Thursday, November 7, 2013

SWAP 2014

It's SWAP (sewing with a plan) time again and i'm joining in the fun! This year it's an "algebra SWAP"; the equation is expressed this way:

3 "3 packs" + 2 "wild cards" = 11 garments.

Each three pack will be:

2 tops + 1 bottom
1 top + 1 bottom + 1 outer layer
1 dress + 1 top + 1 bottom

The "wild card" options can be just about anything you like, but they must be "garments" not accessories (hats, bags, blankets, etc.)

I like the first option of 2 tops and 1 bottom the best, and i think my wildcards will be a vest and a dress. My pallet this year will spring from last years colors; Eggplant and Turquoise, with black and navy as neutrals. So far i know what my bottoms will be: black and navy pants, eggplant skirt (McCall's 5523 is signing my name!). I know I want tops out of turquoise and black, but not sure if I should do navy or eggplant as my 3rd top color. I guess it depends on what i make the dress out of. 

I think i'll try for "3 season" outfits; stuff i can use in fall, winter, and spring by layering. Thankfully, i dug my patterns out of storage, so i'm not limited there!

Next update should hopefully include a list of what i'm going to sew!

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