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Title: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2020, 09:49:28 AM
Yes the Next Competition in the Sewalong Series has been announced

THINK PINK

ALL are welcome to Enter ...
Lightsiders, Darksiders, Women, Children, Men (Go on I dare you  :devil: ) Alike

Make Something Sensational in JULY

No Rules or Regulations APART from ONE

The Majority of it must be PINK!

Register here to let me know you're in .....

1. Please post a picture of your fabric/s before you start and include it in your submission post
2. You can have more than one entry, just submit them in separate posts
3. Sewing starts on July 1st and ends on July 31st - you can plan and prepare before the starting date
4. Please put your submission post with pictures up here by August 7th

Details to include:

Your Name; Entry Number( if you have more than one )

What is it and for whom

Pattern used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

What  fabrics you used (pictures welcome)

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

Pictures included in the text please


The contest runs from 1st to 31st July ...
Submit your finished entries  by the 7th August
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on June 28, 2020, 11:17:29 AM
Pink is my favouritest colour, but just about everything in my stash is either not pink or something and pink.  Nothing really that's majority pink
 :S
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Starryfish on June 28, 2020, 12:03:15 PM
ME, me I'm in. I have some coral pink linen jersey to make a top, and there is more pink jersey in the stash. I may make some more tops for me or maybe for my granddaughters. We are all blonde and like pink, at least I'm not sure about the baby, she hasn't stated a preference.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 28, 2020, 12:55:55 PM
I'm in too, I have few pink things in the stash, though more likely to go for a tee shirt or trousers than the faux silk special occasion outfit!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on June 28, 2020, 13:01:39 PM
Why couldn't it have been Green  :(
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Starryfish on June 28, 2020, 14:03:19 PM
@Lilian , ask Manuela next year! maybe she will oblige. Do you have lots of green fabric in stash?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on June 28, 2020, 14:27:49 PM
I wear a lot of green, especially dark teal/jade shades.  I am wanting to make more clothes this year.  Maybe one will come up where I can use green  :)  I am currently laying out to make the Drape Dress pattern (free with a magazine)  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Helen M on June 28, 2020, 14:39:53 PM
Had planned to participate but not sure if the fabrics I had earmarked from when the monthly challenges were originally published are sufficiently 'pink'. :(  I'm sewing from stash mostly this year so don't want to buy any pink fabric.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on June 28, 2020, 15:04:13 PM
I have fabrics which have quite a lot of pink in them but probably not a majority of pink. :S What a shame!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on June 28, 2020, 15:37:42 PM
I will look through my p&q stash  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 28, 2020, 15:43:33 PM
Here are some various shades of pink, I'll do some photos of things from my stash I count as pink and see if it sparks ideas with others.

The more people join in the better from my perspective.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2020, 16:02:01 PM
Something and Pink counts ....

Cmon Girls ... lets not let Manuela down ... she thought this contest up ...

Im going for it as I have so many PINK scraps ... I think I'll make a Cot quilt or ???
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Efemera on June 28, 2020, 16:06:52 PM
I’ve got nothing in pink in my stash either...love the colour but never wear it.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 28, 2020, 16:23:45 PM
I didn't think I had much pink, but I pulled these out of my cupboard.

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mgkUpv4DDio/Xvi0jvCkAII/AAAAAAAAOHM/4scpJ_BVHSQ9R0fCBEa_Qm5-nON9gTzoACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/PinkFabrics%2B%25284%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on June 28, 2020, 16:53:39 PM
These are the fabrics from stash which look most pink.


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This arrived yesterday from The Textile Centre, lots of one way stretch, enough for a dress

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Also arrived yesterday.  Woven synthetic but fairly substantial weight, enough for a dress or top.

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3m of P&Q weight cotton.  Looks more like red and black to me.

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Jersey fabric but not much stretch.  Found on the sales table at craft club, back in the day, for pennies.  Probably just enough for a tee shirt
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on June 28, 2020, 16:55:04 PM
Second batch of my something and pink

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Chambray like cotton - too blue

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chiffon, enough for a top

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hideous and it's too orange :facepalm:

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3m of batik from Doughty's

Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2020, 17:55:46 PM
loooooove the Doughtys batik!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Efemera on June 28, 2020, 18:05:32 PM
I might have to go shopping  :ninja:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Vezelay on June 28, 2020, 18:27:20 PM
Bought this in York 4 years ago - maybe it's time has come?

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 28, 2020, 20:47:01 PM
Is that not already a fab made item??? .... I'd wear it!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Vezelay on June 28, 2020, 22:40:22 PM
@Iminei its just 2m of some sort of viscose jersey (at a guess) draped on my dress form  :). It was bought with nothing particular in mind and nothing has come to mind since!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: fajita on June 29, 2020, 01:45:36 AM
I might join in.

I did start thinking about joining in but ended up buying machine embroidery patterns. I’ll have to restart the think tomorrow.

 :thinking:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on June 29, 2020, 06:51:09 AM
I might join in.

I did start thinking about joining in but ended up buying machine embroidery patterns. I’ll have to restart the think tomorrow.

 :thinking:

I had a similar conversation yesterday @fajita.
Me: Creightons do sheet plywood.
Him: How much?
Me: Don't know. I was looking for peanuts.  0_0 0_0 0_0

I'm looking forward to seeing everybody's business in this one. I like pink.  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Efemera on June 29, 2020, 08:42:12 AM
Who would have thought buying pink fabric would be so hard!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Ellabella on June 29, 2020, 16:46:44 PM
Who would have thought buying pink fabric would be so hard!

@Efemera you just needs more practice!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Efemera on June 29, 2020, 17:05:53 PM
I can’t find anything that’s not floral...
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on June 29, 2020, 18:35:12 PM
I already have two pink tops - I've not worn either for probably two years...
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on June 29, 2020, 19:15:50 PM
Ok, I’m in. I’ll probably make a pink play quilt for some baby girl not yet born!  :D
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 29, 2020, 20:14:11 PM
@Bodgeitandscarper  ...what about somethink Pink for your GD ???/
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on June 29, 2020, 20:55:26 PM
I thought it was a grandson....still, he might like pink jeans.....look at Michael Portillo  :D
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on June 29, 2020, 21:09:04 PM
Yup, grandson, so maybe not pink...
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 29, 2020, 22:16:37 PM
If I can find the fabric then I want to make myself some pink PJ trousers - however the sewing room is very untidy and I can't currently locate the fabric!
(I don't want to waste good sewing time tidying up, but maybe I need to!)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: indigotiger on June 30, 2020, 00:27:03 AM
I looked through my entire fabric stash and there is no pink fabric at all. The closest I came was I have a piece of wool felt that is a sort of peach/pink color... not sure at all what I could make from that? I think it was intended to be used as part of a toy, years ago??
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 30, 2020, 05:42:07 AM
@Bodgeitandscarper  ... What about Lilya??? Or am I hopelessly confused here?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on June 30, 2020, 08:42:43 AM
... What about Lilya??? Or am I hopelessly confused here?

Yes @Iminei , you are hopelessly confused :facepalm:  Lilya is Jessie's GD
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on June 30, 2020, 09:00:38 AM
I'll get me coat .... :S  Sorry Girls x
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on June 30, 2020, 09:17:12 AM
C'mon, @Iminei , keep up, girl!!   0_0 0_0
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on July 01, 2020, 12:25:08 PM
I've been searching. :rolleyes:

@Iminei  - does this fabric have sufficient pink in it to qualify?
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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on July 01, 2020, 13:35:11 PM
 I’ve looked out some of my pink bits and pieces and have made 3 of the 12 blocks for the play quilt. 3 of the 12 blocks are appliqué, so they’ll take longer.  Here’s the pink fabric, but I’ll include a few other colours from my scraps.

It’s quite good to get a use for these bits,  as I usually avoid pink and go gender neutral when making for babies not yet born. I know of at least 4 babies due before the end of the year, so one will surely be a girl - who hopefully doesn’t mind too much pink! :D
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 01, 2020, 16:27:43 PM
Girls LOVE PINK ... Remember Pink the quilt I made for my lil NDN Jazmin ... Shes 7 now!!!!!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3dfpqhLoeDvgMWUFvTje9-WyY51BfJRYy0ZAsqtO2QmO8o6bC5CnEP3umxEAxegHM6O6obRSS9J_dtUEUHsfa-aWXSxZqYDY9Pl4ovsFjSvPpOG56qN2fic7qeJD-s4k9BvwjHNccrkSBa5UwLYT4rG=w1032-h773-no?authuser=0)

I had to add the Green to keep me sane!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: snoozi soozi on July 01, 2020, 16:53:26 PM
For Gawd's sake you talented quilters make me  :x

 :hug:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on July 01, 2020, 17:16:46 PM
@Iminei - is that a YES to my question then? Sorry to push but I wanted to make a start if it's OK. :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 01, 2020, 20:32:08 PM
Yes ... please!

 The more the merrier as long as it reads as PINK overall!!!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on July 01, 2020, 21:08:29 PM
Lovely. I'll get started tomorrow then. Thank you. :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Pearl on July 02, 2020, 13:32:28 PM
Pink isn’t really my colour but I do seem to have some pink fat quarters.  I might join in if I can find a project.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on July 02, 2020, 15:14:02 PM
Think of a project for me too please @Pearl  I'd quite like to join in with something this year
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Pearl on July 02, 2020, 18:39:10 PM
Think of a project for me too please @Pearl  I'd quite like to join in with something this year

No  :D :D :D



Sorry, @Lowena .  I can't think of one project.  I wonder if  :woof: would like a laminated pet feeding mat.

Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on July 02, 2020, 18:56:11 PM
 :P @Pearl  we'll have to put our heads together
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on July 02, 2020, 19:18:13 PM
An apron and chefs hat or something different  :thinking:???
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 02, 2020, 21:01:21 PM
Well, I made a good start with the pink and grey batik and got an invisible zip in at first attempt and it looks pretty good but downhill after that.  :'(

First of all the overlocker started playing up.  I'm doing plain seams with 3 thread overlocked neatening but after the first couple of passes it started misbehaving - felt almost as though the feed dogs weren't doing their job properly, didn't sound quite right and the needle thread kept breaking.  After threading and re-threading the whole lot several times, walking away muttering rude words and again rethreading several times I changed the needle (it was already a new one for this project and first time in ages that it had been changed) and fingers crossed it seems to be better now.  It must have been a rogue new needle from Schmetz!.  In the process of doing all that I managed to catch the fabric into the overlocking for a couple of inches! but miraculously it missed the knife and I got it all unpicked without damage :faints:

Then the facing went pear shaped :scream: 
Note to self.  When a pattern ahs two options for front neckline it does not work to cut two different sets of front facings and expect them to fit.  It need one front and one back.   :headbang:
I didn't realise until I'd sewn them on and done the understitching.  Aaaagghh!
Fortunately I had enough bits of fabric left so pulled them out of the P&Q box and started again.

I think I can rescue it.  It's all pinned together ready to stich but will be tricky because I've already snipped the notches :S

Off now to have another session with a dress which should have been finished by now.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on July 02, 2020, 21:55:53 PM
I can't join in as I can't think of anything to make so I've put the pink fabric away again
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Acorn on July 02, 2020, 22:04:43 PM
I have a piece of nice pink and cream jersey in a William Morris type design.  It would make a lovely t-shirt, but I'm so indecisive these days that I reckon the deadline will have passed before I've chosen a pattern.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Celia on July 03, 2020, 08:09:02 AM
I have this fabric but not sure what to do with it, I bought it years ago when I wanted to start quilting, it didn’t happen and since then I have sort of kept it for that special one day ??  Any ideas?

I have no idea how far this fabric will go, what could I make
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 03, 2020, 08:48:57 AM
@Celia there's a channel on You Tube called Cozy Quilt Designs and she has produced a strip design quilt every month for something like 15 years. While she doesn't give the measuring details, a lot of her designs have been done by Donna Jordan who talks you through the details (and you can stop the video to count the squares for cutting). You could of course buy the pattern if you weren't a tight git like me.  0_0
If you don't pick up some strip designs there I'll eat the quilt that I am making right now. It's called double dipping and it's a Cozy Quilt design to use a strip set that I don't know what to do with!  :)  You will probably need a background fabric and possibly a small bit of accent depending on your chosen pattern. Cozy Quilts patterns have many sizes from lap to huge and the details of yardage are given on the back...which Donna helpfully waves about.  ;)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 03, 2020, 09:00:02 AM
Anything that requires a jelly roll (which is what that is) or 2 1/2" strips or cuts thereof ... Dont open it unless and until you are ready to sew it .. it will start to fray!

Jelly roll lone star (http://)

Summer in the Park (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WgTyqB8Pc&t=2s)

Jelly roll ribbon star (https://youtu.be/pKdnP3E-TNc?list=PLsUWGzRotDAMog8405LzNf3dtz4DPUP-x)

There plenty of tutorials out there ... All I would say is Please DONT make a jelly roll race ....
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on July 03, 2020, 10:21:37 AM
I second that! Never do a jelly roll race.
Lots of strip / square ideas on Pinterest. I love precuts an it shouldn't fray if it's a good quality brand.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 03, 2020, 10:33:24 AM
I have this fabric but not sure what to do with it, I bought it years ago when I wanted to start quilting, it didn’t happen and since then I have sort of kept it for that special one day ??  Any ideas?

I have no idea how far this fabric will go, what could I make

A jelly roll is (usually) 40 x 2.5" strips across the width of the fabric.  If you just sew them together with 1/4" seam allowances the strips end up 2" wide.  40 x 2" = 80"= 2m x width (which is likely 112-115cm)

If you chop the strips into pieces for patchwork you will loose finished area in the seam allowances.  The biggest quilt you'll get from a single jelly roll is about 48"-50" square, but if you just join the strips (sew in alternate directions to avoid fabric creep turning it into a banana) the 2m of fabric would be enough for a skirt, or possibly a short sleeved top, but remember that it would need to be either lined or underlined because of all those seams.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 03, 2020, 10:37:20 AM
What's wrong with jelly roll races? I've seen a nice one here. (https://jordanfabrics.com/pages/jelly-roll-drag-race-1)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 03, 2020, 14:10:01 PM
I can always think of way more things to make than actual time (and ability) to execute them.
I do find the fabric speaks to me quite loudly sometimes.
 
I have fabric for
tee shirts/cardigan, a linen shirt, PJ trousers, a dressy occasion outfit (that ones not happening obviously), casual trousers.

I lack the skill for quilting, but do make small non clothing items like drawstring bags, cushion covers, fabric masks, folding shopping bags, pillow cases, peg bags etc etc

I do find nightwear can be a great way to use colours and prints I don't want to wear out e.g. panda print, semi sheer shirting etc.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on July 03, 2020, 14:14:57 PM
I'm now confused by all the posts - is this a patchwork competition?  I thought it was dressmaking as it's not on the "darkside"?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 03, 2020, 14:16:32 PM
Surely it's open to all as the only stipulation seems to be pink.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 03, 2020, 14:18:03 PM
see page 1 for the rules.
The item can be patchwork, clothing or whatever as long as its sewn and mostly pink.

Giant pink flamingo anyone?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 03, 2020, 15:12:44 PM
Sadly Already done it ??!!!

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Hello Flamingo (https://photos.app.goo.gl/pWHGdeMdeqoC6Oqw2)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on July 03, 2020, 15:17:36 PM
So anything goes this time, I was confused cos normally the patchworkers have their own competitions.

I did find some pink, but doubt I'll be entering, I'll wait for a garment competition.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Renegade Sewist on July 03, 2020, 15:23:36 PM
I'm now confused by all the posts - is this a patchwork competition?  I thought it was dressmaking as it's not on the "darkside"?

It's sewing. Wonderful, blissful sewing. There are a few contests each year open to all sewing.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Acorn on July 03, 2020, 15:25:33 PM
If I enter mine will be a garment.

Although I do now really, really want to make a flamingo...
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Renegade Sewist on July 03, 2020, 15:26:19 PM
Anything that requires a jelly roll (which is what that is) or 2 1/2" strips or cuts thereof ... Dont open it unless and until you are ready to sew it .. it will start to fray!

Jelly roll lone star (http://)

Summer in the Park (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WgTyqB8Pc&t=2s)

Jelly roll ribbon star (https://youtu.be/pKdnP3E-TNc?list=PLsUWGzRotDAMog8405LzNf3dtz4DPUP-x)

There plenty of tutorials out there ... All I would say is Please DONT make a jelly roll race ....

....and my first thought was to suggest doing a jelly roll race. They can be lovely and the sewing can be therapeutic. Perfect choice during these troubled times.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 03, 2020, 15:27:42 PM
You're going to be waiting a while Bodge. All the comps are open to all looks like. I thought that's how it was anyway. Obviously patchwork trousers might be a bit of a stretch...  :S
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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on July 03, 2020, 15:43:17 PM
Ah well, I'll not bother then.  Not that any likes my things anyway, so no loss. 

I was under the impression that patchwork comps were a different thing though.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 03, 2020, 15:59:19 PM
@Bodgeitandscarper  Would you please think again, our competitions are only any good if people enter ..... You make wonderous things ... Well at least they look so to me ...

But this particular competition's theme is PINK and that could be a Lampshade/Duvet cover/Curtains/Culottes/Dog coat (???) Baby Quilt/ Cushion cover ... Anything ... as long as the majority of it is PINK!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 03, 2020, 18:13:59 PM
We don't actually have any competitions on the darkside. Just sewalongs and swaps.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on July 03, 2020, 21:26:31 PM
@Bodgeitandscarper - I love your stuff too - it's totally different to anything I'd make but I love looking at what you've made - and it suits you so well. <3 I'll be making boring garment(s) for the Pink competition but they suit my boring life. :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: toileandtrouble on July 03, 2020, 23:57:53 PM
I am sure I have various bits of pink around but all my stuff is in its own lockdown until the plumbers have been and gone. We have had to clear space around every radiator. Putting it all back might be fun.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 04, 2020, 00:15:03 AM
I've got a pink and grey dress almost finished.  It only needs the hem finishing and I'm waiting for some buttons. 

Bits of the left-over pink/grey fabric have this evening been used for a tricky patchwork block - I'm trying to help Imi get the sizes right.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 04, 2020, 06:49:28 AM
Hi @Renegade Sewist. It seems to be fine now.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 04, 2020, 06:52:23 AM
Sorry @Renegade Sewist, I intended to make the thread sticky and locked it instead - didn’t have my reading glasses on  :facepalm:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Renegade Sewist on July 04, 2020, 09:18:55 AM
Sorry @Renegade Sewist, I intended to make the thread sticky and locked it instead - didn’t have my reading glasses on  :facepalm:

@Manuela something I manage to do daily. I broke another pair Thursday so the choices are dwindling.

Thanks for getting it fixed. As soon as I remember what I was going to post...... :thinking:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 04, 2020, 12:29:53 PM
I started making something pink...

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 04, 2020, 12:34:54 PM
Oooh!  Are they real patches or a faux patchwork printed fabric?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: snoozi soozi on July 04, 2020, 12:40:29 PM
I'm going to enter too. I cut my pieces out at the end of June, but then didn't feel the urge to make it up but I've started on it this morning so.......  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 04, 2020, 12:42:47 PM
@Celia I found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYRXjZeiAJY) this morning and thought it was lovely. If you have enough contrast in your strip set it would make a nice small quilt.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Celia on July 04, 2020, 13:12:48 PM

@wrenkins
Thank you this does look cute but I don't want to buy anymore fabric at the moment and I have 1 metre of another plain cream I am thinking of putting with it, Jenny’s quilt uses a bit more than I have.  I saw this morning a quilt called Woven creams by Carolyn Foster not too sure if there is enough contrast though, what do you think.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: wrenkins on July 04, 2020, 13:23:11 PM
That's quite a strong raspberry through that and it's hard to say without seeing your jelly roll what the contrast is like. Some of them are 50:50 lights and darks and some are quite homogeneous and need a lil bit of contrast to make the pattern show well. You could use your cream as your accent and make something soft and subtle of course... :thinking:
If you do decide to open your roll whatever you do handle it like gold leaf! It will fray if you look at it hard! I'm working with strips at the moment and I'm considering plaiting them!!!  :S
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Celia on July 04, 2020, 14:15:20 PM
Thank you @wrenkins  I know what you mean about fraying, I bought it a long time ago so it is a bit fluffy already, of course the other idea is to try to make a 9 patch like @Deafoldbat lovely quilt, would that be better I wonder  :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 04, 2020, 15:29:50 PM
Oooh!  Are they real patches or a faux patchwork printed fabric?

It’s a print @BrendaP, I have no time until the last university assignment is done to piece something like that. I found it at the Hawkers’ Bazaar and it was just pink enough for me to like it. Inspiration comes from this COS dress (the they don’t match the check on any of the seams).

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 12, 2020, 08:36:37 AM
Manuela’s entry

I’ve been hankering after this COS dress since I saw it, just longer and with the pattern matched up

(https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10372.0;attach=24031)

I’ve had the fabric for about a year, don’t remember where I got it though. I bought it because it’s just about pink enough and initially wanted to make a shirt dress. Cutting the dress was quite the balancing act as I only had just under 2 yards. Hence a centre back seam (with zipper) that took about forever to sew.
The bright colours cheer me up endlessly, sadly there is not enough left to make a mask to go with it  :devil:

The base pattern is Tessuti’s Bella dress, but I changed about everything except for the basic shape. It has big pocketses as well  ;)

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: fajita on July 12, 2020, 19:00:35 PM
I’m going to make a mug rug.
These are the fabrics I will choose from.
It’s going to be an ITH (in the hoop) design from Sweetpea Embroideries.

Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: fajita on July 13, 2020, 15:43:40 PM
 My pink entry. Four mug rugs.

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 15, 2020, 14:53:36 PM
Oh how lovely @fajita

I am partway done on my entry which is a sewn cardigan. I have cut a simple tee shirt out of the scraps but not sewn that up yet.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on July 15, 2020, 20:29:01 PM
@fajita they are beautiful, I love the wiggly quilting, was it done free-motion?  :flower:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Renegade Sewist on July 15, 2020, 20:50:35 PM
@fajita they are beautiful, I love the wiggly quilting, was it done free-motion?  :flower:

Aren't they lovely?  @Lilian it's done in the hoop. The web page says it's all done in just one hooping. @fajita the ombre fabric turned out to be an excellent background choice. I wasn't familiar with this company. They have some great stuff!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on July 15, 2020, 21:04:46 PM
Oh lol I thought it was done on a normal sewing machine - satin stitch etc.,  I can't see a web page @Renegade Sewist  -<
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: fajita on July 15, 2020, 21:24:40 PM
Sorry, @Lilian. Nothing clever by me, other than choosing pinkish fabrics to join the pink competition.

Thanks for the nice comments.

https://swpea.com/
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lilian on July 15, 2020, 21:30:09 PM
That's why I didn't realize, I don't use embroidery machines  :) They are very pretty  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewAnwen on July 17, 2020, 11:28:50 AM
Hello, I’m new here and haven’t entered before. I think I’m going to try and make something pink, probably an item of baby clothing for a friends baby.
The ones already made a beautiful 💕.
Anwen
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: mudcat on July 17, 2020, 16:03:47 PM
Is this pink enough? I cut out a dress from it last weekend and will make it my priority sew if it is.

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 18, 2020, 01:59:37 AM
Very pink, loveley  <3
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 18, 2020, 08:42:22 AM
Couldn't be anymore pink!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 19, 2020, 09:19:50 AM
I have sewn a cardigan from pink and white variegated knit and a little tee shirt in the same fabric, I will do a photo at some point.
I'm still debating pink trousers, because why not!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 23, 2020, 18:16:02 PM
How are things going with all the pink projects?

After I did my cardigan (and a top from the scaps) I got sidetracked into brown, and the overlocker is just loving the very fine brown overlocker thread so I am loathe to rethread for another pink project! It seems like nonsense doesn't it.

(i think I bought the thread at the roll end shop and it might be ex factory? its labelled Guttermann Skala 200) and is a very fine polyestery thread, I remember it being a pain the first time I used it, like trying to thread wavy hair but tamed with some thread nets its an absolute delight to sew.)

I have some lovely blossom on a pink background fabric I want to make into a knit top but depending on the pattern I choose might want to test in other fabric first.

Or I could go for the pink trousers as I have a pattern for woven trousers I quite like.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on July 23, 2020, 21:00:07 PM
I’m just quilting my quilt, then it’s just the binding to be done and it’s finished. Don’t have much free time at the  moment, but it’s getting there.  :D
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: mudcat on July 24, 2020, 03:35:12 AM
I've started sewing my pink dress and will probably finish by Monday.  It's just a simple SW eDress.  I'm also making the SA Diana top from the leftovers at the same time.   I'm back on the 20-30 minutes a day of sewing in a slow methodical way because it seems to work best for me.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 24, 2020, 07:25:03 AM
Yes, well said Sewruthie ...

we're coming up to the last turn of the course ... Get your PINK things finished and entered peeps!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 24, 2020, 13:46:51 PM
Yeah looking forward to seeing them all.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: snoozi soozi on July 24, 2020, 14:54:56 PM
My pink boilersuit is finished just need to enter it and post the pics  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: toileandtrouble on July 25, 2020, 06:54:20 AM
House still covered in dust, all items in wrong piles.   :scream:   Somewhere I have parts of a very small item which I will finish., if I can locate all the pieces.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 25, 2020, 11:54:25 AM
My pink boilersuit is finished just need to enter it and post the pics  :thumbsup:

Wow pink boilersuit!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lowena on July 25, 2020, 11:55:29 AM
Just starting my pink and cream quilt......better late than never :D
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Iminei on July 26, 2020, 07:38:57 AM
Ooooh Looking forward to that!!!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 26, 2020, 15:19:17 PM
SewRuthieSews's Entry
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Pink and white variegated twinset
The cardigan is the Style Arc Nina.
I made some changes on my last version which worked well so this time I incorporated them into the tissue.
(Alterations  - dropped the waistline at the back round to the front. by about 1.5" at the back and .5" at the front. The waistline sits in a better place on me now. Also altered the direction of the neckband so its cut with max stretch going along the length, easier to ease and gives  great visual vertical line down the front.)
I used four different sewing machine for this (perhaps overkill!). The main seams are sewn on a standard sewing machine and then overlocked for a clean finish.
The outer edges of the collar/peplum are finished with a rolled hem done on the other overlocker and the sleeve hem is done on the coverstitch.
The Nina takes quite a lot of fabric so there was not a lot left, just enough to squeeze out a little cap sleeve tee. No real pattern used here, it is basically a slightly shaped rectangle with a neckband applied.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on July 28, 2020, 16:40:47 PM
Kenora's First Entry

Coral Pink Raglan Top
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The pattern I used is Butterick 6690 which is a basic raglan top styled for stretch knits. The fabric is a very fine jacquard knit - with absolutely no stretch whatsoever! I bought it from Guthrie & Ghani at the beginning of the year. If you look closely you can see that it has little cacti all over it - they are knitted into the fabric.
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I made a few changes to the pattern - shortened the length, straightened the side seam, and altered the curve of the neckline. I also redrafted the sleeve as I prefer it to sit more tightly round the upper arm.
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I sewed the seams and the topstitching of the raglan with a standard sewing machine, then overlocked everything for neatness, and finished off the hems with the coverstitch. I didn't have any matching thread for the hems so I used rayon embroidery thread. It was a little shiny to begin with but dulled down a bit once I'd pressed it.
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The photos aren't brilliant because I haven't mastered my phone properly yet but the top is light and comfortable for the summer - if we get one.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 29, 2020, 01:36:37 AM
We got 4 entries so far  :dance:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lachica on July 29, 2020, 06:51:05 AM
My new top is pink on blue background - would that count?
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on July 29, 2020, 08:11:44 AM
@Iminei , @Manuela , here is my pink baby quilt. I’m not sure how to enter it ‘officially’ It was made using fabric from my stash, with cotton wadding and backed with pink dimple cuddle fleece. The design is based on one I found online called Babe in the Woods, by Rachel Shelburne.
At present, I have no one in mind to give it to, but I know of 5 babies due before the end of the year, so it will be a play quilt for someone!
 It went together fairly easily and as usual, with baby quilts, I was trying to use as many different fabrics as possible to give baby interesting things to look at. I had a little bit of unpicking to deal with minor puckers on the back as cuddle fleece can be a little tricky to deal with. ( You can never have too many pins!) I’m not sure about the owl fabric in one of the rectangles ( I think it stands out too much) , but my aim is not just to make a pretty quilt, but to make one children enjoy and I know my own grandchildren love looking at all the different images on the fabrics.
I straight line quilted round the main blocks, but then used free motion quilting inside the blocks . Being pink , I could use my old favourite: flowers and leaves, but I tried to do spirals too - think I need more practice at those!

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 29, 2020, 09:08:51 AM
@Sheilago, you just entered, all you needed to do is to put up a post here with pictures.
I inserted the pictures in the text, Acorn put a tutorial in the ‘technical issues’ section on how to do that for the next time  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Goth Gardiner on July 30, 2020, 00:11:51 AM
I have an entry too my "pink with black lace vaguely goth sort of Chanel jacket"

Once I have managed to resize the photos of course.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 30, 2020, 00:26:33 AM
Ohhhhhh, that sounds very promising @Goth Gardiner
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: mudcat on July 30, 2020, 01:20:41 AM
I've lost the will to live sew.  I was doing so well last week with my 20-30 mins per day but since the weekend nada.  I think it's because we're into our hot spell (110F+ zone) and the AC can't even keep up with it.  We have heat warnings until Saturday evening.

However, I may actually finish the top using the same fabric by Friday since it's further along.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: snoozi soozi on July 30, 2020, 10:14:05 AM
Snoozi Soozi's entry

I made a jumpsuit using Sew Me Something Cressida pattern. It's viscose which I purchased from the winkelwaggen people last year, and it hangs and drapes beautifully.

I added length to the bodice making mobility and sitting a little easier. I added button tabs to the trouser bottoms to enable me to turn up the hems. And I of course made a matching face mask  ;)

Ommissions were the back pockets and the sleeve cuffs, the fabric is too lightweight for those to be necessary.

I've worn it a few times already and am v chuffed with it, it cheers me up everytime   0_0

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on July 30, 2020, 15:01:58 PM
 “And I of course made a matching face mask  ;)”

Lovely @snoozi soozi and the matching face mask will be very stylish! Does this mean we have to choose a coordinating face mask now before leaving the house?  :P A new modern day pressure!  0_0
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on July 30, 2020, 15:42:37 PM
Does this mean we have to choose a coordinating face mask now before leaving the house?  :P A new modern day pressure!  0_0

@Sheilago, I actually do that  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: StitchinTime on July 30, 2020, 17:41:25 PM
StitchInTime’s Entry

A tunic and matching mask in Liberty Jersey
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The jersey was from eBay and the pattern was from @annieeg, though I made quite a few changes to the pattern. The length was shortened and the hem changed to a hi-lo one; only the upper part of the sleeve pattern was used and this was extended to bracelet length; the neckline was changed from scoop to vee.

This was the first time I have made an overlap v neckband, but thanks to some some clear instructions found online (https://alinadesignco.com/2016/12/01/how-to-sew-a-v-neck-neckband/), no unpicking was required.

As seems to be norm these days, I made a matching facemask with the off cuts. Unfortunately even the mask can’t hide my frowny/squinty expression from looking into bright sunlight.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 31, 2020, 13:17:18 PM
BrendaP's entry
A dress for myself with matching mask and tote bag

Pattern used
The dress is Simplicity 2249 (https://sewing.patternreview.com/Patterns/44544).

The mask is just pleated with elastic going over the head, as per tut on my website (http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/sewing/Face%20Covering.htm)

The bag I made up as I went along. 

What  fabrics you used
Main fabric is a batik from Doughy's, the pink is a fat quarter from stash and the grey is the last of three duvet backs given to me by DD.

A short description on how you made it/problems overcome/etc.
Dress:  A TnT pattern.  I did make a pink tab for the front but it didn't look right and so I have removed it.

Bag: I was helping @Iminei get the right size triangles for a BOM tut.  As you can see the two blocks are not quite the same size, the front has a slightly wider border.  The handles are plaited like hair.  If there is a lot of weight in the bag plaited handles are more comfortable to hold.  There's a Suffolk Puff with a button in the centre to hide less than perfect points.  Sandwiched and quilted in the usual way.  Same fabrics on both sides even though the photos look different.
 
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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Puzzler on July 31, 2020, 13:38:48 PM
@BrendaP, is that pink hair I see? Lovely ensemble.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lachica on July 31, 2020, 14:09:15 PM
Pink on blue - if it's not pink enough then disqualify me! This is the lovely cotton/viscose fabric which I made the toile for - hated the look of that - so have gone with an old faithful Prima pattern for tunic. This time I cut 14 on the shoulders (this pattern runs a bit smaller than their usual) and gave myself a bit more underarm coverage with an extra couple of cm on the bust but keeping the 14 armhole. I cut the armscye for sleeves but just made a half -sleeve, like a cap sleeve, the lower armhole is bound. The facing is made from polycotton dyed with Procion Raspberry. The colour came out perfectly for this print, a paler result due to the poly.   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Sheilago on July 31, 2020, 14:15:20 PM
Lovely @BrendaP and @Lachica . Both beautifully made and perfect for summer. Hope you’re getting more sun than we are here!
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 31, 2020, 14:22:56 PM
@BrendaP, is that pink hair I see? Lovely ensemble.
Yes!  Lockdown pink. (https://smile.amazon.co.uk/Hair-Colour-Wax-Coloured-PandyCare/dp/B07VV5PGQY/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=pink+hair+colour+wax&qid=1596201588&s=beauty&sr=1-5)

It needs to be done after every wash, takes about 7-8 minutes each morning, so no roots to worry about and I've had quite a few compliments about the colour.   0_0
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: BrendaP on July 31, 2020, 14:25:09 PM
@Lachica I love your handmade label - and the top.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lachica on July 31, 2020, 14:31:51 PM
 Lachica's 2nd entry : matching dresses for my daughter & granddaughter.
Fabric is cotton with a bit of poly, seersucker type with a slight crinkle. Grey, white & pink striped. Bought last year in Spain.
Pattern taken from a dress she already loves. Bodice very fitted, I made a toile & posted it to her, luckily it fitted. This was a first time doing shirring on the back, it was easier than I feared. Deep pockets added, as requested!  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: toileandtrouble on July 31, 2020, 20:53:34 PM
Toileandtrouble's Entry

Set of face masks from different patterns for comparison on fit. All pink!  I need to organise a group photo and a list of the patterns I used for them, along with fitting comments.  Things still messy here, but should get myself together in a week.
I just found another pattern to try, but it won't be done in the competition time.  The aluminium strips I ordered were posted on Monday (they said) but have not turned up yet. The sewing is all done though and the strips are supposed to be adhesive, so can go on afterwards.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lachica on July 31, 2020, 21:37:17 PM
@BrendaP your dress is lovely. The tabs on the sleeves are a nice addition. I also like your pink hair.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on August 01, 2020, 00:31:37 AM
Toileandtrouble's Entry

Set of face masks from different patterns for comparison on fit. All pink!  I need to organise a group photo and a list of the patterns I used for them, along with fitting comments.  Things still messy here, but should get myself together in a week.
I just found another pattern to try, but it won't be done in the competition time.  The aluminium strips I ordered were posted on Monday (they said) but have not turned up yet. The sewing is all done though and the strips are supposed to be adhesive, so can go on afterwards.

@toileandtrouble, I put the entries into the voting thread as they appear here. Could you please put your entry post up once you have the pictures? That would save me a lot of trouble flicking back and forth true the pages here, and I don’t run the risk of forgetting or overlooking an entry.
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Kenora on August 01, 2020, 14:17:29 PM
Kenora's Second Entry

Leopard Print Stretch Jersey Top
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The pattern I used is Simplicity 8376 which is a very simple t-shirt top styled for stretch knits. The fabric is a single jersey with about 45% stretch, bought from Flamingo Fabrics. It was fairly expensive at about £17/m but the quality of the jersey is excellent.
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I made a few changes to the pattern - brought the shoulder seams forward quite a bit to allow for a rounded back, narrowed the shoulders as well, straightened the side seams, and altered the curve of the neckline. I also redrafted the sleeve to something a little more comfortable for me.

I sewed all the seams with a standard sewing machine first, using the super-stretch stitch on my machine, then overlocked everything for neatness, and finished off the hems with the coverstitch.
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The photos don't do the fabric justice but I love this simple little top as it makes me smile when I see the fabric.
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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Lachica on August 01, 2020, 19:13:29 PM
That's lovely @Kenora. Flamingo fabrics do have some lovely prints: I have the hummingbirds waiting for me to pluck up courage to cut it.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on August 02, 2020, 00:45:48 AM
Yay, so far we far we got 11 entries, please make sure yours is up by August 7th.
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on August 05, 2020, 10:04:02 AM
2 more days to post your entries.... @toileandtrouble  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Goth Gardiner on August 05, 2020, 11:47:46 AM
Goth Gardener jacket entry continued


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I really only wanted to use stuff I already had. Uncombined lace, black tape and machine embroidery too made the embellishments:

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I didn't line this, as i wanted  more of a demin jacket look rather than a polished and lined item but am quite pleased with the inside, especially the Hong Kong finish.

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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Goth Gardiner on August 05, 2020, 11:53:36 AM
Goth Gardiner’s entry

A Chanel style jacket with almost Goth style trims. Made for me.

Pattern was originally vogue 7975. Over the years I have tweaked it, including shortening the shoulder and increasing the size of the armsythe and sleeve.  I shortened the sleeve and drafted a cuff.  The "flare" at the b bottom is an addition for this pattern as I wanted the length but didn't have enough fabric.

Fabric was a piece of pink demin with a black weft (or is it the other way around?), left over from making a dress..

Just as I was finishing part of the lace tore, so had to do a quick repair, it was on the front obviously!


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Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: Manuela on August 05, 2020, 14:20:31 PM
@Goth Gardiner, I’ll combine the two posts as your entry and deleted the ‘accidents’  :)
Title: Re: THINK PINK ... 1/7 - 31/7
Post by: toileandtrouble on August 06, 2020, 21:03:32 PM
Toileandtrouble's Entry

I wanted to try out as many mask patterns as possible, so sorted out suitable fabrics. It turns out lots of them were pink and why not.  The picture makes them look greyish  but that must have been the lighting.  The masks I made show the proper colours.

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Actually only made five in the end.
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  Patterns,  clockwise from the top,
 Gentleman Doll. Made this to match a summer dress  (- 25 tomorrow, so may wear it)
Trend patterns looks like it, but I thought it was from a  Korean/Chinese video.  I thought it gave the option of bagging out or binding the edges and continuing it on to make ties.  Manage to lose the 'address' although I have the printout pattern.  The outer is pink elephants on navy, lined with the pink striped shirting.  It has a filter pocket inside although I don't use it.  This one is the best fit of all of them.
Dhurata Davies  I found the measurent made it a little small, will try a larger size next time.
McCalls.   Easiest of all to make
Sew Much More in Store. Nice and simple, quick.

Pretty pleased with them all, but the 'Trend' one fitted best for me. Had to measure the elastic length individually for each type, the measurements suggested sometimes a little loose, sometime tight. Must depend on the type of elastic as well as the individual head.  Since the close date I have received a delivery of adhesive aluminium strips to fit the top edge better, but not had a chance to fit them yet. Still waiting for some tiny toggles which would make it possible to adjust the elastic to fit while wearing.