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?