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Sew Red for The Eve Appeal

Francesca

Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« on: August 08, 2018, 19:39:19 PM »


The Eve Appeal, the gynaecological cancer research charity, are running a campaign called GO RED in September encouraging awareness and fundraising for this vital research into the 5 gynaecological cancers – womb, ovarian, cervical, vulval and vaginal.

In order to join in, and in memory of our beloved Vegegrow we have decided to put on a special sewalong, SEW RED for September!

This is going to be a pretty simple sewalong... sew something red and share it with us and all your friends. We encourage all entrants to donate whatever sum they can, plus share their makes with their friends and family to encourage more donations.

The donation link is here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TheSewingPlace

Read more about GO RED here: https://eveappeal.org.uk/supporting-us/take-part-in-an-event/go-red/

Rules

1. You shall make a minimum of one sewn item in a red fabric or majority red design.
2. If you want to make more than one entry, feel free to do so, but submit them in separate posts
3. Any type of sewn object is fine. Garments, quilts, bags, toys, embroidery on existing objects, deco items...
4. Sewing starts on 1st September, you can prepare and cut beforehand but please don't stitch
5. Please post pictures by 30th September midnight

Edit: The rules above are a little more loose than normal sewalongs as this is a charity sew. So if you don't quite hit the mark on one of the rules just let us know.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2018, 16:25:28 PM by Francesca »
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Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2018, 10:40:09 AM »
Lots of likes but hopefully lots of plans too, right guys?  ;)

I currently have 4m of a fairly cheap "slinky poly crepe" (more slinky, less crepey in my opinion) that I was planning to make a frilly skirt from. It's a bit thin though and not sure if it'll be good for a skirt as I'd probably need to wear some sort of smoothing short underneath it, so maybe a top instead.
Stash Busting 2019
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Traded: 45.9m
Added: 35.4m
Up/down: -46.95m down

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Pearl

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2018, 11:32:04 AM »
I'm in.

I have red fabric from FoQ and I found a pattern I liked.  It costs $30.50 (about £27) - not ideal but...  Then I checked the shipping and found that was even more.  :o  Maybe not. 


Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2018, 12:07:42 PM »
I'm thinking this might be a good candidate for my thin red fabric.
Stash Busting 2019
Sewn: 36.4m
Traded: 45.9m
Added: 35.4m
Up/down: -46.95m down

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Fiona M

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 12:48:26 PM »
I’ve got some beautiful quality red & white gingham, I bought from Croft Mill years ago.  Not sure why I bought it, as red’s not a colour I can wear really (looks ridiculous with my fat, tomato red face!).  Would like to make a flouncy skirt, but might be a bit too much ‘cowgirl’?

Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2018, 12:51:47 PM »
I think that could work. Something with a nice frill around it. I think as long as you steer clear of anything else that reads "cowgirl" while you wear it it would be fine. No western shirts or brown boots!
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Traded: 45.9m
Added: 35.4m
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Starryfish

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2018, 12:55:26 PM »
I'm in.
I have some thin poly jersey in red and navy swirly paisley; I can make a day to night top for for going out to dinner in.
Stash reducing 2019.

Gone so far - 27.5m

Lowena

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2018, 12:56:18 PM »
I'll make a red pincushion... :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Iminei

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 13:45:53 PM »
Remember Ladies,

after the make please show your pics and donate a small amount to The Eve Appeal!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Sheilago

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2018, 19:34:46 PM »
I’ve just bought a batch of red fat quarters, so might make something small: maybe a quilted tea cosy or some oven gloves. :drink:

Samantha

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 10:04:05 AM »
I started a shirt dress in some red liberty silk ages ago, it's definitely not sewn, I'm not even sure if I got further than pinning the pattern pieces on to the fabric! Would I be allowed to enter that?

Francesca

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 10:07:21 AM »
@Samantha it's for charity so we're a little more lax  ;) A few stitches here and there is fine. Better if it's only pinned though. The rules are more guidelines on this particular sewalong.
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Traded: 45.9m
Added: 35.4m
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Samantha

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 10:15:46 AM »
Thanks Fran in which case I'm in! I'll dig it out and take photos later. 

SewRuthieSews

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 22:46:35 PM »
Hmmmm, something RED.
 :shirt: <3 :flower: :frock:
I will have a look in the fabric cupboard of great loveliness and have a big think.

Jobunnie

Re: Sew Red for The Eve Appeal
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 01:10:04 AM »
Can we  double this up with the Sept BOM challenge for something with appliqué?

Absolutely!
Imi
xxx
« Last Edit: August 16, 2018, 08:18:20 AM by Iminei »