Saturday, April 30, 2016

2016 SWAP Wardrobe DONE!

...with about 7 hours to spare...lol.

All eleven garments have been completely constructed since 1/1/16;  all but 1 of them have been completed since 4/14/16.  That was the day I almost threw in the towel, since I didn't have much accomplished from my original centered-around-a-denim-jacket plan.

But I had a flash of insight about the original SWAP goal...sew a quick wardrobe of useful coordinates from Tried-N-True patterns.  So I reworked the plan for Quick, Proven and Useful.

Actually, it's all stuff that I've been meaning to make, in one way or another, for quite some time.   The Style Arc dress was a venture into the unknown, but the purple challis had been earmarked for a dress; I just couldn't decide on the pattern. Since I was in the safe zone...I'd finished 10 garments...I decided to have some fun with the last one.

But here are some preliminary photos:


Pack A - Black:  McCall's 6844 Cardigan, from very nice RPL double knit; Jalie 2682 V-neck top from a rayon/lycra blend fairly beefy knit; Loes Hinse Oxford Pants (modified w/ fly zip from her Europeans) from a gray/taupe pinstripe tropical wool.

Pack B - Gray - New Look 6272 drape front jacket, modified for single-layer front, from gray wool crepe I won in a blog giveaway from Rhonda Buss about 3 year ago;  Loes Hinse Oxford pants, modified for a boot cut line, from stretch RPL woven suiting; cream stripe on gray, and a dark gray modal/lycra Jalie 2566 T.  I wanted a lighter shade of gray, but all the silvery gray knits I had looked purpley against the gray of the pants and the jacket, so I went with charcoal.


 Wild Card Pack - Pamela's Patterns Cool Cardigans Drape Front jacket in 4-way stretch rayon jersey, heathery gray, Vogue 8669 cowl neck shell (modified for a faced cowl) from rayon/lycra cream rib knit;  Sewing Workshop Helix Pant from a beefy black denim-look ponte knit.

Combo pack:  Louise Cuttings Easy, Ageless Cool campshirt in rayon challis and, as the sole pop of color in the wardrobe, just for fun, Style Arc's Toni Designer dress, also in rayon challis.




The pop of color could've been about anything; and, in all honesty, it WILL be ...I will wear the gray and black duds for choir until they fall apart (the drape front Pamela's Pattern is actually replacing TWO gray knit cardis that have holes in them...).  The camp shirt can also go over tank tops and t's for a top layer.

(note: all 11 garments are in the picture above and again in the picture below)

I'll have to do some better styling for the actual contest submission photos...although I'm not terribly good at styling...but at least you can see how it will work!

And...how ironic...May's choir colors are coral, navy and tan. No black or gray this month!

10 comments:

  1. Some really great pieces here. I especially like the cream cowl neck top and the shorter gray drape front cardigan. well done!

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    1. Oh, thanks! I was surprised at how elegant the rib knit looked in that cowl top...but it's really stretchy; here's hoping it doesn't lose its shape over time...

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  2. Way to go! It's pretty awesome that you not only made that MANY garments but that you finished them!

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  3. Looking great! It is going to be fun once the photos start showing up in the gallery.

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    1. I've seen a few photos here and there...it will be good to see them all in one place! And I know there are others who have finished that I haven't seen. It's always cool to see how folks execute the plan!

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  4. Lisa - these are wonderful work pieces! They will mix and match and work with other pieces in your wardrobe. Congratulations on finishing and I'm sure your finished pictures will be wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I feel ridiculously proud of myself for finishing...and even prouder that I got a bunch of stuff off of my 'round tuit' list...lol

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  5. You have really entered the true spirit of SWAP with this collection. I think everything would go with everything if you wanted, but mainly these items will extend your wardrobe beautifully. I am so looking forward to seeing them modelled on AS in the next week or two. Good luck!

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    1. Thanks, Kate! It reminded me that I can sew fast when I put my mind to it...

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