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Saturday, 10 November 2018

SWAP 2019 Palette refinement

I've been thinking more about the SWAP palette based on the inspiration, what I've previously sewn (and therefore have plenty of) and what's available in the resources cupboard.

Colour Palette

Ink blue – Neutral 1

Stone – Neutral 2

Teal – Colour 1

Rose Pink – Colour 2

I should be able to have 6+ pieces in shades of ink blue and stone.
Plus 1-5 accent pieces in teal, rose pink and prints.

Ink Blue
- Ink Blue Trousers
- Ink Blue Jacket
- Ink Blue Skirt
- Ink Blue Cardigan

- Stone Cardigan
- Stone Knit Top
- Stone Trousers

- Teal Wool coat (wildcard)
- Teal Knit top

- Rose Knit top

- Ink and stone knit top

Monday, 5 November 2018

SWAP 2019 Inspiration Board

For SWAP 2019 the challenge is to base a collection around an original inspiration. I've chosen Joy's quilt, which in turn is based on a stained glass window in Gaudi's Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
I think I'm going to pull a dark blue and a dark brown as the base neutrals and then add teal, turquoises, pinks and reds as the pops of colour.
I'm going to include the teal wool coat but currently don't have any other fixed ideas for the rest of the collection. Maybe it will develop more organically over the next 2 months.

The quilt hangs on my living room wall, so I get to enjoy it every day, so there's time for that inspiration to sink in!

Sunday, 4 November 2018

Winter 6PAC / SWAKOP 2

So I decided that if I added a winter 6PAC to parts of the Charcoal wardrobe I had started earlier in the season I could get another SWAKOP before the extended deadline of December 10th.
So I decided to keep the refasioned circle print top, the charcoal and teal stripe trousers and jacket, and the ponte stripe cardigan and add the following:-

- Teal wool coat
- Teal cardigan
- Dark teal trousers
- Black trousers OR a skirt from the same stripe as the jacket and trousers
- 2 knit tops, which might be one teal, one turquoise or I might play with some teal and black fabrics (overdyed from black and white).
The pieces should mix and match quite well within the black/charcoal/teal/turquoise colourways.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Teal Wool Coat Plans

Last Dec and Jan I made plans for a teal wool coat. I was short of fabric and played about with mixing 2 wool fabrics. Eventually I decided on a layout I could get out of the yardage.

I made a test coat which wasn't far off, and then I stalled. I never posted that test coat on the blog but my stash shrinker shows it was completed on 18th Jan.

I'm planning on lining mine so will need to draft some lining pieces and modify construction to insert the lining.

Thursday, 1 November 2018


Aubergine drapey trousers finished (Burda Style 02/2010 #135)
Added the red faux leather culottes (Burda Style 02/2010 #135 with pockets omitted and length cropped)
And a previously made black ponte skirt
And the SWAKOP is done

Here's what it looks like a the Autumn 6PAC plus