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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 15, 2020, 07:16:10 am
@stephaniecan I'm sure you are spot on.
So either 1 or 2 things have to go with everything else.

I oscillate between wanting to wear my SWAP pieces and wanting to save them for the photos.
I have been wearing some of them from which I have learned
- I love the black bengaline trousers
- The animal print viscose (rayon) blouse was lovely but has shrunk a lot after 2 washes. I can still wear it but its not as comfortable. If it shrinks anymore I don't think it will be wearable.
- The red cardigan is too bright a red for me and although I wear it I don't love it.
- The black cardigan is great and washes and dries well.
- The tartan trousers are a lot of look and not that versatile, because tartan.
 
So I think another red cardigan is on the agenda (I do have more fabric!)
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - May 15, 2020, 06:37:26 am
As I had understood it, we can have one item that goes with everything else, or if we choose two items that have to co-ordinate with everything else in the collection, these two don't have to go with each other (e.g. it could be two jackets that can't be layered), but the two jackets would have to individually go with each of the other nine items in the collection (which don't necessarily all have to go together individually, e.g. there could be several dresses that of course would not be worn together).

Maybe I'm off the mark though! I'm currently trying to decide if I keep my coat as my go with everything item or if I sew a new jacket to do that (or use the sweater I am knitting). I want to put some summery clothes in the sewing pile but I am not sure how credible my coat will be as a go with shorts item. :) Maybe I will be forgive for this combination in that the current collection is a season-spanning one and also since I never need to leave the house anymore in fact I *could* wear shorts with a coat overtop in my liivng room. :)

@warpjr1965 Your overshirt has me fired up to get going, too! Good for yoU!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by warpjr1965 - May 15, 2020, 06:06:55 am
Mel, I am sure our trusty leader will chime in, but I believe we are basically sewing 2 groups of items: 9-10 separates that may, but do not have to coordinate, 1-2 items that MUST coordinate with everything else. I actually read that as implying they must also coordinate with each other, but Indigotiger please correct if I am wrong!

I got myself off my sorry duff the other day and sewed up the entirety of that blue shirt. It is really an overshirt, and I am in love with it. My family hates it but too bad!! I am actually going to wear it to work with 2 other SWAP items, and I will (finally) snap a picture and post it here.

This weekend I need to finish up the remaining already sewn items before I will allow myself to move on, There are 4: turtleneck sweater, dress, 2 shirts. If I get far enough along I may pause and start working on fitting and cutting one of the other dresses, but we'll see.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Melinda_B - May 15, 2020, 04:10:35 am
Quote from: Sew Ruthie Sews on May 13, 2020, 04:04:33 amIndigoTiger, you may have solved my dilemma by reminding me that only one item has to be able to be worn with everything,

I thought that two items had to go with everything else, except for each other?  IE: two skirts, or a skirt and pants for example, and they had to go with all of the other nine items?
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by stephaniecan - May 14, 2020, 07:39:02 pm
Wendy, indigotiger, Ruthie...I've wobbled, too. I may need to go back to my original plan in order to get something done. In that case at least my "go with everything" item would be almost done (coat). We'll see how I get on this weekend. Good luck everyone! !:)
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 13, 2020, 04:00:20 pm
I have done a new technique which is flat felled seams on the quilted coat.
I may still make up the silk which was the original inspiration - I think it would help tie everything together with a theme.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by warpjr1965 - May 13, 2020, 12:18:09 pm
Ruthie and Indigotiger, I am in the same boat. I was very productive this weekend, and have spiraled down into a slump again.  I have a blue top on the sewing table that I really could get done quickly, but my more interesting pieces have not even been cut yet. 6 weeks sounds like a long time, but I know it will go fast, and my go-with-everything piece is not done!  I may have to do a reworking.
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by indigotiger - May 13, 2020, 10:45:41 am
Ruthie - I think that your SWAP wardrobe as described would probably fit the rules:

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)
  (1 if you make 10 other pieces, 2 if you make 9)

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.

Quote- a long black coat that goes over everything
- various trousers, shirts and cardigans/jacket which can all make outfits and be worn under the coa
does meet the "distribution" rules, and you usually have a theme for each of your collections... my only question would be did you met the "new to you" technique requirement (remembering that it need not be something huge, but can also be perfecting something that you needed/wanted to get better results from
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 general discussi...
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 13, 2020, 04:04:33 am
IndigoTiger, you may have solved my dilemma by reminding me that only one item has to be able to be worn with everything, and I already made a quilted coat. It is quite roomy, so as long as things will fit under it and make outfits with one another, I may be good!
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SWAP 2020 / Re: SWAP 2020 - Official Rules
Last post by Sew Ruthie Sews - May 13, 2020, 03:56:23 am
Hi IndigoTiger, would it be within the rules to sew

- a long black coat that goes over everything
- various trousers, shirts and cardigans/jacket which can all make outfits and be worn under the coat

If so then my life just got a lot simpler!
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