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December 11, 2019, 02:08:32 pm


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SWAP 2020 / anna.wahnsinn's More Of The Sa...
Last post by anna.wahnsinn - December 08, 2019, 03:13:18 am
The RULES, KISS version:
Your Perfect Vision - SWAP 2020

11 pieces, in two groups:
    9 or 10 that may coordinate (be worn together) to form outfits
    1 or 2 that MUST coordinate (be able to be worn with all of the others)
    no required garments
    no required colors

SWAP sewing will begin December 26th, and all garments must be finished by April 30th, 2010. Pattern fitting and cutting may be done whenever you're ready.

You may include 1 garment you had already sewn prior to the rules announcement and 1 purchased ready-to-wear garment.

You must choose a theme for your collection to act as a focal point.

You must include, as part of making one (or more) garments, a technique that both stretches your skill set and is something you have been wanting to learn.
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by anna.wahnsinn - December 08, 2019, 03:04:45 am
I've loved looking at all of your SWAP threads, and even attempted the 2017 SWAP, but only got as far as sewing one pair of pants. This years' rules are just so perfect for me! As I am still wearing most of the clothes I had 2016/2017, especially the dresses and pants are starting to fall apart. So now I have an instant (if kind of fluid) plan to replace everything I love and need with pieces that are hopefully even more exactly what I want. New-to-me will be the serger that I bought around Easter this year... it is still in its box, waiting to be unpacked. I think I have all the fabric I need, have both a previously purchased and previously sewn item that will both work with everything else, and am already tweaking my initial plan in case I manage to make more than nine garments. I think I'm good for at least the sew-along version, but I'd love to actually finish the SWAP in time. For one thing I'll be making rather simple garments, but mostly I really need new clothes!
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by anna.wahnsinn - December 08, 2019, 02:55:43 am
Indigotiger, after reading your 2020 SWAP rules I believe you had a peek at my wardrobe and decided it was time for me to finally start sewing!
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - December 07, 2019, 07:09:15 pm
Beautiful work, @indigotiger, and fascinating process. Thanks for sharing!
Unfortunately its the body of the jacket. Its ok. I'll do what I can with the moto.
CCL's Pre-2020 SWAP Jacket Challenge / Re: The Guidelines, deadlines ...
Last post by CCL - December 07, 2019, 09:43:01 am
Jog my memory, Wendy - is the denim "trim" for the jacket or is it the main body?

I hear you about running out of time, how did it get to be the 7th of December already?
A clarifying question here, as I start to admit that I may not finish the pink jacket in time.
I cut the denim portion of DD's jacket on Oct. 6, and did not start sewing until after the deadline for this challenge. Could I possibly submit this? Other wise I will likely have to bow out.

SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by sharonspils - December 07, 2019, 02:54:43 am
Thank you so much Indigotiger, it was a stumper for me, so that is why I thought I would run it past you.
SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Lisanne - December 07, 2019, 02:26:54 am
More wondrous beauty Indigtiger, you give us great pleasure and inspiration   :heart:
SWAP 2020 / Re: Indigotiger's Misty Mornin...
Last post by indigotiger - December 07, 2019, 12:00:39 am
my long sleeve knit top is completed. I wanted to continue using up the leftover scraps from various other knit top projects. This top used grey cotton floral jersey, grey/white marled hemp, black/cream marled hemp, black/cream striped cotton rib, blue/grey striped hemp, and black cotton/lycra jersey.
I used some of my favorite Alabama Chanin style techniques of hand stitching, and reverse applique. One difficulty I had was that there wasn't quite enough of the grey floral cotton to cut out the whole of the front and back pieces, so I had to add extra piecing to the sides of the pattern pieces (which isn't really visible when I wear it) and do some rather tricksy sorting out around the neckline in how I overlapped the pieces. Normally I would cut out the whole front pieces, and then stitch on any decorative bits, and only then cut away any excess layers... in this case, I had to use the pattern pieces as a template to line up the collar layers atop the partial front panels, which was annoying, but the results were worth it.
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