Sunday, April 8, 2012

Stick a fork in me ...

My SWAP is done! Here are two quick pics taken before I put the button on.
After much trial, I kept the topstitching to a minimum. I decided the colour alone is enough, I didn't need extra embellishment. I used top stitching thread in the closest colour I could find (it matches better than these pictures show).
I used leftover sateen from one of my SWAP dresses for the pocket bags, fly facing and the waistband facing. I like the way this helps tie everything together, even if I'm the only one who sees it.
With SWAP done and a weekend of television to watch, I got started on my Start at the Top garments. I made the cardigan first, then severely cocked up cutting out the tunic, so I salvaged what I could and made a TNT long sleeve t-shirt.
Now it's back to the sewing machine for the next one ...

8 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Congrats on those nice looking pants - love the color. Very nice tops too!

prttynpnk said...

Those pantsn are very cool. I love the drapey jacket too!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congrats on finishing your SWAP! I can't wait to see all of it together and modeled!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on finishing your SWAP on such a colourful note, great jeans. Love the striped top and cardigan.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Congratulations on finishing your SWAP! What a huge accomplishment. I'm not sure I've ever finished a sewing plan...

velosewer said...

Each piece looks great. Congrats on finishing your SWAP. That's a huge achievement.

Dahra said...

WOW!!! look at that. I looovvvve those stripes. they look fantastic. Pants are beautiful too, gorgeous colour.
Well Done.

Gail said...

I just adore the cardigan. You really are the most productive sewer when you get going.