Sunday, November 2, 2008

SWAP 2009

Foolishly or not, I've decided to have a go at a real life, full on SWAP. That means I need to make eleven garments between now and April 30 next year. As I didn't realise this was happening until last Friday, my plans are only half baked, but here they are any way.

I need to make the following;

1 jacket or coat

4 bottoms

6 tops

They all must suit a week in my real life. Here's what I propose;

1 jacket made from a lovely spring tweed purchased from Fashionista Fabrics. I have a few ideas for this one, but will probably go for Kwik Sew 3334.

I'll make a skirt in the same tweed from an old Vogue Claude Montana pattern I found at the op shop for 20c. It has a nicely tapered skirt, rather than straight, which seems a little more flattering. I may also make an a line or box pleat skirt from a very old New Look pattern that I have made to death. Depends on what fabric I find - I'm thinking orange.

I'll definitely make a denim skirt from BWOF 1-2008-109.

I'll definitely make jeans from an as yet undetermined pattern.

I'll probably make a pair of Vogue Alice and Olivia pants from a caramel stretch sateen ($4 at the op shop).

Tops are undecided. Most likely I'll get BWOF 1-2008-108 in there somewhere, although I may lose the puff sleeves and do regular ones. I have a whole pile of patterns for tops and blouses that I'll audition in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, here is my very rudimentary story board so far ...

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