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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall 2009 SWAP

Pattern Review's SWAP contest runs September - November, so I'm excited to work the fall sewing I had planned into the contest.  Joining a sewalong or contest always keeps me motivated to get things done instead of jumping from one project to the next.

Here's my plan, kind of:

You can see I don't have a lot of patterns picked out yet.  I do have my fabrics, though, for the most part.  The whole thing centers around the jacket, which I'll make first and hopefully enter in the September jacket contest.  I've been pining over this jacket for a while.

In addition to the jacket, there are 5 tops, all knits, since I end up wearing those much more than woven tops.  Then, there are 4 bottom.  I'm not all sold on my bottoms fabrics, yet.  I think I have enough denim for pants (trouser-style... I'm not ready to sew real jeans yet) and a skirt.  I also have enough khaki.  That would make for a boring SWAP bottom collection, though, so I threw in the embroidered corduroy for fun.  I'm not sure of a good skirt pattern for that, though.  Simple A-line?

Cutting and sewing can start tomorrow, so I'm going to trace my jacket pattern and add seam allowances tonight after the boys are in bed.


Rachel said...

I am looking forward to seeing your wardrobe. You have some great patterns picked out and some gorgeous fabrics.

Cennetta said...

Nice plans. Great colors and the marfy blouse is too cute.

Uta said...

I just had to note the German flag colors on the left, lol! I love the jacket fabric; looking forward to the finished SWAP (and with two little ones - oh my!).