Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Scary September - toward the home stretch.

Well we are coming to the last week of Scary September with some great results from fearless jumpers.

Here is an update:

Nothy Lane from Aft Agley has progressed on a lovely faux suede four button jacket. Love the colour and lushness of the jacket. Check out her progress here



Becki-C from Beccabeck Stuff has completed a beautiful feminine Marfy blouse as item 2 for her wardrobe.
Have a closer look at her site.





Lynda from Lynda's sewing and SWAPs has put a toe in the waters of Scary September. I say put a toe in as she is doing bras - which to her isn't very scary (TERRIFYING to me) but finds fit a bit of a problem. So she has inadvertently joined. She is making great progress on her bra - check it out on her site.





Sarah Liz from Sarah Liz Sew Style has been a busy girl  - dare I say it  - serging ahead  - with yet more challenges for herself.

The next one she conquered was using the sure-fit system to self draft a skirt.. and the results are great. Love that skirt.



Another thing Sarah Liz is working on is learning all of the changes needed to take any pant pattern and use a pant block to make them fit her. Here is a peek..



Check out the rest of her progress on her blog.

Valerie from Valerie's own sewing blog is straight off the blocks (Doh) with her pants block. She is onto part 3 and using a flexible curve measure to measure the crotch of RTW jeans to help her get the best fit. I would love to show a pic but the option to copy pics on her blog is disabled. Please go over here to check out her progress. If you are interested in doing a pants block you will find it fascinating.

I have only done updates for those who have sewing to show on their blogs. If I have missed you - please let me know.

As for me...... the originator of Scary September ..... very scared indeed. I did a trial and it didn't work - forgot to lower the bust - did do an FBA but not a LBA (Lower bust adjustment). So I thought I would give it a rest and do a StyleArc dress - Slip on Suzie - and that didn't work either - may be salvageable or may be a wadder - don't know yet. Sewing mojo scared right out the door. Oh well - next Saturday is my sewing guild day where I do the class so I am hoping the mojo comes back by then.

22 comments:

  1. Oh dear, BeaJay - you go and chase that Sewing Mojo and bring it right back! Yes, a perk up will do you good - sometimes I find I have real mental blocks with some things, and keep making mistakes. There are sometimes so many things to remember with alterations.

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    1. I am sure it will come back - I think some fabric retail therapy might help - Knitwit has just released their summer stock and some looks ooh la la.

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  2. I have failed at my attempt to make my own bras this month. Too many other time consuming work-related projects... I did complete a seventeen hour sewing project for my ex, and my bank account is happy, but my lingerie drawer is looking sad

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    1. Sometime you just have to put business beofre pleasure Alison, it will still be there later. I really admire those who can work with those small bra pieces.

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    2. I admire anyone who even attempts bras. Next month maybe.

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  3. Don't throw away your dress yet. I had a wadder that I left hanging in my closet for a month, and then one day -- out of the blue -- a way to fix it came to me, and I was able to salvage it. I did get rid of one dress, but now I'm thinking it might have been possible to salvage that one, too. Good luck!

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    1. Haven't thrown it away. It will require some thought and patience.

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  4. I unknowingly joined Scary September by finally sewing my first pair of trousers--just finished them last night, wore them today and blogged them tonight. Saw your post about Scary September in someone else's blog roll. Woot!

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    1. Hi Kyle - hope you enjoyed reading my blog. Trousers are difficult. Over to your blog to check them out.

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  5. Oh BeaJay I hope you sewing mojo returns soon because October is just around the corner (no pressure there) Im sure your Saturday class will give you a kickstart. I am on my last piece of the mini wardrobe the skirt has curves in, why did I choose a pattern with curves is beyond me, Im struggling with it, reminds me of how I am dreading that bra.

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    1. Great progress. I look forward to checking it out.

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  6. I'll see you on Saturday - I'm sure that Suzanne Grey will inspire some mojo, she's a whirlwind!

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  7. This challenge needs to be an annual thing. You've made it fun to sew again!

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    1. Hey - so glad you have enjoyed it - that brings me great pleasure.

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    2. I've been so busy this past week or so, that I've decided to give myself one weekend more in your challenge. Pleeeease make this an annual event.

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  8. Hope the mojo comes back soon! I have not completed my mini wardrobe but have 2 pieces made and have just posted about my first piece. The wardrobe will still happen but not to the contest schedule. :)

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    1. I know exactly how it goes. The best laid plans. Glad your wardrobe will still be finished.

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  9. Bee Jay I am very glad you hosted this challenge and I hope your sewing mojo returns and treats you well. Thank you for linking to my blog. I am sorry the ability to copy photos has been disabled but I found out that several of my posts, about making curtains and doing jacket hems in particular were being copied without any reference to me, in other words stolen. I got really sick of it.

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    1. Totally understand Valerie. Would pee me off too. All your hard work!

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  10. Dear Lady! I hope your sewing Mojo to be back very soon, I really really enjoy reading your blog and your adventures in sewing. I'm going to look around on the progress of all these beautiful ladies you share here. Have a wonderful weekend, dear Bea Jay.

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    1. Thanks Rosy. I love to read your blog too. Full of so many lovely smiles and sunshine.

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