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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 20 Jan 2019 11:03 #144978

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Fabulous work Rosemary!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 20 Jan 2019 10:37 #144977

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Your work, Rosemary, is amazing! I chuckled over your comment about how I could make a dent in my stash. . .I'll leave the chenille making to you!!!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 19 Jan 2019 16:52 #144971

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Rosemary, to say that you are extraordinarily talented is an understatement!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 19 Jan 2019 14:57 #144968

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Wendy - the waist coat is far too old and tatty to enter FoQ now, and the corset doesn’t have enough layers. :side:

Eileen - Lalume was the wife of the Wazir, played by Dolores Gray, who takes a shine to Hadj the Beggar, played by Howard Keel in the film. Two beautiful voices.

Luann - it wasn’t my birthday (that is next month), but a good friend of mine’s 50th. As for the waist coat choosing the fabric is easy, I like a plain dark fabric for the top layer (easy to see the chalk lines and calms everything else down. Under that you want about 6-8 layers of any ‘pug-ugly’ fabric you want to get rid of, preferably slightly looser weave, except for the bottom layer. When stacking them make sure that there is a good colour contrast between the bottom and second to bottom layer to make it easier to work out how far down you are when cutting through the layers. For the garment pattern, it needs to be simple (no darts for fitting) the first one I made was 4panels, (2 fronts & 2 backs), the second one, already posted, is 5 panels (2 fronts, 2 sides and one back) with the shaping down the seam lines. Next draw out all the pattern pieces on paper full size with straight grain indicated. I have a large roll of pattern drafting paper which I can see to trace through that I use. I also have a roll of wide graph paper (imperial scale) I place this under the pattern pieces on the 45degrees to draw in the machining lines for the background. Actually I think I only drew in every 4” and eyeballed the ones in between whilst sewing. The lines of stitching need to be approx 3/8”apart. The edges are finished with two lines of stitching 1/8” apart and raw edge. The panels are quilted before assembly with lapped 1/4” seams.

Chenille waistcoat Mark 1
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lots of scraps went into this one.

I also made a bag using the same technique.
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I won’t be doing the design on the bag again, far to many short cuts. All the cuts need to be on the bias and I start making the hole with my seam ripper and then swap to small scissors.

Thinking about it, If Terry made one (or two) it would seriously make a dent in her stash ;)
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 19 Jan 2019 09:26 #144962

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Rosemary,
Looks like you had a great time, and probably the most lovely costume there.
I do like those chenille waist coats. Perhaps you’d do a little post about your process,, I would love to understand how you choose which fabrics and the chenille design to cut, very interesting.
Glad to see what you did on your Birthday.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 19 Jan 2019 07:06 #144960

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Rosemary, that's fabulous! I'm not familiar with the character, but I do appreciate your workmanship. I especially love that headdress!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 19 Jan 2019 01:59 #144958

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Amazing Rosemary you are so skilled and imaginative. You must enter it all at FOQ :cheer:

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 18 Jan 2019 16:27 #144957

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Wow, this thread has really taken off.
To catch up with what I was up to on the 4th of this month, I was partying, dressed as Lalume from Kismet
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Here is a better view of the headdress I made,
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It even lights up :lol:
Unfortunately I made the corset a bit too long in the body above the waist line, so I will have to rebuild it the next time I want to wear it, but apart from that I am pretty pleased with it.

As for that embroidered coat, gorgeous though it is, it would take ages to make and embroider, I think I will keep to my chenille waistcoats for the time being
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jan 2019 07:01 #144951

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Terry,
Wonderful post, and I checked out all of the blog posts. Only left one comment, but read all of them. #23 fabric for Mom’s scarf on your stitching goals post is a winner ! !
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jan 2019 06:08 #144950

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Terri, you are a dynamo! I love that you're getting all the little "Misses" going with stitching; they have a great role model in you.

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 16 Jan 2019 23:13 #144949

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Wow! What great projects you are all sharing! Kudos to all of you!!!
I pieced a top entirely from my stash--it was a sew a long. top post
I posted about my granddaughters' sewing projects:
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I posted my stitching goals for the quarter.
I even completed a mesh grocery tote and gifted it.
I hope you will come and visit my blog.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 15 Jan 2019 01:32 #144937

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Spinner and the boots are amazing. Get them Luann!

Good luck Sharon hope both win you ribbons I do like them

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jan 2019 20:53 #144936

Luann, buy and wear the boots and coat. They are marvelous!
Actually, don't you think the coat looks like something Rosemary would wear? You two could be international twins. :cheer:

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 14 Jan 2019 20:25 #144935

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Sharon - I plan to go to RD2CA I’ll tske a picture!

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