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Lisanne's Leisurely Plan (comments in main discussion thread please)

Started by Lisanne, October 30, 2019, 05:31:28 am

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Lisanne

I would use the same inspiration photo as ever, as it continues to warm my heart.  It's an inspiration for both my colouring and my style.



My 'stretch' technique would be bias facing - however hard I try I can't get them to lay flat.  I can rant at length about tutorials on this.  I have not yet found a method that is fool proof for me.  Obviously I would have to spend November and December making samples  :D

Hmm - I can very easily follow an even simpler 'plan' than last year.  This is nearly the simplest possible interpretation of the rules.   Of course there can be many plans that are much more varied.

- Make one pair of elastic waist pants :
Hmm the ones I'm thinking of include slant pockets - as far as I remember I have never actually sewn a slant pocket, though I could write instructions for one in my sleep,  so I think as a 'stretch technique' that would be cheating somehow !

- Make 9 versions of the same layering top :
The wonders of using a TNT that fits.  I've been thinking of following Sonya Philip of 100 Acts patterns, and making a 100 from the same block :D  There is nothing in the rules that says I can't make 9 garments exactly the same and out of the same fabric. . .  though I have been thinking I would try a new technique and-or fabric type in each one, the SWAP rules don't actually require that  [rushes out to buy a 30 yard bolt - no, no, I must use stash].

- Add one RTW blouse.

Well at least if I did that I should get over my bias facing phobia.
Hmm - I have patch pocket phobia too.  I can't claim that as a new technique, though getting them to look good would certainly be a new achievement. . .  I'm planning to make some Advent calendars in the hope of getting past that one.  Hmm - 9 different styles of patch pocket for a SWAP entry. . .  Rebecca Page's pattern includes 7 different patch pockets, I'd have to add some pocket flaps and zips.
https://rebecca-page.com/product/patch-pocket-pattern/

As usual Indigotiger's lovely rules get me to think of 100s of different SWAP plans, and this is only the first hour after seeing the rules  :D 
I do find SWAP rules inspirational, but I have never completed the sewing stage !
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs

Lisanne

Imogen Lamport has a very interesting piece on whether you want a capsule, formula, or uniform for your clothing.
https://insideoutstyleblog.com/2019/10/wardrobe-capsules-outfit-formulas-and-uniforms-which-is-right-for-you.html

I'm a Uniform person, which is why I can devise such a simple SWAP plan, and why my lack of variety may have horrified many of you.  Basically I always wear my signature ruffled blouse + slim pants + lace-up shoes with an oversized (usually pullover) layer.

For interest over most of the year, all I need to do is vary the layer.
Does this bring you joy, calm, confidence  :D  if not, try something else.

https://sewingplums.com - comments on wardrobes, patterns, style, fit
https://uk.pinterest.com/sewingplums/ - style images
https://aimforquality.wordpress.com - good basic sewing techniques
https://easyjackets.wordpress.com - no need for tailoring, unless you want to
https://helpwithsewingpatterninstructions.wordpress.com/2017/03/01/first-blog-post/ - Peggy Sagers sew-alongs