Last year’s SWAP [Sewing With A Plan] on the Stitcher’s Guild. Four months to complete a co-ordinating eleven-piece wardrobe, following strict rules. This was the first time I entered, and I decided to push the boat out and make a complete steampunk wardrobe ready to wear to the Lincoln Asylum last August.
The eleven pieces for the competition entry had to be supplemented with all the underpinnings, so I also made a corset, drawers, chemises and petticoats.
I had to choose two colours, and make three things in colour 1, three in colour 2, two bridging pieces, and three wildcards.
I chose green and purple, my favourite colours, and made
[A] a green skirt, green wool jacket, black and green flounced skirt
[B] a purple ball gown [which actually consisted of bodice, overskirt, and detachable train], purple tail bodice, and silver skirt.
[C] a white blouse and a black blouse
[D] riding breeches, riding jacket, evening bolero
Lots of work, which got me through a very difficult time at work. All the items mix and match well, and there’s a nice mix of cheap-and-cheerful, and fancy schmancy stuff in there.
I made lots of posts on the blog documenting this lot if you want to plough through, tagged under SWASP [Sewing with a Steampunk Plan!]