More SWAP thoughts

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  1. I love love love it! If you did dresses could you layer a top over them? I used to wear dresses a lot but I am loving my increasing collection of cardigans as an additional color/layering piece. Those wide waistband Dogstar linen trousers are gorgeous particularly. It reads art teacher chic to me, and I get the mathematical bent too.

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    1. Thanks! The most I could do with layering would be to make them sleeveless [the Mizono one is best for this] and wear over jumper or T shirt depending on heat. I rarely wear cardigans as I hate constantly taking them on and off all ruddy day at work- no regularity to the temperature anywhere at all! The few trousers I wear a lot are all StyleArc elastic waist ones, and I sometimes add a higher stretch waistband to woven ones as I can’t bear stuff that bunches under my fat belly! They look feasible…

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  2. Lovely pattens, especially the V8434. I love the sleeves on that one. Why don’t you make yourself some leggings to go under your dresses? They would count as a garment and are a useful wardrobe staple. This SWAP is shaping up to be really nice. I like your colour choices. Xx

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    1. OMG making leggings. I think I would die from the boredom. Unless I can copy these Vera Wang ones I snaffled at TKMaxx…which I don’t want to take off ever again they’s so nice… We’ll see.

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  3. I love the idea of a mathematics theme…..that Zandra Rhodes jacket = fractals? Or am I mis-remembering something from the murky past? And not too “Magic Schoolbus”, not that I don’t love those clothes, its just hard to imagine having the self-confidence to wear them.

    ceci

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    1. Last year’s rules were WAY too restrictive. I like ones based round colour though, suits my thinking! Your wardrobe must be very coordinating anyway, with mostly using monochrome fabrics? I go colour crazy then find things don’t always have the right top or bottom to work for me…

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      1. Yeah, everything I have already goes together colourwise! What I find difficult is getting the right balance of shapes – boxy tops to go with slim trousers and so on. I made a pile of things with big sleeves and am now ruefully considering making a cape to go over the top because none of my coats will.

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    1. I only have one or two, and must admit I largely keep them for summer as I never know what shoes go with them! [I fuss about foorwear lol] I think they work well with these asymmetric tunic tops though. I’ll soon find out!

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      1. I learned the hard way that suede attaches to itself like Velcro–so if you have a pair of super wide leg pants in microsuede and you’re wearing suede shoes, eventually you will catch your toe on the bottom seam of those pants and almost pull the whole thing down! Fun at the supermarket!

        So, I’m shopping for smooth leather slip-on mocs. I’ve got my whole wardrobe coordinated so I can pretty much reach for just two pairs of shoes, anyway. A long time ago, I met a woman who was redesigning her life after divorce and her closet had been paired down to about twenty items that made her happy–I followed her example. Got a no-fuss pixie cut, too. Life is good.

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      2. Eeeeek minimalism! I can’r cope! I’m way too crazy to trim things down- I dress as my mood indicates, so few garments would bore me to death. I know it works for some folk though. Even my hair length fluctuates, I can’t stick to anything for long lol

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  4. I just got am email from fabric.com about the Avantgarde by Art Gallery collection. I think the prints would go really well with a mathematical wardrobe – as long as you can figure out what to make up in a woven cotton fabric.

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  5. Finally found the pattern I wanted to recommend that remind me of the Dogstar forage pants! Only took me a week ☺️ It’s New Look 6379, really easy to whip up, very comfortable too, I made 3 pairs in quick succession and wear them to death. http://www.simplicity.com/new-look-pattern-6379-misses-pants-skirt-and-convertible-maxi-skirt/UN6379A.html Now that I’ve found the pattern again I’ve got two more planned. Thanks for introducing me to Dogstar by the way and LOVE your ideas for Swap.

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    1. You can thank others for the Dogstar links- I took part in a challenge a while back to make their ‘Six Napoleon’ dress [which I turned into separates]. It originated with ‘Sew”Pro’ and ended with about four or five bloggers getting it to a final product. Take a peek http://www.sew2pro.com/the-six-napoleon-challenge/
      I definitely want to add that yoga waistband to several existing garments- got any tips? Is it arectangle or shaped?

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      1. Oh I remember the Napoleon challenge! Fascinating to watch, well out of my skill set. The waistband/yoke is very basic. One rectangle x 2, join at sides, fold in half, then stitch to garment stretching to fit. The pattern recommends making a casing out of the seam allowances and inserting elastic but I didn’t like that so I leave it out now.

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