This is my Second Try SWAP.
Initially I wanted to concentrate on winter clothes; neutral coloured basics made from warm wools. I dreamed about a collection of warm pants and dresses topped with casual jackets and a big duffel coat. The duffel coat and lining is cut out, the fabric interfaced, the toggles and fake leather has been purchased……but the weather was just too hot…… our friends invited us on a holiday to hot and humid Thailand …… I had ‘nothing to wear’…..so this is what I sewed:
SWAP 2014 3x 3 packs + 2 wild cards = 11
1. Grey pack. Suit for the plane. Pants shell and shirt/jacket from a grey stretchy rayon using Cutting Line Design patterns. ‘Pure and Simple ‘shell and jacket and pull on pants from ‘My Swing Set’
3. Blue pack. Lengthened ‘The Blouse Perfected’ by Cutting Line Designs from linen, Hot Pattern skirt1087 from cotton and silk ‘Pure and Simple shell.
2X Wildcards. ‘The Blouse Perfected’ and ‘Pure and Simple’ shell by Cutting Line Design from cream cotton.
I was able to submit a SWAP by keeping the designs simple and limiting the number of patterns used. I used two new patterns the Pia Dress and Hot Pattern 1087 skirt. I am coming to understand the advantages of using TNT patterns, you can concentrate on the ‘creative’ side of sewing rather then on fitting and technical skills already learnt.
Happy to be a part of swap 2014.