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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-04-24 10:05 AM (#54517 - in reply to #54364)
Subject: RE: Karen's Spring/Summer SWAP



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Black dress is finished all but the hem.  I really like the neck and am glad I did a muslin and made some changes.

shoulder point - minus 1

Neck width 1.5

Neck depth 1.5

I did a one piece facing in PE.

Today I start the jacket/blouse in black and white check.  Using a surplice, but want to change the neck shape in PE.  I want to make it more curved.

I'll do pictures wearing things when it's all finished.





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Susan in Miami
Posted 2009-04-24 11:00 AM (#54522 - in reply to #54517)
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Karen, the wide but shallow scoop neck is one of my favorites for tees and everything else. Thanks for the settings. I will play around on my own muslins and see what I come up with. I also like the combination of that neckline with a narrow shoulder. Very pretty dress and it will look terrrific with those shoes!

Susan

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JoAnndjob
Posted 2009-04-24 12:42 PM (#54525 - in reply to #54517)
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The shallow wide neckline is what I use most often. It adds width instead of length to my face. I have a long neck also and don't need the length.
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-04-27 10:07 AM (#54656 - in reply to #54364)
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Jacket is almost finished - just some tacking of facing.  Still thinking about darts in back.  I drafted darts in front, but changed my mind and didn't sew them.  I had drafted no bust dart.  I want a casual fit for this.  When I stand still, arms at side you see drag lines, but since I rarely do that I'm pleased with the fit.  I didn't line it.  I get chilled in A/C so really just need something to cover up with.

Style is Surplice - I curved the neck edge in PE.

Working on the red capris today. 





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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2009-04-27 10:44 AM (#54660 - in reply to #54656)
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Wow, Karen. You've been going to town.
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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2009-04-27 10:45 AM (#54661 - in reply to #54525)
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I think that neckline is just about universally flattering. It's certainly one of my faves.

Karen, the dress is very nice. We need to see you model it!
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-04-27 11:13 AM (#54662 - in reply to #54364)
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We are heading East on the 14th.  I want to get this done.  I have fabric for two pairs of pull on flannel pants for Oscar I want to make up.  They are nice when he takes off his PJ's in the morning but doesn't need to dress to go out.

I really am pleased with the dress.  When I get back I have some denim I'll do one in.

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Karen Maslowski
Posted 2009-04-27 1:52 PM (#54670 - in reply to #54662)
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A denim sheath would be very useful for summer. Good idea!
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Posted 2009-05-05 12:41 PM (#54876 - in reply to #54364)
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Karen, your work looks fabulous and is so inspiring. And you're so fast!!!

Keep it up.

Claudia

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-05-06 9:30 AM (#54898 - in reply to #54364)
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I don't have to keep my sewing area neat - just close the door.  Makes it easier to run in and sew for 5 minutes.  Think that makes it easier to sew quickly.

I really pushed my SWAP because I knew I would be busy this week.

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-06-03 8:18 AM (#55688 - in reply to #54364)
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Here is a picture of the checked jacket.  It is unstructured - no darts.  I did put a small sleeve head in the shoulder.

I really like the casual look.

I was really pleased with the new garments on my vacation.  I had:

Red blouse

Red Capris

Checked jacket

Black dress

Black tweed tunic

Combined with black pants and black capris I had something perfect for any event.





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Carol H
Posted 2009-06-03 8:28 AM (#55690 - in reply to #55688)
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But, we can't see the cute shoes that inspired this sewing spree
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rowena___.
Posted 2009-06-03 8:34 AM (#55692 - in reply to #54364)
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karen, now we want to see the whole SWAP!!!  FASHION SHOW TIME!!!

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dressed2atee
Posted 2009-07-01 2:40 PM (#56383 - in reply to #54364)
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Haven't been on the site much, your outfit is very nice!
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Gloria in South IL
Posted 2009-07-01 5:12 PM (#56385 - in reply to #56383)
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I missed this as I too am just beginning to read the forum again. The clothes are so neat Karen. But tell me what does SWAP mean?
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-01 5:48 PM (#56386 - in reply to #54364)
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Sewing with a plan.

I finished one last blouse - will try to get a pictures tomorrow.  Black pique empire wrap.  The tie is a black and white check ribbon.

These items went with black slacks and capris I already had.  This is the first time I planned aa actual SWAP and am very pleased with the results.

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Posted 2009-07-01 5:48 PM (#56387 - in reply to #56385)
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Gloria in South IL - 2009-07-01 1:12 PM I missed this as I too am just beginning to read the forum again. The clothes are so neat Karen. But tell me what does SWAP mean?

SWAP means Sewing With A Plan.

I'm with Rowena, where's the fashion show?

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-02 10:41 AM (#56400 - in reply to #54364)
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Here is the new blouse - it's empire surplice (not wrap) with the red capris and the inspiration shoes.





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Susan in Miami
Posted 2009-07-02 2:38 PM (#56404 - in reply to #56400)
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Karen,

Your outfit is wonderful! Does your surplice top open in front or is it sewn shut? For me, I think I would put a short or cap sleeve on this top or wear it over a tee with a short or cap sleeve. Keep inspiring us and we will be sewing madly into the night.

Susan

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-02 5:22 PM (#56408 - in reply to #54364)
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It is open.  A tie on the underside hold the underside in place.

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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-02 9:15 PM (#56415 - in reply to #54364)
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I think it could be a cute vest look.

Our warm season is so short for sleeveless I wear it whenever I can.  Actually the morning started sleeveless but needed a sweater by 5 pm.  The joke here is you can tell you are in Colorado when you wear a parka with your shorts.

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Fashions by Joellyn
Posted 2009-07-02 9:42 PM (#56416 - in reply to #56415)
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I like the looks of your SWAP garments, Karen. How wide is the hem circumference on your Capris? They are more tapered than the ones I've made, but I really like the way they look!
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-05 9:43 AM (#56468 - in reply to #56416)
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Slim cut leg - hem 18 - knee .75

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pamelac858
Posted 2009-07-07 9:21 AM (#56502 - in reply to #54364)
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That's a darling outfit, Karen. Really classy!

I've been considering making some 'pedal pushers' - shorter pants - for the summer, but am not sure considering my build. I'm only 5'4" but I do have longish legs but am still not sure. Your outfit is really tempting.

How do you decide how long/short to make them? Is it really just a visual trial and error?

Pam
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2009-07-07 10:05 AM (#56503 - in reply to #54364)
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It was a visual decision several years ago.

I am not expecially tall - 5'6" but had problems with pants being long enough.  For many years all I sewed was pants.  Tall's were too long in the rise.

I don't like a crop just above the ankle - makes me feel like I'm wearing pants that are not quite long enough.

My current blouse length for the empire blouse was visual.  I did a muslin and stood in front of the mirror testing different length until I found what looked good for that style.  They are a bit shorter than my usual blouse length.

Give a shorter pant a try. 

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