It’s that time again! Actually it’s late, I’m usually on the ball with this [for the last 3 years anyway] and get started straight after Xmas. My reduced mojo this year meant that I forgot, but to my delight, the rules for this year are BANG ON for the way I like to sew- all about the colour baby!
Here are the rules, from Stitcher’s Guild Reloaded.
2019 Seasonal Designer Collection II SWAP Rules
You are still the Designer. Create a cohesive seasonal collection of eleven garments of your choice.
Choose an inspiration piece of your choice — Could be a scarf, artwork, fabric print, photograph, etc
Choose two neutrals that coordinate with your inspiration piece
Add 1-5 accents and/or prints that will work with your inspiration piece (ie: not clash)
Make 9 garments that form your core
You must create multiple outfits using at least two core garment items that work for your personal style
Make 2 wild card pieces that can be worn alone or with other core items or with other wardrobe items
Wild card pieces should still blend in with inspiration piece
Combining fabrics is fine
No restrictions on type of garments
I have a lovely wardrobe from recent SWAP-type sewing, but there are still gaps.
I need plain-ish blouses/shell tops/t shirts/shirts to coordinate with as much of the existing gear as possible
I need [or want?] woven trousers, but will abandon the very thought of wide legs
I need work-friendly warm weather clothes for later in the year obviously.
Finding an image for my colour inspiration proved pretty easy, and I was delighted to follow the link on Stitchers’ Guild to find this colour palette generator. Cool!
Here are my inspiration pics :
And this is what the palette generator gave me [bad photo from screen, haven’t worked out how to save!]
You can click on the generated colours to get the name, and any craft supplies available in that tone…nice! The palette is more evenly balanced between blue/purple/green than it looks here.
I’ve bought a LITTLE yardage since Xmas, some of it already shared. And today I slipped and fell again. FRUMBLE FABRICS STOP SENDING ME EMAILS!
The stripe is a jersey, the trees are in 100% cotton. Skirt and t shirt?
These are some of the oddments I have left from recent projects, all enough to make SOMETHING, maybe a top, maybe a straight skirt
The two cotton poplins on the right are for shirts, the green silk/cotton crinkle fabric has several possibilities. Maybe a kaftan/tunic, maybe more soft loose trousers…
2 pics of the same fabrics. The first is blurry but closer to the real colours, the second is bad for colour but shows the textures more clearly.
Navy heavy sweater knit with a sort of crinkled texture/rib, and a soft, crepe backed heavy velvet in a soft muted deep green. Both intended for warm jumpers.
So, everything so far is in the green/blue side of things, but I have plenty of purple scraps lying about- maybe enough for a geodesic sweater?
So that’s it so far, but at least it’s a start. Now to get that damned coat finished…