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Olympic Challenge (27 July to 12 Aug)
Sewing 5 garments during the Olympics
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Date: 7/28/12 3:00 AM

Whilst the Olympics are on I've moved my living room round so I can sew at the dining table and see the Olympics on TV,
I decided to have a little challnge where I sewed one garment for each Olympic ring during the period the games are on 27 July to 12 August.

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I started my first garment last night whilst watching the build up to the opening ceremony, and should be able to finish it off this evening and share a photo!

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Date: 7/28/12 6:27 AM


That's a great idea and I wish you well! I recently watched the Tour de France and thought I would get a lot sewed during it...Not! I found myself glued to the computer screen so I didn't miss a castle or chateau even when not much was happening during the racing.....

However, there are sports I'm not that interested in in the Summer Games...I'll try to join you. The recap of the opening is on now and the Games start in two hours..and I'm finishing up entries in the Pattern Stash contest...

Now I'm wondering if I have suitable fabrics to do one garment in each of the Olympic rings colors......

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Date: 7/28/12 11:08 AM


Here's the first garment of my Autumn wardrobe which I am sewing whilst the Olympics are on TV!
It is too warm here to wear this yet, but I shall be glad of it when the weather starts to cool in Autumn.

The fabric is a lovely soft viscose knit by John Kaldor, bought at the Harrogate Show a while back. I planned to sew it up for last Autumn but didn't quite realise my plans.
The pattern is an adaptation of New Look 6735, with a forward head alteration, the sleeves lengthened by 4" and the neckband replaced with a soft roll neck collar.

I've made this exact style twice before and its a great alterative to a roll neck for those of us strangled by a normal roll neck. Its a great good if you are a bit sensitive to wool, to wear under under wool V neck sweaters or wool jackets which would normally chafe on the neck.

I plan to make myself a pile of these for this coming winter to wear under boiled wool jackets, but this is probably the only one for the Olympic Challenge!

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Date: 7/28/12 10:35 PM

Love, love, love your blouse!

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Date: 7/29/12 11:48 PM

This sounds like a great idea. An I luv Jan's suggestion of using the colours of the rings. I made a bra and knicker set while I was watching the opening ceremony (not a good idea as I wasn't concentrating and had to do a heap of unpicking).

I'm about to start making DH another pair of overalls since he's never out of the first pair long enough for them to get washed.

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Date: 7/31/12 3:00 AM

Nice blouse! I have made a rather 'standard' pair of linen trousers. A wardrobe basic in navy.

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Date: 8/10/12 3:25 PM

How is this going Ruthie? I have my five garments just finished now. They are rather basic, four pairs of linen trousers, and one 'liner'.
This is my first blog post
And this is the second one

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