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Date: 3/9/14 5:56 PM

I thought there already was a UFO thread, but I can't find it. Moderators, please feel free to move this if appropriate.

I unearthed a project that must be from the late 1980's because that's the last time I had time to do conventional tailoring. It's a gray and camel houndstooth jacket with an odd curved front, odd puppy dog ear lapels, and a back peplum. I no longer have the pattern!

I changed the odd lapels and tried to straighten out the way the lapel and collar are attached--it was not that hard but back when I put it away the problem seemed insurmountable.

This jacket will be hard to line because I have no pattern pieces and do not know what pattern I used. Maybe a Vogue Ralph Lauren?

Just thought I would post my "progress"...so far.
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Date: 3/13/14 7:32 PM

Is it really from the late 1980s?! It's as old as I am!!I look forward to seeing the finished garment.

Personally, I have a ton of UFOs! In fact I have a bin dedicated to them. It's all things I have failed at drafting or had some issue with completing. I'd like to get a few of them out of the way soon because they take up too much space. I just finished a pair of pajama pants that were once on hiatus, so that's one down lol.

You know what would be cool? To send an unfinished object to someone at random and see what they come up with. I'm sure that would have some interesting results.

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Date: 3/14/14 1:20 AM

A bin dedicated to UFO's? Try a closet. Well, half a closet. I was relieved when I moved that they"only" took up half a closet. My fabric stash, on the other hand, fills about 16 bins. I've posted about the space my husband finished for me under the attic eaves for all that!

You have many years of productivity ahead of you, keep it up!

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Date: 3/18/14 11:04 PM

Beautiful jacket. I can't wait to see it finished!

I recently finished a UFO. It was cut as a muslin for something else but I had planned on finishing it last summer. Lol. All it needed was to finish the hems.



I've got loads more UFOs in my stash. Thanks for starting this topic!

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Date: 3/23/14 3:33 AM

Beautiful top! I bet you didn't expect to end up with such an attractive and wearable "muslin"?

I'm still hoping to find the pattern for my jacket so that I can see what the lining is supposed to be like. And, I got distracted by making handbags. I'm on #5 and I sold #4 on Etsy already!

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Date: 3/27/14 4:11 PM

Thanks Brenda. I am very pleased with this top.

How fun. I'm making a bag too. Not to sell or anything, just for fun. Congrats on your sale. What's your Etsy shop? I'd love to see your bags. :)

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Date: 3/27/14 5:40 PM

I have lots of UFO, some from the early 90s - including a "suit" that I will probably never finish. It has a short jacket with WIDE shoulders (well, it was 1990, and I'm petite, lol) and a lovely full-ish skirt (long, and just a touch wider than an A-line, maybe almost a half circle?). I bought the pattern because I have never liked the way I look in a pencil skirt. The jacket shell in finished (I may have re-purposed the lining fabric) and the skirt needs a hem and wasitband.

I also have a couple blouses from about 10 years ago (only a few seams sewn), and a plaid JJ blouse that needs new sleeves cut. I outsmarted myself trying a new technique that wasn't really appropriate for them, and they look awful. I do have enough extra fabric, just haven't done anything. I may finish my 2nd JJ before my first! It's my current project - hope to finish it this weekend for the fitted blouse contest. But I'm having an issue with my serger.

I have also discovered the joy of bags over the last couple years! Made some for a contest here, and then made a few more - for gifts. And last Christmas, I made fabric gift bags and hardly wrapped any presents at all! I have actually printed out a dozen or so different online patterns/tutorials for various bags to try over the next several months. My mom and sister have birthdays in May, so I need to get started! LOL

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Date: 3/29/14 5:14 PM

This thread caught my attention since I have a few UFOs to finish. Hmm, could I finish all the UFOs this year?

Here is my first UFO--a pair of gaucho pants using Simplicity 3800 and probably about 1 1/2 years old.









UFOs to FOs Count: 1



This morning I am working on UFO panties from 4/24/12, so almost 2 years living in the shadows.

Let's see how far we get with this.





THIS is KS 2908.








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Date: 4/10/14 9:43 PM

Sounds like some great UFOs. Can't wait to see the finishes. Best of luck. :)

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Date: 4/10/14 9:45 PM

Love those pants... and the top also. Good luck on finishing more. Have fun. :)

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