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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Medea - May 15, 2019, 06:08:22 am
Quote from: Morzel on May 13, 2019, 11:38:18 pmSo, how do the SWAP pieces work out for you this year? Wearing them?

I think this year's SWAP wardrobe is my all time favorite. But it is really a wardrobe for a hot summer and I've been in Sweden for a couple of weeks and now when back in Provence we have unusually cold weather. But I hope it will turn to warmer weather soon and then I'm prepared.

Until then I sew some more tops and I dream of a summer coat, maybe a trench style. I found this lovely pattern today and maybe I'll sew it.

It's Ulysses Trench from Victory Patterns.
 
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 15, 2019, 05:20:26 am
I'm wearing my ink trousers with a purchased blouse and have to say they are super comfortable.
There are from bengaline fabric which is very comfortable to wear and resists crumples.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by luz clara - May 14, 2019, 11:07:31 pm
A couple of my SWAP garments are already favorites - the Issey Miyake tunic in coral wool/linen blend is perfect! Perfect color, perfect weight, and so soft and comfortable. Today I wore it over my purple Style Arc Lani tunic. It was a glowing outfit! Last night I decided to make some changes to the two tank tops I sewed for SWAP - make the necklines a bit lower and the armholes a bit bigger. It might be Fall here (Sept or Oct) til I wear my purple and coral jacket. Things are warming up. I love the purple bolero-sweater and will wear it in the mornings when it's still cool. And  I'm still auditioning the other garments. Some of them will be summer clothes. Some will be fall or all year clothes. I am still in love with the colors and the ways they go together. And I'm plotting a couple of summer dresses that won't match any of my SWAP pieces! Luz Clara
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SWAP 2019 / SWAP 2019 Voting
Last post by mudcat - May 14, 2019, 10:18:25 pm
Please take a look through each of the SWAP 2019 galleries located here:
http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php?action=gallery;cat=34

Submit three votes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place by sending a private message to the user account SWAP_Votes.  The account is shared by the admins so they'll be able to count the votes and inform us of the winner. 

To be eligible to vote you must be currently (as of the time of this post) registered on SG and have the ability to send a private message.

Voting can begin as of now and will end at midnight Arizona time (MST) on Sunday 26May.

As a reminder there is a $25 gift certificate to an online fabric store of the winners choice* donated by me.

*the chosen store must allow me to purchase a gift certificate online

If anyone has questions let me know.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by warpjr1965 - May 14, 2019, 07:51:48 pm
Thanks Morzel for starting a post-SWAP assessment!

I said this last year, and I'll say it again this year: this is the most cohesive collection I have put forward yet.  Here are the garments I have worn the most:

1. Jalie eleonores: I love these pants!  Have been worn many times already to work.
2. burda crop trousers: I love these too!  Will make another pair soon.
3. All the blue shirts: versatile for work or weekend.
4. Pink ponte skirt: Worn for Mother's day, super comfy.
5. Ivory knit sweater: also worn for Mother's day.

I have plenty of pink and blue left, and some Ivory, so I am basically planning a SWAP extension for the summer, with the main piece to be the jacket I hoped to complete for SWAP.
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Lisanne - May 14, 2019, 05:35:08 pm
How marvellous that there are so many entries this year   :thumbsup:
but it is going to be difficult to vote  ;D
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by indigotiger - May 14, 2019, 02:45:39 pm
QuoteSo, how do the SWAP pieces work out for you this year? Wearing them? Are those of you who did not finish end of april still sewing? And content with what you sewed up to then?
Although I didn't finish in time for actual entry into SWAP competition, the seven garments I did complete have proven to be wonderfully versatile, and all have been worn multiple times already.
1. brown corduroy pinafore - can be worn with all my blouses and most of my knit tops
2. indigo pinstripe dress - can be worn on its own or under any of my pinafores
3. brown/cream mushroom print shirt - can be worn under any of my pinafores
4. brown chambray linen blouse - can be worn under any of my pinafores
5. indigo/multicolor floral print blouse - can be worn under any of my pinafores
6. taupe/multicolor feather print knit top - can be worn under any of my pinafores
7. handknit lopi cardigan (dark/light blue) - fills the niche of midrange outer layer in blue/indigo

(I finished this one after SWAP ended, but it is definitely going to be so useful for cooler weather)
8. handknit lopi cropped pullover - The color of this is a sort of multicolor overlay on black, basically dark, with shades of teal and various other subtle colors. It reminds me of the sort of "oil-slick" colors sometimes seen on glass. It will look best with the clothing I have that has turquoise/teal as an accent, or as itself an accent garment if I am wearing all black.

I've been really focused on some major work projects ever since I returned from my trip to see my Aged Parents, but once work slows down I will be back to completing some summer dresses for myself, including the popover in marbled indigo rayon that was going to be part of this years SWAP
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Melinda_B - May 14, 2019, 05:49:46 am
Quote from: Morzel on May 13, 2019, 11:38:18 pmSo, how do the SWAP pieces work out for you this year? Wearing them? Are those of you who did not finish end of april still sewing? And content with what you sewed up to then? How about those who dropped out because of medical issues (angelsweb, Melinda, bobbingbeth), how are you doing? 

I currently have my mother staying with us for ten days.  She lives on the other side of the country, so we usually only see each other for a few days at Christmas time.   ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D   

My legs are healing well, and I'm on a graduated return to running program - which I've already managed to overdo and wear myself out.  No injuries, just a very tired body.  I underestimated how much fitness I had lost.

Winter has just started to bite here, so most of my SWAP plans are unsuitable for the cold (relative cold, it only gets to about 5°C here at it's coldest).  I'm currently in need of bottoms to wear to work, and trying not to wear trousers.  When mum leaves next week I have plans to spend the following couple of weeks restocking my work wardrobe, and probably some active wear - Jalie is releasing new patterns in the next few days.

Thanks for asking Morzel!  :heart:
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by stephaniecan - May 14, 2019, 05:12:27 am
As always, your questions are really thoughtful, Morzel. I hope the others who dropped out because of life or health interferences are doing well.

I am also thinking of my next collection! I have a couple of ideas already.

I can't wear my garments yet as we are having an unseasonably cool spring in Florence. I have been sticking to jeans and shirts and pullovers, which is OK.

I always sew for mixed uses, so all of my garments will find a place in the rotation of my wardrobe. The red dress has already been worn to concerts and dinner. The red jacket I really made to jazz up a few outfits. I love it with jeans or casual pants when I want to feel bright and cheerful. The silk blouses I made for a combination of work and casual wear in summer as it gets very hot and humid and so the kimono sleeves make the tops airy. They can be worn to work with a jacket to protect from air con. The skirts and casual grey capris I can see being worn either dressed up or with striped tees and ballet flats when cruising around the city doing errands. Lots of options.

For next year I want to make a coat or trench and have a wonderful idea for a series of other linked garments! Fun!
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SWAP 2019 / Re: SWAP 2019 - Discussion
Last post by Morzel - May 13, 2019, 11:38:18 pm
So, how do the SWAP pieces work out for you this year? Wearing them? Are those of you who did not finish end of april still sewing? And content with what you sewed up to then? How about those who dropped out because of medical issues (angelsweb, Melinda, bobbingbeth), how are you doing?
 
In my head I am working on my next collection, for summer vacation. We will be in the Alps, I need hiking pants. And a rain jacket.
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