Monday, September 29, 2014

Butterick 4518 and Sewing with a Plan (SWAP)

I posted about SWAP here in 2007.  Once l learn about SWAP  I attempted to sew a black & white a wardrobe following the concept. I sewed 3 of the 11-pieces, became bored, lost interest and moved on to another project. Although I was not successful with SWAP somehow I manage to have a work wardrobe (business/casual professional) that reflects the concept. Everything in my wardrobe has two or more partners, everything works with everything no matter what color and I always have something to wear.

Why am I revisiting the concept of SWAP? The colors in the skirt are my inspiration. What does B4518 has to do with my inspiration? I choose view B a simple top because I wanted my fabric choices to do all the work. Later…..


Judith said...

Like you I start with great plans, then get sidetracked midway! Love the little top pattern ~ it will go well with the skirt ... J

Sewingfunthings said...

This is a beautiful skirt! I understand SWAP when one has a career it is important to be able to reach in the closet day after day and everything works. It keeps the stress at bay.

Mariela Alethia said...

Dorothy you are on point. It is a pleasure to get up in the mornings and walk into my closet and reach for a dress or any 2-piece and a jacket. No matter what I choose it all work well together.

Anonymous said...

Judith , that is correct. And that was one of the reasons why i don't sew often. Knowing what I know now, I believe I've figured out a way to be more productive. Also, I've learn that in order for me to sew successfully I must be inspired by something, and be able to accomplishment it in a relatively short time.

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