On the Artisan's Square Stitchers Guild Forum you can join in this just for fun competition. You have this week to prepare, then next week to sew any four coordinating garments. I am seeing this as a prelude to the SWAP on Pattern Review which starts in September (11 garments). My aim is to make a casual collection to wear with a green jacket I bought last year.
Tartan Cotton: Shirt BWOF1/2008 107
Navy Cotton Velvet: simple above knee A line Skirt from Sew U book (no pics as from book)
Charcoal 100% wool flannel: A line skirt with front inverted pleat and front pockets adapted from Sew U pattern
Red Stripe Jersey: boat neck top from Sew U stretch book
My target is to complete my preparation by Friday. I have even made myself a to-do list!
- Boat neck top: cut out, iron seam tape to neck edge
- Shirt: cut out, interface collar and cuffs
- Blue skirt: redraft pattern so it fits, cut out, interface waist-facing
- Grey Skirt: cut out, interface waist-facing.
Initially, I wasn't sure about separating the preparation from the sewing, as opposed to making each garment in turn. I have to say though, it has helped to ensure my plans are finalised before I plunge in. I think one of the mistakes I make with the 11 garment SWAP is that I was a little vague on a few of my garments before I began, I then made some rushed choices which didn't really work. Hopefully, this one will turn out better.