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

Action and Distraction

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

Sharing Platt-ers

SWAP 2018, Vogue 1415 [again] Tom & Linda Platt.  Black silky woven fabric [poly?] with a raised swirly pattern. Yes, this pattern’s getting some serious use for this SWAP!  I originally made this top in blue/teal ‘scratched’ velvet from The Italian Textile Company on eBay, and I wear it to DEATH.  Version 2, was the … Continue reading Sharing Platt-ers

Platt du Jour

Vogue 1415, Tom and Linda Platt tunic SWAP 2018 #1 Cut from a red stretch velvet remnant which limited the length of both bodice and sleeves [which is fine, I’m 5’3″ and despite having monkey arms, like my sleeves a tad short]  The velvet was originally purchased to make a Xmas nightshirt for my daughter … Continue reading Platt du Jour

Cut to the bone…

More cutting out of SWAP items, plus some pics to prove how good the ‘almost no waste’ cutting went. Ruffle skirt [non-Swap, but hey-ho] I mean, look at that!       Then the red velvet top Impressive! The grey taffeta was the best though: Next I got two trouser patterns out, both size 18.  … Continue reading Cut to the bone…