Flexible SWAP Rules

My first SWAP ideas….random…confusing…..

how I felt when I read the initial  RULES  at Artisan Square.

I was confused about the colour(s) part:
1 “3 pack” of Color(s) A (3 garments)
1 “3 pack” of Color(s) B (3 garments)
1 “Combo Pack” of Colors A & B (2 garments)
1 “3 pack” of Wild Cards

After a bit of debate  Tina asked:  “Does this simplify things?:”

“The first 3 pak all works together.
The second 3 pak all works together.
The two piece combo pack works with both of the 3 packs.
The 3 wildcards should work with and/or coordinate with some of the above, but don’t have to work with everything.”

…….and the answer was YES.  

I always get myself into trouble selecting too many colours/patterns and ideas so  this  year I am concentrating on:

  •  all items must work together,
  • be classic,
  • natural fibres
  • creative use of fabric/pattern

To achieve this I will try  to:

  •  Look at the big picture,
  • Limit colours to grey and cream neutrals adding  light blue as an accent.
  • Concentrate on proportion.
  • leave pattern selection to last

These are my fabric choices ideas  the 3x packs.

  1. Pack .   Slim grey pants,  long cream shirt/tunic;  topped off with   reversible cream/grey jacket.
  2. Pack .  Slim black pants, long grey ‘watery’ look shirt and knee length black jacket with leather trim.
  3. Pack .  (Wildcard)  Slim, short grey skirt;   cream,  grey, blue and black shirt with a short textured jacket.
  4. Combo pack.  Light blue wool duffel coat with leather details;  and a long grey zipped cardigan that doubles as a dress.

At the moment I am confident about my plan….but it is still only an idea…..I will need to sew up a ‘storm’.

Do you think I have too many jackets and will run out of time?   or the colour scheme is a little dull?

Any thoughts?

3 thoughts on “Flexible SWAP Rules

  1. Ann

    I really like your choices of fabrics and the way you are approaching your plan. I think it is genius to pick the fabric family first and then find the pattern. I think it will look smashing. And I like the blue as an accent for you.

    1. Cheryl Post author

      Thanks Ann, I feel good about this plan. I n the past I have gotten carried away individual items, so I suppose I am trying to Sew With A Plan.

  2. Fabrickated

    I do like the idea of stormy, and I don’t think there are too many jackets – jackets are wonderful. I also think it is a great idea to start with fabric. I usually do that too. I am craving a little more colour but that could easily come with accessories. So far, so good, I’d say.


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