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
The sun’s out- just look at how pretty the garden’s looking after months of greyness and gloom! Tomorrow, when I’m spruced up and have done my hair, I need to do the photo shoot for the SWAP entry [which will mean trying to prise the missus away from motorcycle racing on the telly, oh dear]. … Continue reading Sunshine, SWAP, and another interview
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!
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!
Vogue 9114, Kathryn Brenne funky trousers, red cotton/linen crinkle fabric Finally! I got the wedding dress onto a hanger to wait for the next fitting, and with a HUGE sigh of relief, dragged out my box of SWAP sewing, containing the red Kathryn Brenne trousers [V9114], the red silk kimono tunic [V8434], Style Arc Daisy … Continue reading ‘Pant’-ing Towards the Finishing Line…
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
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
It’s been a horrible week at work, battling against managerial incompetence and the usual bullying. I’m only working four days a week now, to protect my tenuous grasp on sanity, but it can still feel like ten days. Sigh. My sewing mojo is struggling to get me into action most days. Half term now though, … Continue reading Action and Distraction
Well, it’s kilt-ish I suppose! Kathryn Brenne skirt from Vogue 9114. Woven cotton tartan which I bought for a SNIP from a lovely member of ‘The Sewing Place’ who was having a stash clearance. This may find its way into the SWAP as I still count it as being a stash bust, even if it’s … Continue reading Not Kilty M’Lud!
I’ve been lobbing interim shots of all my SWAP makes so far into an IMGUR folder, and I quite like the way it’s all shaping up so I took a screen grab. What do you think? I have two pairs of black trousers sitting by, and I want to make another Brenne skirt in that … Continue reading SWAP so far- going strong