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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Spring Wardrobe Plan update

It was just about 3 months ago, that I posted my Spring Wardrobe Sewing With a Plan (SWAP for short).  Although I haven't been blogging much about it, I have been plugging away at sewing it, and I wanted to share with you what I've got done.  The plan was to use navy, white and grey fabrics to create an interchangeable wardrobe.
 So far,  I've made 2 woven shirts, 2 knit shirts, 2 skirts, 1 trench coat, 1 dress, 2 jackets and 1 vest.  I've still got more fabric to go from my original swap pile, but I think that this is probably as far as this SWAP will get. I'm really switching moods and have already started sewing summer dresses.  Looking at these pictures, I realize that I kind of got stuck on the navy blue, with only one white thing and one grey.  Oh well!  At least I didn't have to change my serger thread often. 

I'm really happy with this SWAP!  Unlike my last SWAP- my Green Goddess Wardrobe, this one is super versatile- all three colors are neutral and go with everything.  I already had plenty of grey, blue and white pants in my closet, so I didn't need to make pants, which is my least favorite thing to sew.  I still want to get a colorful purse- maybe a lime green or a fuchsia pink to add a pop of color to all of the outfits. 

If you have a stash of fabrics, I think this is a great way to get started sewing it.  It takes some planning, but it is really fun to do.  

3 comments:

  1. Your swap garments all look so nice together, you've done a great job putting it all together!

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  2. This is fantastic!!! I so need to do this. I always want to sew for myself but I get the leftover time and there just never is any! I would love to know how you went about planning what pieces to make. I am going to have to do this for myself. If I plan it out, maybe it wouldn't be so bad to finish one here and there as I get time.
    Laura

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  3. Hey I just saw you're from Champaign, IL. I live a little south of Chicago and I have family in Champaign!

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