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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

SWAP 2010 is here

Here is a shortened version of the rules, to join go and register at Stitcher's Guild - the rules in full are there at http://artisanssquare.com/sg/index.php/topic,8747.0.html
SWAP 2010 Official Rules

No purchase necessary anywhere; this contest is open to anyone with a needle and thread, regardless of budget or availability of items.
This year, to accommodate the many different clothing needs of our members, we have three SWAP formats to choose from. Certainly you may make more than one if you have time, but if you do each finished SWAP must fit one of the three formats.

They are:

Option #1:
6 tops - t-shirts, shirts, blouses, or camisoles
4 bottoms - jeans, pants, shorts, skirts or kilts.
1 your choice (not an accessory)

Option #2:
2 dresses -single pieces consisting of top and bottom that can be worn alone.
6 tops - t-shirts, shirts, blouses, or camisoles
2 bottoms - jeans, pants, shorts, skirts or kilts.
1 your choice (not an accessory)

Option #3:
5 dresses -single pieces consisting of top and bottom that can be worn alone.
4 tops - t-shirts, shirts, blouses, or camisoles
1 bottom - jeans, pants, shorts, skirt or kilt.
1 your choice (not an accessory)

2 garments may be purchased or previously sewn.
1 may be knitted or crocheted.

1 will be a matched print or stripe.
1 will feature embroidery, beads or sashiko
1 will have buttons as the star feature OR use unusual or alternative closure(s).

This year's emphasis is going to be on making a wardrobe that fits your needs, and showcasing your sewing and embellishing skills.

Sewing will begin December 26th, and all garments must be finished by April 30th, 2010. Because this is a shorter time frame, pattern fitting and cutting may be done whenever you're ready.


2 comments:

Jenni said...

Oooh, so exciting. I already printed off the rules ready to plot and plan and rifle the stash. Though I must admit I am disapppointed at first glance as yet again it appears that layering pieces will be difficult to work into the rules.
Looking forward to seeing what you plan to do.

RuthieK said...

Jenni, I am with you on that, layering pieces are key for me, I wear at least one and often more every day, and a wardrobe with jacket, waistcoat, cardigan and coat would definitely be useful, but those are the rules and we play along with them. Jackets are hard to do though, so by leaving that out beginner sewers can join in more.