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Started by indigotiger, October 07, 2019, 04:10:30 pm
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Quoteis there an actual date that the rules are posted? Or just sometime between now and December?
QuoteI remember the first SWAP I tried which was basically 4 bottoms, 6 tops that went with all the bottoms, and a jacket that went with everything.
Quote from: Sew Ruthie Sews on October 11, 2019, 12:51:27 amLisa's made it even harder! The original SWAP was only 11 pieces (not 13) but they were specific
Quote from: indigotiger on October 14, 2019, 02:55:49 pmSusan commented:Quote from: undefinedI remember the first SWAP I tried which was basically 4 bottoms, 6 tops that went with all the bottoms, and a jacket that went with everything.just for fun I went back and looked at my own earliest SWAP, from 2005, which also met those critera:I remember how much I struggled to get the "jean jacket" pattern to fit me. It took five toiles to make the pattern alterations to get the shoulders and armscye shapes to match the disparity between my very narrow shoulder width and my far too bodacious bosom! That aside, the wardrobe I made that year was one where every single top could be worn with any of the four bottoms, and the jean jacket could be worn over any of them. My goal that year was to make a casual transition season wardrobe, and it was very successful. All those pieces were worn frequently until they were too worn out to be mended, which took a few years
Quote from: undefinedI remember the first SWAP I tried which was basically 4 bottoms, 6 tops that went with all the bottoms, and a jacket that went with everything.
Quote from: Grasshopper on October 15, 2019, 08:40:09 am...I actually really like the idea of doing a SWAP where every top goes with every bottom. This is always in the back of my mind, but it seldom happens in real life. ...
Quote from: Joyce P on October 15, 2019, 05:04:10 pmNote, too, that part of the discipline involved regards fabric purchasing! If you want to make your SWAP garments 'from stash' the Everything with Everything approach could be difficult.That said, it's an attractive concept. I'm just not sure of my discipline level
QuoteI really do enjoy the planning -- perhaps more than the making, or at least the fitting.
Quote from: indigotiger on October 14, 2019, 10:31:19 pmNoum - As far as allowing "accessories", while there is no reason to not use accessories when photographing for SWAP, the focus of Sewing With A Plan has always been on garments, as they are the basic building blocks of a wardrobe (the "cake" as it were, for which the accessories are the "frosting"). Also, as someone who personally sews a number of my own accessories such as hats and bags, I also know that accessories are a lot faster to make than garments, and require significantly less in the way of "fitting".
QuoteNeed to remind myself SWAP doesn't start for over 2 months. (and even when it does its not a very realistic plan, even for me) ... This is not helping my current sewing queue
Quote from: indigotiger on October 21, 2019, 09:41:11 pmMy suggestion, if you like and enjoy the red and black jacket, would be to at the very least plan a 6PAC around it, and then if you feel like taking it further, it may be possible to drop some of that sewing into SWAP...
Quote from: Grasshopper on October 24, 2019, 03:39:09 pmSkirts and dresses won't likely be the best options
Quote from: Lisanne on October 25, 2019, 02:09:55 amI can remember visiting factories in the 60s, walking up and down the sort of metal staircases and walkways which have many holes in them, in the days before it was acceptable for women to wear pants, and pantyhose hadn't yet been invented either. . . (the working women could wear overalls, but not senior women !)
Quote from: stephaniecan on October 28, 2019, 11:13:49 amAhh..indigotiger will make a wonderful co-ordinator!I think I am going to sit SWAP out this year as am trying to reinvigorate my sewing with some special projects. I think I'll have a higher probability of success if I don't try to mash my desires into the rules. I will be cheering everyone on from the sidelines though!
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