QuoteI think I will always belong in the Slow Sewing SWAP category - which is just okydoky with me.... most years, that is me as well. While most all of my sewing is sewn-with-a-plan, I have only occasionally managed to complete a SWAP in the allotted time frame. For me it is more important that my clothing please me, suit my style, and integrate with my already existing garments than that I make a certain number of clothes in a particular time frame. And along the way over the years, I've learned more about what I actually wear, as opposed to what fits a SWAP requirement but stays in the closet or dresser drawers (multiple tee shirts I am looking at you, well actually not, since they never were worn and ended up in the giveaway pile) But, like CCL,
Quotewhat I enjoy the most is the camaraderie of having a bunch of sewing friends on a similar journey with whom I get to chatter and think about patterns, techniques and fabric.
Quote...inspired by today's (Oct 11) Vivienne Files.I follow that blog, because although I don't wear the styles that Janice shows, her ability to find inspiration in a variety of ways, create beautiful and uncommon color schemes, and put together extremely wearable wardrobe capsules is brilliant and worth emulating. I noticed, as well, that the post today would be a good example of a theoretical SWAP, since it has eleven garments! For anyone seeking SWAP ideas, spending some time wandering around "The Vivienne Files" blog would be a valuable excursion
QuoteStage One - make 11 garments. These are: 2 pairs of pants; 2 skirts, one in a solid colour, one in a print or check; 2 simple tops, one solid, one in the above print; 4 tops, in colours which coordinate with the solids; 1 simple cardigan jacket in a solid colour.