S.W.A.P. - Summer 2007

3:30 PM

I've decided to participate in my very first S.W.A.P. (sewing with a plan), hosted by Pattern Review.com.

Sew a wardrobe.

The object is to make items that can be interchanged with each other. Once this is complete, you will be able to quickly grab something to wear from your closet. Reach in and grab a top, a bottom, and a jacket and you know they go without even looking! You know how you go into a department store (especially in the Bridge line areas) and see all of the collection pieces together, how they tell a story? Well, this is what S.W.A.P. pieces should look like.

11 garments
13 weeks (May 1st - July 31st)

6 tops
4 bottoms
1 jacket

All tops must work with all bottoms so you won’t have to look when you get dressed. Jacket must work with all outfits.

Dresses: Since they are so popular this year, there are options if you want dresses in your S.W.A.P.:

Dress option #1:
5 tops, 4 bottoms, 1 dress, 1 jacket

Dress option #2:
5 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 dresses, 1 jacket

Dress option #3:
4 tops, 3 bottoms, 3 dresses, 1 jacket

For the next day or so, I'm going to think about what pieces, colors and fabric I'll be working with. I know I'm definitely going for one of the dress options. When I decide on the patterns, I'll post updates.

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