Tuesday, 31 October 2017
Early SWAP thoughts
I really like the fabrics I chose last year but never sewed up, so my thoughts are:-
Adapt what I planned last year to a simple plan for this using many of the same colours and fabrics (drop the black as I dislike it).
Have 3 main styles - trousers with slant pockets, a cardigan jacket and knit tops - which are sewn multiple times.
So it could look something like
Choose two neutral colours
I could choose Brown and Teal
Make at least three garments from each neutral colour
1 Brown trousers
2 Brown top
3 Brown cardigan
4 Teal trousers
5 Teal top
6 Teal cardigan
two accent colors and one print , make at least one garment from each print – woven jacket
I could choose Burgundy and Turquoise
7 Woven jacket of Burgundy and Turquoise (uses great tweedy fabric)
8 Burgundy top
9 Turquoise Top
10 Other choices from this colourway
11 Other choices from this colourway
The last two items could be free rein in my four colours and one 'print' (actually a textured tweed) depending on what else I want at that stage, could be brown skirt and teal skirt to make two core 4s, it could be a teal dress, or another brown top or a skirt in the tweed if there was enough left over.
I just finished a burgundy top which could go in at number 8. I don't want Burgundy as a neutral as I already have loads of burgundy pieces, so I'm treating it as an accent here.
The tweed cardigan jacket is going to be my print/multiple colours item, so I fancy making that between now and December 26th.
I don't want to use a purchased piece if I can avoid it, but I'll reserve the option!
I need to make a trouser pattern fit me well. So I can spend some time on test garments before sewing starts. I know exactly the style I want to make so that should be just fitting work. Once it fits I plan on sewing a brown one and a teal one (and maybe more but let's not get too excited).
I plan mostly simple knit tops and knit cardigan jackets. I'll sew by colour as I like to work like that.
I will share as I go.