My daughter totally hijacked my SWAP plans. ¬†Little stinker. ūüėČ

So I will be doing the Winter 6-PAC for me, and SWAP for her. ¬†Truly this is better, cause I need the clothes like yesterday, and she can wait. ¬†SWAP doesn’t even start until December 26, and the 6-PAC sew along runs from November-January. ¬†I also need to beef up my TNT patterns, and it is easier IMO to do this with a 6 PAC and not so much with SWAP.

Having said that, I really have my work cut out for me.  She has me doing 2 pairs of leggings and one pair of capris, a pair of shorts, a reversible faux fur sweater, 2 tshirts (thank god), a tunic, and a shirt dress. Oh, and a faux shearling jacket.  Right. And actually I am forgetting something, cause there should be 11 items on the list and I only count 10.  Here is a preview:


legging pattern and fabric choices


Reversible sweater pattern and fabric choices.

I’ve already gotten one legging pair cut and partially sewn (you are allowed to sew up one item prior to the official start date.) I hope to get the other pair cut, the fleece sweater cut and pinned, and all other patterns and fabric purchased prior to the start date.

For me, I have already finished up one item (Barb pants, love them!), and am nearly done with the second (blue sweatshirt fleece pullover.) ¬†No pics to post yet. ¬†I’ll get cracking on a t shirt or 2, probably using my Renfrew pattern, then I have a cardigan to make from a charcoal and white striped sweater knit, and one more pair of Barbs. ¬†I’ll pull together a reasonable ¬†post about the Barbs when the second pair is completed.


Sucked into the Vortex

As usual, October sucks me in. It is gone!  Just like that.  How does it happen I wonder?

School conference day.

Long weekend for teacher conferences.

A few birthday parties to throw or attend.

Halloween costume preparation.

And, done.

I did eliminate a lot of items. Hundreds of pieces of paper.  5 bags full to the brim of clothing. A large garbage bag of magazines and old newspapers.  A box full of beads. And 600 emails.

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I can’t show you the emails, or I’d have to kill you.

I feel pretty well satisfied that I have deleted 990 Items from my life this past month.  And pretty well satisfied that I have pared my closet down with the spirit of P33 in mind.  And pretty sure that I cannot live with only 33 items of clothing to choose from for 3 months.  And I am OK with that.

I’ll still be purging. There is plenty of junk in my house to purge.


But my real next project is SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) 2015. The rules are up over at Stitcher’s Guild, and I am pretty psyched! ¬†5 tops, 3 bottoms, 3 wild cards, including at least one up/recycled item. ¬†One item can be purchased, one already sewn, and one (I think?) can be started and completed before SWAP. (This last rule always confuses me for some reason.)

I am going to use my purple and green sweater mashup as a starting point, and will include my black Style Arc Barb pants as my already completed and partially completed items. ¬†If I need to I will include my skinny jeans from the last SWAP, but I’d rather stitch up another pair of Barbs, as I really need some work pants. ¬†I have tons of options here! ¬†Maybe too many, my head is spinning as I type.

Style Arc Barb pant

Style Arc Barb pant

Very excited!  Off to plan.