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
No. Not West Brom [even though they are local team]- I don’t do sport. More baggy trousers [still not pants, no, not here matey] from the Kathryn Brenne V9114 that is now officially a very tried-and-tested pattern. These are in some of the cool and comfy chambray that I snagged a while back from the … Continue reading Come on you Baggies!
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…
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!
…or at least, take some photos! SWAP 2018 currently stands at 4 garments, V9114 taffeta Brenne skirt, B8793 mesh collar Tilton T shirt, V1415 red velour tunic and B6287 pieced tunic. Teamed with my favourite black ponte Style Arc Linda trousers [not pants, never pants], here are a few switches and swaps. Then [thankfully, as … Continue reading Make hay while the sun shines…