Stitchers’ Guild is up and running again, and I thought it time to sort out my plans for this year’s SWAP [Sewing With A Plan]
It’s not as elaborate a plan as last year’s Steampunk one, so I’m not worried about running out of time, especially now I have reduced my working hours a bit and will get midweek sewing time.
I’m not putting the entire set of rules here, it’s pretty long with all the clarifications, but basically 11 items, divided into three groups: tops, bottoms and overs. There are restrictions on numbers, and rules about making combinations, but the biggest twist is to use a maximum of eight patterns [dammit!] I’m not quite pared down enough yet, but in any case have plans to make many more items that she’s requested, so things may get swapped about a fair bit. All to be done by the end of April of course.
I hauled out the wife’s fabric stash [2 crates and a boxful!] and chose colours and fabric weights appropriate to the look we’re aiming at- grown up, relaxed, with a punk edge. I pulled some pics from Pinterest too, and combined them with the solid decisions to come up with this:
Opinions more than welcome on helping me choose the2nd ‘over’ garment from the last page, or suggestions re the silk satin blouse options…