Tuesday, December 04, 2012

SWAP 2013

It's time for the SWAP over at Stitcher's Guild to begin.  Well, actually, it begins December 26, but you can have one item made ahead of time (actually 2 depending on how you bend the rules)  I'm sure I won't have anything done ahead of time, but I do think I finally have a plan.  I have the black clovers already cut out (ahem... they've been cut out for months) and the fabric for everything I need from my stash.  I also have a dress cut out that I could include, but we'll see how this plan goes.  I really want to finish my swap this year, since I haven't been too successful in completing ANY plans for the last few years.  I really like my plan this year and know I will wear all of the garments.  Well, I'm not sure about the Sassy Librarian blouse or the Silhouettes tie front blouse yet, so I'll save them for more near the end and see what I feel like when I get to that point!

The idea of the swap this year is to have 2 separate capsules with one linking piece that could be worn with either capsule.  Actually, I think all of my pieces work together, so that won't be too much of an issue for me.  The jacket is the linking piece.  The pattern is for an unlined jacket, but since the fabric is fairly light weight, I will either line or underline it.

I'm home sick today, so I spent some time finally making up my story board for this.  I wish I had more energy and could actually cut or sew something, but that's not happening today.

As for the LBD, I put the invisible zipper in the other night, but I must have pulled on the fabric because it is kind of rippling on the second side.  I'm in the process of ripping that out and doing it over.  I hate ripping out, but ripping out on black is the worst!  The wool I'm using is a little "spongy" so that makes the stitches sink in and look like part of the weave of the fabric.  I guess I need to sit outside in the daylight to do this!


Mrs K said...

Congratulations for having a plan. I really like all your pieces, although I've never heard of the clover pants. I hope you feel better soon.

Juliane said...

I really like your plan, especially the way you can go from casual to dressy. Beautiful fabric choices, too.

Jane M said...

I've never actaully done one of the SWAPs but alwasy love watching them unfold. Your plan sounds good.