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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - November 21, 2020, 11:01:19 am
Lovely to see so many people interested in participating.

I have had a bit of time going through my fabric cupboard and have found plenty which sort of goes together.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: Ruthie's Ready For Anythin...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - November 21, 2020, 10:40:33 am
I had a lovely time working on my plan without any consultation with the pattern or fabric that I have.

Then I went through to the fabric cupboard, which has lots of fabric so I'd quite like to use it. There (of course) the ideas on paper didn't quite match up to the reality of the available fabric.

My current colour theme is charcoal and coral pink with some black.
The key fabric for the scheme is some charcoal woven fabric with what seems like coral pink and off white variegated threads through it, I think this will be some sort of jacket.
Next I have a charcoal pinstripe that will be trousers.
Black ponte for a dress, black stretch woven for outdoor trousers and black super stretchy fabric for leggings.
Blush pink sweaterknit for a cardigan.
Grey and pink jersey for knit tops.
Coral and off white fabric for floaty blouses.
Grey fleece for a sweatshirt.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: Turquoise's All Seasons Al...
Last post by Turquoise - November 21, 2020, 10:15:59 am
I've gone through my previous makes with a fresh eye after looking at colours and have picked out some possible candidates to make up that part of a "half-monty" SWAP.  I can narrow them down later when I've made this years pieces.

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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by Turquoise - November 21, 2020, 10:07:30 am
Quote from: CCL on November 21, 2020, 08:13:10 amSo I have now made the planning part of SWAP probably the biggest part of the challenge!

I did smile when I read this @CCL .  I'm trying very hard not to complicate my SWAP but it's hard - there is always so much that I want to try, make, use from stash and never enough hours.  The planning is enjoyable too :)
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - Official Rules
Last post by CCL - November 21, 2020, 08:13:10 am
Lovely rules, Treefrog.  They are truly flexible, which, of course, requires me to do a whole lot more thinking about:  what I wear nowadays; why I wear what I wear; what gaps I have to fill; and what I want to make just for the sheer joy of making. 

I had already started last year reviewing my existing me-made wardrobe and separating out:
        ...what I truly love and often wear
        ...from what I truly love but don't often wear (because of ???)
        ...from what I truly loved "making" but don't love wearing
        ...from what I didn't enjoy that much making, but truly love wearing

Add in all those patterns in stash I am itching to try.

And also add into all that the seasonal changes, wanting to sew from stash and not purchase any new fabric and I have something of a crossword puzzle to determine what I want to make. 

So I have now made the planning part of SWAP probably the biggest part of the challenge!
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - Official Rules
Last post by sharonspils - November 20, 2020, 08:28:47 pm
Treefrog thank you for the very flexible rules.  I realise I need to sew to a plan more than ever, as I officially retired in August and now have the time but the focus is all over the place.

Now to plan as mine will be a trip away, probably the same SWAP as last year as our trip was postponed but so far we are all go for The Kimberley's in June next year and I am in great need of clothes for this very active trip.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by treefrog - November 20, 2020, 08:10:16 pm
I'm sitting here with a cuppa and catching up with everyone's plans.  It's so exciting. 


@indigotiger It is so lovely to hear from you. I managed to finish last year's SWAP but kinda fell off the board too.  For me sewing has also taken a back seat. I hope you can find your sewjo again and that it lifts your spirits a little. 

@mudcat and @warpjr1965 Endless combinations sounds perfect.  I'm looking forward to seeing your plans.

Happy planning everyone!


@stephaniecan Love your selection of fabrics.  I'm really looking forward to seeing the fancy dress.  That sound like so much fun.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by warpjr1965 - November 20, 2020, 04:28:01 pm
Loving everyone's ideas!!

I am dipping my toe in the water. I have some unfinished items and things that need to be altered, so I may start there, or I may start with a pair of pants, or maybe....

I will start somewhere! and I think I will do an endless chain type thing, along with Mudcat.  It will allow some creativity, and provide just enough structure. My aim is to sew as much as I can from stash, but I will likely need to make a few purchases too.
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SWAP 2021 / Re: SWAP 2021 - General Discus...
Last post by mudcat - November 20, 2020, 12:41:51 pm
Quote from: Turquoise on November 20, 2020, 01:15:45 am@mudcat Have you made the Style Arc Como cardi from a sweater knit before? - if so did you size down? I just made it from a sweater knit and it was way too big even bearing in mind it's supposed to be oversized. 

No I haven't made it yet.  I always buy the individual size 8 so I get the 6 and 10 so I will definitely measure things before making.  As rule I use 8 for knits and 10 for wovens after checking the finished measurements.  Sounds like I may need to use the 6 for this one.
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SWAP 2021 / indigotiger's "Got The (Boro) ...
Last post by indigotiger - November 20, 2020, 12:02:17 pm
well, I'm in! Not really sure yet what garments will make it, but at least some of them will be in the indigo-blue category. Probably going for a half-monty, (since I don't really need eleven new garments) and am wondering about adding in some coordinating non-garment accessories* just for fun.

More later on once I muck out my sewing space enough that I can get a chance to pull together some coordinating fabrics... I know that there is some black/blue textured weave linen that could become a loose jacket, and my beloved indigo tigers rayon for a popover dress (which turn out to work really well not only for summertime on their own, but as an intermediate layer between a turtleneck top and a pinafore

*I'm thinking things like a new winter hat, maybe a kitchen or work apron, an Alabama Chanin style bandana kerchief... maybe even a new pair of earrings...
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