For the past few years I have been participating in SWAP at Artisan Square. Here is my 2014 SWAP Each year I have lots of fun pulling fabric and patterns from my stash, making piles of like fabric , sketching and dreaming of sewing a co-ordinated wardrobe. This year I did two plans that were pretty much opposite each other. The first was to use my favourite beautiful natural fibre fabrics that I have been hoarding, while the other was to create a warm layered wardrobe using stretch wools. An accident in December limiting my standing /moving prompted me to withdraw, thinking that my lack of mobility would be a problem. However, being housebound has meant quite the opposite, there is a lot time in the day to sew when you can’t go out bike riding or walking.
I was showing DD a few items that I had made, she asked if it was my SWAP….No…but….um I almost have a SWAP here…. 5 tops? done……. 3 bottoms? I have 2 pants done and can use the ‘made before card’ for the third. 3 wild cards? I can choose 3 dresses from the 7…….I have made. I need an idea for the Creative Twist, which needs to be something recycled, revamped or reversible.
So what to call this collection? A SWAP of clothes where the motivation was not plan or co-ordinate. Accidental SWAP or There goes a Rabbit or Maybe SWAP
Choose 3 dresses for the wild cards
3 bottoms….. I needl another
This is what I have photographed so far…now I have to do some planning to select my SWAP garments , come up with a TWIST and put it all together. Hoping those participating in SWAP are ‘seeing the light at the end of the tunnel’…..and have created a some great pieces!