SWAP 2018-the final selection

Done and dusted. Here’s a reminder of the rules: 2018 Seasonal Designer Collection SWAP Rules You are the Designer. Create a cohesive seasonal collection of eleven garments of your choice. Concept Consider designer collections like Eileen Fisher, Karen Kane, Kaliyana, Bryn Walker,  Eskandar, etc  and how they work with a few neutrals, add an accent color … Continue reading SWAP 2018-the final selection

Hey Ebo!

Style Arc ‘Ebony’ trousers [NOT PANTS!].  FINAL SWAP 2018 garment The fabric was a total bargain from Barry’s  that’s been in stash for a couple of years [I think].  It’s shirt weight, very drapey, VERY stretchy in a charcoal grey/lighter grey pinstripe. One booboo in the usual brief StyleArc instructions:  the line drawing shows a … Continue reading Hey Ebo!

Kimono-ver to My Place!

I’ve had this pattern for ages, and first made it up from a light lime green second-hand kimono for the missus.  She liked it, never wore it, and has now outgrown it.  Hey ho. It’s a lovely pattern, one of the now defunct [I think] ‘Vogue Woman’ range, V8434, which had slightly more mature proportions, … Continue reading Kimono-ver to My Place!

Two-Lani Traffic

Style Arc Lani tunic x 2 Both pieced, may or not make it into the SWAP collection.  Why?  Well, I’m making more than the required 11 items, for one thing, but also because I’m having trouble deciding what to count as my ‘print’ or ‘prints’.  I have my 2 neutrals, black and grey [and these … Continue reading Two-Lani Traffic

Up the Cut

What’s she on about now? Preparing to cut out took longer than expected!  On the cutting table, two more Style Arc Lani tunics.  Now, the first one turned out nicely, but I dodged the FBA bullet by making the fronts out of jersey…and there’s still a little evidence that an FBA would have helped [I … Continue reading Up the Cut