Yearly blogging. Perhaps one day I’ll actually commit, but it might be nice to connect with people online about sewing and creativity, even if I am late to the game here.
Once again I am participating in Stitcher’s Guild SWAP. I have lost count of the number of times I’ve participated, but this event has fueled my interest in sewing, and I credit it, and the community there, for helping improve my sewing.
I’ve reviewed the basic idea behind SWAP previously. This year’s rules:
Your Perfect Vision – SWAP 2020
11 pieces, in two groups:
- 9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits
- 1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be worn with all of the others) (1 if you make 10 other pieces, 2 if you make 9)
- no required garments
- no required colors
- You may include one garment that is knitted, crocheted, or handwoven
This sounds easy, only at first.
For me it means two outer garments, like a jacket or sweater, cause I am determined to make pants AND a dress. So that’s that.
I am settling into a plan of blue and mustard, with accents of black and ivory. Our sewing group went shopping last month and I picked up a yummy mustard rayon/linen, black ponte for some Elle pants, and an ivory slubby French Terry. I had hoped to get my pink moto jacket involved in SWAP, but it is just not going to happen. That is OK. I’ll sew it up anyway.
My inspiration piece are a pair of blue suede shoes I got at the thrift store.