Hijacked

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:

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legging pattern and fabric choices

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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.

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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.

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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.