in which our plucky heroine celebrates by unpackaging gifts and beginning the 2016 SWAP sewing challenge...
Sekrit Santa sent me some intricate and unusual embroidered trim all the way from Turkmenistan! Guess I'll be making some new garb (when my schedule has some slack later in 2016) to properly display it; it should look quite splendid on a new undergown to be worn with my Persian coat, which has many of the same colors in the stenciled patterning. I've been mulling over improving that set of garb, and hoping to find suitable fabrics as I continue decluttering my workroom. This new gift just adds another bit of incentive...
2016 SWAP sewing challenge. I've been enjoying the planning process, looking at both the contents of my closet and fabric stash, to choose what to sew in the next four months. The two garments I wear the most often in wintertime are dresses and long sleeve knit tops. Those are what is needed in my wardrobe currently. I know that some folks sew SWAP for the warmer weather we will have at the end of the challenge, but I really need clothing for now, not for late springtime. Hence a second revision: comprising five dresses, three pinafores, two knit tops and a rain capelet...
3 pieces color A - black
- DRESS - black/grey/blue striped cotton
- BOTTOM - black vertical pique pinafore*
- LAYER - dark grey plaid rain capelet
- DRESS - brown/turquoise shot cotton
- BOTTOM - brown pinafore, edgebound in black
- TOP - brown cotton knit turtleneck
- DRESS - black/brown chambray linen
- DRESS - indigo tonal stripe linen, trimmed with brown chambray linen & indigo lace
- DRESS - indigo pinstripe cotton
- BOTTOM - dark indigo pinafore
- TOP - pale blue/dark grey stripe hemp knit turtleneck
Have been hunting for ages for a Scandinavian style tine box at an affordable price, with the idea that it could be both an "in the house" sewing box, and at "at events" handwork project box... When this one turned up on Etsy for $35, I took several months to decide that it was worth indulging myself, and since it didn't get snapped up by another shopper, my birthday present to myself it became!
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||charter painted||plinth casters||bag to Goodwill|
|2||fabrics keyring||shed door rings||bag to Goodwill|
|3||Elizabethan shirt ||garlic planted||-|
|4||party cookery||flowerbulbs planted||-|
|5||reverse applique RTW dress||salad table planted||-|