My company left on Saturday morning, so I've had some time to get my swap plan together and to actually almost finish the first piece. Here are my fabric choices.
The brown/black heavy ottoman knit (top of photo) will be made up into a pair of TNT stretch Burda WOF (4/2002, 132) straight slacks with elastic waist.
The lighter brown plaid tropical wool (a great Zegna fabric) is (almost) a Cutting Lines Design To the Point unlined coat. All I have left to do on it is the topstitching.
The burgundy/brown floral knit jersey will become both a Christine Jonson Basewear One sleeveless turtleneck (TNT) and a CJ shirred top.
The bright plaid silk chiffon will be some sort of loose-fitting top (haven't found a pattern yet), and if there's enough fabric left, an accessory scarf.
The feather and checked heavy drapey rayon will be a cardigan-like top, probably a Sewing Workshop Haiku Two jacket, which I've made once before..
And the octogon woven upholstery fabric will be an Amy Butler Sophia carry-all bag (an extra, but I hope I get it done).
I shopped my stash for this swap, and I hope it's not too dark and heavy on the browns. But I haven't worn much brown for the past few years, and I think it's time for me to add it to my wardrobe. I also have a Nikko jacket (SW) that I made in August that will go with this swap; it's in a light brown and cream drapey rayon fabric, and I used some of Laura Nicholson's mannikin ribbon on it. I'll have to post that one on the finished projects thread (now that I've learned how to upload photos!).
Please let me know what you think...I value your input so much. And sorry about the big photos, I'm trying to figure out how to size them down!