The purple skirt and jeans from my SWAP have so far seen limited wear as I don't have a lot that goes with them. I realise that my colour ability is limited, so unless I see fabrics together I find it hard to imagine what goes with what and this makes for a lot of orphans in my wardrobe.
A trip to Spotlight to see if I was fortunate enough for them to have stocked the zipper rack proved very fruitful. Not only did they have a black invisible zipper in the length I wanted, they had a length of fabric I wanted and there weren't 193 people in a queue with only one cashier. I found this fabric on the sale table for $5 a metre and was delighted to find that there was an additional 40% off, so it cost me $3 per metre.
The print is not one I necessarily like, but the colours in it makes it very versatile. It goes with my purple SWAP bottoms, the red skirt from last week, black and even brown. I decided to make BWOF 01-08-116 wrap top that was very popular a few years ago. As I have become enamoured of Frankenpatterning, I did a bit on this top. First of all, I lengthened it by 5cm, then I frankenpatterned the sleeve head onto my TNT t-shirt KS3338 and finally frankenpatterned the fronts with the ties onto the wrap ties from M5974. The original ties are just hemmed and show the wrong side of the fabric. I know from previous versions of this top that it drove me crazy.
These ties are wedge shaped rather than square and seamed together to create a neat, easy to use and attractive tie. I never really loved this pattern before, but now I've made these changes I really like it.
I think I have become the queen of squeezing many garments from small amounts of fabric because I was able to get another very useful garment out of it. This is BWOF 08-08-118, which I have now made three times and I know will go into heavy rotation immediately.
I'm rather pleased with my sewing; two garments for $9!