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?

7 comments :

  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? ;)

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    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.

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

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

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  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

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

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  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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