It came together relatively well, only one adjustment to the pockets as I have found this pattern makes the pocket openings too large/pocket itslef not deep enough. But then I just love big pockets! The fabric check was on the bias so I had to change my picture in my head to have the checks at a jaunty angle. Luckily the printing was pretty accurate and solid so it being on point wasn't too much of a pain. Pattern matched the pocket on the bib. Spent an age gathering the fabric for the waist so that it was neat and even. I still have issues with this pattern regarding the waistband parts as one end is longer than the other but it's a tad tricky to get it to work properly and the r/l markings are not helpful. Still I got the lapped zip in and the button flap no problem. This is the firt time I've made the skirt version and I really love it as a pattern for a skirt. Tempted to use the skirt pattern solo and just make a wider waistband at some point.

A very poor picture of me wearing it

And an amusing one of me wearing it yesterday in a cafe in London whilst on a zoom call. Probably the best picture of the colour

Previous sewalong entries / Re: Plaids, tartans and checkered sewalong
« on: October 07, 2020, 12:40:31 PM »
Entry #3

Starryfish's Entry

Burda 6291 skirt with front pleats. Maroon wool with black check.
I made view B, the slightly shorter version, but omitted the self fabric belt. The wool is too thick, and it would have added too much bulk at the waist.

As usual it is fairly dark in the only place in the house I can take photos. The skirt is part of the 6PAC I will be entering in the competition. It is a nice winter weight in our not that warm house (It would be if DH would turn the heating on for longer).

@Morzel I'll bet everyone will be delighted to watch progress on that one.  :loveit: It's a shame it's outside the deadlines.
@SewRuthieSews dress to cardi sounds a bit scary to me!
@Iminei how big?!?!?!  :o

Last entries will be accepted and voting will begin at (or near) 18.00 hours GMT today October 7th.
Hurry up if you're coming...  0_0

Patterns Discussion / Re: Ottobre pattern grainline
« on: October 02, 2020, 09:02:50 AM »
That top is why i ordered the magazine. I love that fabric but it's not to be found. Yes I'll make it longer. I have some really heavyweight terry that I hope will hold.

Access All Accessories / Re: Towards domestic harmony.
« on: October 01, 2020, 22:22:07 PM »
Now that's a handy number!  :loveit:

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Re: Lidl
« on: October 01, 2020, 15:11:07 PM »
Much handier on the ironing board in the kitchen. Saves all that going looking for stuff.  :)

In the wardrobe / Re: Wrap dresses/tops?
« on: October 01, 2020, 11:35:35 AM »
I'm in the @Missie camp. Haven't worn one since I was fifteen and someone kindly pointed out that one boob looked bigger than the other!  :o It's not, it's just wearing bigger clothes.  :laughing:

Well haven't you been a busy lil bee?!?!?!  0_0

Come hither and don't listen to him.  :hug:
Congratulations both on your good fortune.  :toast:

You do what you have to do @Tamnymore and never mind about us raving on here. Family trumps everything.  :hug:

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Re: Safety first
« on: September 30, 2020, 19:02:48 PM »
If you do it often enough you'll get a callous like leather.  :laughing:

 :( Aw Tammers.

What're you doing on here @Tamnymore? Away and sewsewsew....

Previous sewalong entries / Re: Plaids, tartans and checkered sewalong
« on: September 30, 2020, 13:25:00 PM »
Entry #2

Lilian's Entry

What is it and for whom – Dress for me

Pattern used  - Prima exclusive July 2020

What fabrics you used  - A woven fabric, not sure what it is but it's quite fine, cotton/viscose feel.  It was free at my sewing group, a lady brought loads of fabric to give away.  There was just enough to cut this dress and a matching face mask.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc. - As per pattern, a straightforward make with some small adjustments to shoulder as I have square shoulders.  Adjustments for a bit more shape. All edges overlocked as the fabris frays easily.

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The plastic on mu dressform shows through fine fabric :(
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