Stitchers Guild is doing another SWAP this year (Sewing With a Plan/Purpose) I've kind of laid off of contests for a while, but I do have a purpose for this one. Many of you know that I went to Uganda last year to teach women to sew. Well, we are putting our plans in the works for another venture this year. I am so excited to get to do this again, and another woman from my church is going to be going with me. In fact, she is sort of the reason I got back into sewing again - long story for another post. Anyway, here is what I'm planning for the swap
- One long dress made from fabric I got in Uganda last year.
- One shorter sheath style dress from a musical print shades of gold cotton
- one white button up shirt from embroidered cotton
- a black and green African Print rayon crinkle pull over top (LH Marseille pattern)
- 4 tanks/Ts - a red and black sports wicking fabric, green cotton interlock, black and white stripe knit, black and white print knit similar to ITY jersey
- LH Swing pattern skirt in black linen
- Marcy Tilton sectioned skirt in green linen
- LH capri or Garbo jacket in green linen
One item must be either embroidered or beaded. I'm thinking of either embroidering sections of the green skirt, or the neckline of the green top.
One item must feature buttons or an unusual closure. Well, the shirt and the jacket both have buttons, but I haven't thought of anything that "featurable" for them. I may do bound buttonholes on the jacket. My other thought was to use a distinctive exposed zipper on the back of the dress, but that wouldn't really be appropriate for my trip. I am thinking though of using a Riri zipper and changing the front of the jacket to a zip closure.