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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2018, 10:13:06 AM »
There's a update on the rules thread re the wildcards.
Wildcards still need to be part of the original neutrals or 1-5 color/print pieces.  There is nothing to preclude you from using the same fabric in more than one garment.
The only benefit of the wildcard is that it doesn't have to work with the core in terms of outfits.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2018, 10:14:18 AM »
I'm going to concentrate on the teal coat for now, and hopefully the other stuff will become clearer later.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2018, 01:28:39 PM »
Thanks, Ruthie. Good to know now. I need to do a rethink. Good luck with your teal coat. I have a colleague who wears a teal coat. I always admire it as it is a nice punch of colour among all of the neutral coats (black, grey, navy) running around out there.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2018, 02:32:49 PM »
Alison, I think you are just right to shorten the cardigan. It looks much better that way!
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2018, 10:17:39 PM »
Have to say its a lot of neutral for me, so I might decide to nominate teal as a neutral again to make the plan work for me.
I am the designer after all!

I have pinkish skin/lips/cheeks and tealish eyes so find I always need to wear some colour or else I look rather bland.

here is an early set of thoughts on a collection but it doesn't meet the rules as has too many colour/print items

black cardigan - neutral 1 black
black wide leg trousers - neutral 1 black
brown boiled wool jacket - neutral 2 dark brown
brown trousers - neutral 2 dark brown

pink and black print top - colour/print item
plain pink top - colour/print item
black and brown leaf print jacket - print but neutrals, so still colour/print item
teal knit top - colour/print item
aqua knit top - colour/print item

teal wool coat - a wildcard but also colour/print item
animal print knit dress - another wildcard and also colour/print item

I am planning more teal in my winter 6PAC so maybe that could be how I could have more colour
maybe the leaf jacket could be classed as a textured brown jacket
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2018, 11:03:39 PM »
 :(  Looks like I'll be cheering you on form the sidelines.  I don't need another 6 neutrals and I promised myself I wouldn't sew anything just to make up the numbers.  Much more excited about the colours and prints that are sitting on my sewing bench at the moment  ;D

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2018, 11:15:23 PM »
:(  Looks like I'll be cheering you on form the sidelines.  I don't need another 6 neutrals and I promised myself I wouldn't sew anything just to make up the numbers.  Much more excited about the colours and prints that are sitting on my sewing bench at the moment  ;D

I probably won't be doing SWAP this year either - just too many tasks on my plate - and I still haven't declared myself finished with last year's SWAP  :))

But I do want to do a Winter 6 Pac and sew up some the reds and whites in my fabric collection.  Come join us, TreeFrog, I think Sizun, Ruthie and IndigoTiger are attempting a Winter 6Pac ago as well.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #77 on: November 09, 2018, 05:13:44 AM »
CCL: I'm just now finishing up some of last year's SWAP items! :) But I'm really going to simplify this year...

Ruthie: I had a very similar plan in mind before the clarification today, i.e. I have too few neutrals in my plan as well. I am wondering if mudcat really meant that we would have to have six neutrals or if she meant that the wild cards would have to use one of the fabrics or colours among the 1-5 or the neutrals. I'm overthinking this now..

Oh well, back to planning, which I do enjoy!

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #78 on: November 09, 2018, 06:41:48 AM »
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Wildcards still need to be part of the original {2}neutrals or {the}1-5 accent color and or/print pieces.  There is nothing to preclude {or require} you using the same fabric in more than one garment.
I edited the quote for clarity, hopefully not too presumptuous...

So to me, it looks like we get up to five garments that are either an accent color, or a print and/or more than one color fabric. The other six garments need to be made from your two "neutral" colors. (Neutral doesn't necessarily mean what we normally call neutral ie grey, beige etc, but the two base colors you choose for your SWAP collection. One could decide, for example, to use red and teal as neutrals) The neutral garments can be in varying shades or textures of fabric.  The wildcards are included in either the "up to five" accent pieces, or the "six neutrals"
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #79 on: November 09, 2018, 09:35:19 AM »
Isn't it interesting how different we all are   :heart_smilie:
I wear neutral textures, so it's finding the one accent/print that I would have difficulty with !

Sympathies with those of you who love prints.
Can you get round the problem by using monochromatic prints and calling them textures    :D
and those can be in accent colours, they haven't got to be in neutrals. . .

Or use only 5 print fabrics, but make more than one garment out of each. . .
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #80 on: November 09, 2018, 10:33:06 AM »
Ruthie, I’m in the same boat - too many neutral pieces so I may need to declare red to be one of my neutrals. That way, I can easily have six red pieces and fill out the rest with black and gray.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2018, 01:50:11 PM »
indigotiger: I agree that from the way it is written, that would seem to be the correct interpretation. I just had the impression early on that the intention might be somewhat more flexible. Maybe I'm just dreaming! It is certainly possible, however, to choose a punchier neutral if one wants. :)


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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2018, 08:24:55 AM »
One could decide, for example, to use red and teal as neutrals

Early on in the devising of 6PACs, 'neutrals' caused such problems for some people, we decided a 'neutral' is anything you would wear pants in.  So for some people shocking pink and chartreuse could be their neutrals.
The point of a neutral is that it goes with everything else in the group with minimum thought.  And for most people that means 'quiet' colours.  But if your 'colour personality' is not quiet your 'neutrals' needn't be.

So make a SWAP of shocking pink and chartreuse with purple as your accent, if that makes you happy.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #83 on: November 10, 2018, 09:02:55 AM »
There is a category of coloured neutrals I find quite useful like olive, aubergine, rust, forest green, slate blue etc maybe the darker teals are in this too as I would definitely wear trousers in some of these colours.
By being darker or greyed versions of a colour they read closer to a neutral which can be more versatile.

Last summer I wore linen trousers in teal (from SWAP) and red purchased ones.

Yesterday I pulled a few of my imagined fabrics from the cupboard and they were not quite what I had remembered. So I need to think a bit more about it.
I still want to do the teal wool coat so hope to start on that next week.
I guess that makes teal one of the colours! The coat will be one of my wildcards.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #84 on: November 10, 2018, 09:07:51 AM »
Here’s Imogen Lamport’s post on colour personality
https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2010/04/how-to-choose-colours-whats-your-colour-personality.html
(sadly these days annoyingly crowded with ads, scroll down for the main points)
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #85 on: November 10, 2018, 11:03:07 AM »
I’ve put an extended version of my personal SWAP thread on my blog, mainly about adding style elements to a basic pattern :
https://sewingplums.com/2018/11/10/my-sewing-style-is-one-pattern-many-looks/
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #86 on: November 10, 2018, 06:36:19 PM »
Lisanne: Thanks for your posts. Your blog post on basic pattern and customization is a great resource! I relate to being more ideas than action and currently desire to make some simple shapes, but suited to me.

I looked at the colour personality and I admit that I am puzzled as to where I fit. I tend to wear classic, natural, and also sometimes like a full-body bold colour look. Not sure what that means!

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #87 on: November 10, 2018, 08:05:00 PM »
Stephanie, i am sure you can find a way to make the collection work with the rules.

I started to think about what colours I would be happy to have a skirt, trousers, layer and top in and came up with
Brown - but did this a lot last year
Burgundy - done a lot this autumn
Olive green - not really in my inspiration, or maybe it is.
Navy and other blues - yes, so might be a good one.
Teal - yes and did not do as many teal pieces as planned
Grey - not the best for me and I don't enjoy wearing the grey pieces I already have
Black - not the best for me but would wear for work or choir though not super excited about a black top.

Would blue, black and teal work in a collection together?
I have to admit it's still not quite working for me....
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #88 on: November 10, 2018, 09:50:54 PM »
Ruthie... I like the direction that you are going with your ink and stone neutrals. I was thinking about maybe taupe to go with your ink blue and teal, but stone is sort of in the same family as taupe... (plus I can envision some of your formerly sewn burgundy, and brown, tops being possibly wearable with stone color trousers as well...)
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #89 on: November 11, 2018, 02:59:34 AM »
Ruthie: Thanks. I think that blue black and teal could definitely work. Sometimes you just need to wait until it feels right though, I know.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #90 on: November 11, 2018, 08:35:34 AM »
I feel happier with Ink Blue and Stone as my neutrals. In both cases I will interpret the colours as I wish, so the ink can be very concentrated blue black or watered down to something lighter and the stone can vary in depth and coloring to suit me.
Teal and Rose Pink then become the accents to be used in small doses, and I've abandoned the animal print as it doesn't fit with the inspiration or the colours.

In the fabric resources I have found
Ink blue stretch suiting - could be used for a simple suit as there is plenty
Ink blue Ikea throw - for a cardigan
Ink/beige knit - cardigan or knit top
Stone/taupe fabric which could be trousers
Other lighter stone fabrics which could be tees, plain, textured and striped.
One which is more an ivory sweater knit which could be a cardigan.

Teal wool for the coat
Teal knit for a top
Rose knit for a top

There are other fabrics also, lots more suiting stuff in the inks and a few more teals so even with a few wadders there's space for a collection to form.

I like the general direction this is going in now, but still will only sew the coat before Christmas and then build on that going forwards.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #91 on: November 11, 2018, 10:24:15 AM »
Those colours sound good for you Ruthie - you realise, since your cardigan from last year that you made from a throw,  I can’t pass throws in the shops without considering if any would make good cardigans  ;D. My husband was baffled at first but is resigned to it since I showed him the photo of your cardigan.



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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #92 on: November 13, 2018, 01:40:17 AM »
Alison's interpretation is correct and I believe I've clarified that on the official rule site but if not let me know.




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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #93 on: November 13, 2018, 01:04:05 PM »
I also enjoy looking at inspiration pieces... Eg. the egg picture (angelsweb) is really fun!
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2018, 04:55:53 AM »
Great inspiration picture, angelsweb. Fascinating, really. Pretty colours, too, grasshopper!

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2018, 10:16:32 AM »
Grasshopper, what a beautiful picture! Nice still-life.

Ruthie, those colours you chose are just up my alley. I am planning similar ones, with a darker blue and a darker grey... Beautiful quilt by your aunt!!

And as an aside, now that the cool weather started coming along, I enjoy wearing all those sweaters I made last year for my (unfinished) SWAP. So, even though I didn't get to the end, I am very happy about last years SWAP!
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2018, 11:36:23 PM »
Hello, all! Long time no post. :)

Not sure if I'll try try again this year ::) but I'm already enjoying reading about everyone's plans and ideas!

If I do join in, I'll probably just reuse last year's SWAP fabrics and plan, with slight modifications. I've actually lost a bunch of weight this year so I'll be needing a smaller sized wardrobe. :)

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2018, 11:54:48 PM »
Yay, Mary. Glad to see you again this year!

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #98 on: November 16, 2018, 06:05:37 AM »
Hi Mary, great to hear from you and well done on the weight loss  :applause2:



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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #99 on: November 16, 2018, 06:20:27 AM »
Hey there Mary... It would be lovely to have you join in, welcome back, I've missed your ideas and comments!
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #100 on: November 18, 2018, 02:18:29 PM »
Still very slowly thinking and planning. The wool blend in my individual thread will be my starting point.

IMG_3307 by wendyr, on Flickr

It will eventually become a poncho/wrap. I've pulled together a variety of fabrics from the stash and I think I have something relatively cohesive. I am going to use the purple wool:

IMG_1304 by wendyr, on Flickr

for CCL's dress challenge, but I think it can do double duty here as well.
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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #101 on: November 18, 2018, 02:23:19 PM »
Wendy, The mixture of the tweedy blend with the solid is great! I am also thinking that my dress for CCL's challenge could do double duty here, if I don't make anything else this month.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #102 on: Yesterday at 04:36:09 AM »
Indigotiger -  Your sketch looks fantastic.  I like the way you are going to use the direction of the pinstripes.  I'll be interested to hear how you plan ti use the duvet cover.

Grasshopper - I love you inspiration piece.  Such beautiful colours.

Stephanie - I'm in awe at your knitting skills to work in the different colours.  My initial interpretation on the core vs wildcard colours was the same as yours.  At the moment, I'm thinking of concentrating on the core set and possibly making a bra/pantie set for the wildcards.

Wendy - The wool fabric is gorgeous!

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #103 on: Yesterday at 09:18:13 AM »
Great dress - Indigotiger
To make it, are you adapting the pattern for the brown shirt ?
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

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Re: SWAP 2019 Pre-SWAP discussion
« Reply #104 on: Yesterday at 06:15:42 PM »
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...are you adapting the pattern for the brown shirt ?
My TNT pattern I used for the brown flannel shirt is rather more loosely fitted (being originally copied from a pyjama top), and the front of the bodice is cut on the straight, not on the bias... My TNT everyday dress pattern has a bias cut front, a low U neckline and has not yet ever been adapted for a button-front opening or a collar. Some fabrics look well cut on the bias, and others just look wierd. (For this SWAP, I need both options, as pinstripes or stripes look great on the diagonal, but the little horses or mushrooms on two of the prints I hope to use will just look peculiar)
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