Sunday, January 3, 2016

10th Day of Christmas - SWAP 2016

Ah yes, it is SWAP (sewing with a plan) time again over on Artisan's Square.  You may remember that I took part last year with my 'Out of Alberta' Lagenlook Collection and came in with a very respectable third place.

The rules vary slightly year on year, and for 2016 they are:

1 "3 pack' of Colour(s) A (3 garments)
1 "3 pack' of Colour(s) B (3 garments)
1 "Combo Pack" of Colours A & B (2 garments)
1 "3 Pack" of Wild Cards

All for a total of 11 garments.

So, what to make?  As much as I love my Lagenlook/TG garments, I have made LOADS more (a quick count in my wardrobe reveals 48 LL/TG garments.  Gosh.)  Conversely, my PJ situation is rather dire - scruffy old PJ bottoms and tatty mismatched tops, so my plan is to make lots of new jammies and dressing gowns.  A little unconventional - but it is what my wardrobe needs!  Here is the plan so far:

A) 2 tops, 1 bottom
B) 2 tops 1 bottom
Combo Pack: 2 dressing gowns
Wild Cards: 2 bottoms, 1 top

I plan on having some winter jammies (brushed cotton), short and long sleeved regular jammie tops, a couple (at least) of cotton jersey tops,  long and (possibly) cropped bottoms, finishing off with a fleece dressing gown and a floaty cotton/linen or silk Summer version.

I aim to do some funky fabric blocking on the bottoms and using lots of lovely patterned fabrics.  I will only be using about three patterns and may well have some fabric in stash, otherwise I will be watching the sales at my local fabric stores!

How about you?  Are you taking part in the SWAP or do you implement this kind of sewing organisation?


  1. A jammie wardrobe sounds amazing! I just joined Artisan's Square last night! Some amazing seamstresses. And I saw your SWAP from last year! I am still figuring out how to navigate the site - any tips? ;)

    1. Hurrah - there is lots of great info on the site. If you haven't already - do sign in, and then there is a little notification that will come up near to your name and photo that you can click on showing responses to your postings. Be aware that uploading photos and hyperlinking is a bit of a pain - but there are 'sandboxes' that you can play in and the moderators are very helpful! There are some things that you can't do for a period of time - I think adding a photo to your profile was one of the things you have to wait for.

  2. Your Lagenlook was and is my favorite ever. Can't wait to see what you make this year!

    1. Thank-you very much! Hopefully I will be able to repeat last year!!

  3. I'm looking forward to following this! My pj drawer and yours are twinsies so I will be sewing Pj's too. I've selected the fabrics and now just need to find the elusive time! x

    1. It's a plan! Look forward to seeing what you make too!

  4. Great idea for a SWAP - it's your wardrobe so make what you need! So glad you're joining in.


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