No purchase neccesary anywhere; this contest is open to anyone with a needle and thread, regardless of budget or availability of items. Just jump in and join the fun.This is a new approach to the original SWAP (Sewing With A Plan) wardrobing contest where everything had to work with everything else, and frankly I need to digest it a bit.
Hurricane Sandy, site outtages and a fairly wide-spread sentiment among the members has convinced me to keep this year's rules simple and uncluttered.
We'll be following JenSA's suggestion to make two 4 or 5 piece collections, with a single other garment that can be worn with both capsules.
Each collection is either 3 tops and two bottoms, or 2 tops, 1 bottom, and 1 dress, which all form a cohesive group. The 11th garment should be a jacket or other piece that coordinates with both collections, both in style and color.
These collections can be for different occasions, or in different colorways, or simply reflect two very different styles or images.
There will be no requirement this year to use a particular fabric or pattern choice, no fussy print matching or need to master any new skill.
Sewing will begin December 26th, and all garments must be finished by April 30th, 2013. Muslins, pattern fitting and cutting may be started whenever you are ready.
One garment may be sewn before the official sewing start date, and one may be purchased or previously sewn.
I will almost definitely be sewing along, and if I finish in time will be entering. I'm not sure this is a good idea, but hey!!!!