Friday, 2 November 2012

Planning for SWAP 2013

Thanks to DragonLady who just some minutes ago published rules for SWAP 2013. She gave us a hint that this years SWAP maybe could contain 5+5+1 items and thats what it is.

Each collection is either 3 tops and two bottoms, or 2 tops, 1 bottom, and 1 dress, which all form a cohesive group.  The 11th garment should be a jacket or other piece that coordinates with both collections, both in style and color.
These collections can be for different occasions, or in different colorways, or simply reflect two very different styles or images.  
There will be no requirement this year to use a particular fabric or pattern choice, no fussy print matching or need to master any new skill.  
Sewing will begin December 26th, and all garments must be finished by April 30th, 2012.  Muslins, pattern fitting and cutting may be started whenever you are ready. 
One garment may be sewn before the official sewing start date, and one may be purchased or previously sewn. 

Monday, 15 October 2012

Colors for Paris

I love planning and sometimes I even get something done. Like now. This weekend I have got a lot of sewing done and I'm really happy about it.
I read about Fashion Mixology at A Beautiful Mess and thought that will be nice to see if I could manage, and I could.
What I have sewn is this:
- A loveley flowery wrap dress with green and pink in it. Pattern from Ottobre 2/07
- A armless lightblue dress with small flowers. My own pattern.
- A darker green dress with collar and wider skirt. My own pattern.

Then I have a green linen cardigan which I got as a gift from a friend and in the same color a linen dress.
I also bring a cardigan i dark salmon which I have knitted myself. You also see a pink tanktop under my wrapdress in one picture.
Next is cutting and sewing a pen skirt in dark jeans fabric with some stretch. Maybe I have to put in another tanktop but I love the idea of mixing and matching for our visit in Paris next week.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Time to... something

posted from Bloggeroid

Friday, 9 March 2012

Sewing again

I have not been sewing all the things I wanted. But now I'm on my way again. I will soon show some finished items.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Storyboard for SWAP 2012

Here is my first storyboard for SWAP 2012 and it's made after lots of thinking. I have scanned those fabrics I want to use and put them together with pics from pattern sources. 
Here is my list:
1x Button Down Shirt w/Collar; Creamy cotton          
2x Blouses or shirt   (collar is optional) White cotton with embroidery and creamy silk            
2x Overshirt  /Tunic; light pink linen and cream white jersey
2x Dresses; Green linen and patterned vintage fabric in green, yellow and beige
1x Trousers, cropped for summer; light beige checked stretch cotton blend
2x Skirts; Brown light tweed and mossgreen suit fabric                
1x Coat (suit); Brown light tweed

Maybe I will change pattern or fabric for some objects but it will something like this.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

First week finished

 Here is my first seven Dressember dresses.
Today I wore my last finished object. This is one of my 6 for winter, even if it's a summer dress.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Dress me up

As I've said before, I don't own so many dresses. But I can sew so what's the problem?
This dress was a summer sewing project. But when it was finished I didn't like it and have never wore it before.
This day's note for myself is that this one can be used and maybe liked.