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Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2018, 11:46:27 AM »
OK here's what I'm thinking, but I need @Manuela to confirm it's OK for me:

Group 1:
Black RTW jeans
Blue silk top
Knit moto jacket

Group 2:
Red stripe t-shirt
Black pinafore
???

No idea beyond that.

Can I make underwear? I want to make a body type thing which wouldn't be visible in Group 2 outfit but I'm not sure what else to make.
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Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2018, 13:00:19 PM »
OK here's what I'm thinking, but I need @Manuela to confirm it's OK for me:

Group 1:
Black RTW jeans
Blue silk top
Knit moto jacket

Group 2:
Red stripe t-shirt
Black pinafore
???

No idea beyond that.

Can I make underwear? I want to make a body type thing which wouldn't be visible in Group 2 outfit but I'm not sure what else to make.
Sorry @Francesca, no underwear...
For your group 2, how about another t-shirt for your pinafore?
What are you making for the 'Florals Rule' competition, is there something you could put into group 3?
Are their any orphans that need pairing up with something in your closet? Is there a jacket or coat you want to make (that could be your wild card)?

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2018, 14:16:55 PM »
Sorry @Francesca, no underwear...
For your group 2, how about another t-shirt for your pinafore?
What are you making for the 'Florals Rule' competition, is there something you could put into group 3?
Are their any orphans that need pairing up with something in your closet? Is there a jacket or coat you want to make (that could be your wild card)?


Ooooooh I get it now. I thought the group had to be all worn together. So I can make two t-shirts to go with my pinafore. Or two tops to go with my jeans  0_0

I'm making a dress that would probably work as a wildcard.

I've also come up with the idea of a wrap skirt with a body/tanktop (hoping a body would count as long as I intend to wear it as a VISIBLE item rather than undies, though for my uses it would function as both), and a wrap cardigan to go over the top.
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Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2018, 14:18:38 PM »
OK here's my further idea

Group 1:
Black RTW jeans
Blue silk top
Knit moto jacket

Group 2:
Red stripe t-shirt
Black pinafore
White off-the-shoulder knit top

Group 3:
Black wrap skirt
Some sort of wrap cardigan
Body/cami

Wildcard: Blue dress or navy jumpsuit. Whatever makes the cut.
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Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2018, 14:28:06 PM »
@Francesca, yay, bingo  :)
Yor plan looks good, group 3 coordinates well with group 1 (and maybe even with group 2) and your wild card goes with two of your groups.
Experience tells me that plans may or may not change  :devil:

jen

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2018, 20:54:08 PM »
Glad I wasn’t the only one getting confused in the over under bit. So, any one of the three groups could have 2 dresses and a jacket or cardi, or trousers and a couple of tops, or a skirt and a couple of tops, and two of the three groups must mix and match, as must the wild card, and a total of three of the ten garments can already be in your wardrobe either as rtw or already sewn. Is that it?
Or two put it another way, a theme and palette goes through seven of the garments, but not necessarily through the three which are in a group on their own.

Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2018, 21:17:10 PM »
Glad I wasn’t the only one getting confused in the over under bit. So, any one of the three groups could have 2 dresses and a jacket or cardi, or trousers and a couple of tops, or a skirt and a couple of tops, and two of the three groups must mix and match, as must the wild card, and a total of three of the ten garments can already be in your wardrobe either as rtw or already sewn. Is that it?
Or two put it another way, a theme and palette goes through seven of the garments, but not necessarily through the three which are in a group on their own.

@jen, yes you got it right...
- 1 RTW and two previously sewn or 3 previously sewn garments
- any or all of the groups can have 2 dresses and a cardy/jacket/coat/cape if that is what you wear

elephun

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2018, 05:43:41 AM »
Sounds fun, and the rules don't seem so restrictive. Maybe I'm getting more passive as the years go by? Doubtful.  :devil:

I started and finished my Stitcher's Guild SWAP early. I could probably use another plan to sew to since I've had a bit of a break. I'll see what I come up with. I guess I'll start an individual thread since I haven't done that yet.

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2018, 07:41:24 AM »
'kind of plan' I like that.  In this instance I think I can make whatever I want and see if I can assemble it according to the rules in due course...I'd have to impose more rules for myself anyway, preferably on colour to make sure it does coordinate
C'est moi!

Francesca

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2018, 10:44:19 AM »
I'm thinking of going for a red/blue colour palette (with plenty of black) as that's what I seem to wear the most of anyway. I've got some lovely red, blue and white raw silk check that I need to make something from, that would be perfect to "tie" everything together as it has a bit of all the colours in it.
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Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2018, 12:35:44 PM »
I'm thinking of going for a red/blue colour palette (with plenty of black) as that's what I seem to wear the most of anyway. I've got some lovely red, blue and white raw silk check that I need to make something from, that would be perfect to "tie" everything together as it has a bit of all the colours in it.
Planning is fun, right...?
I didn't mention colours, because I don't want people to feel restricted. What looks great to one person might look horrid to another. I consider fuchsia pink as a neutral for example and have successfully combined it with orange  ;)  It's certainly not everybody's cup of tea, but it works for me...

Saashka

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2018, 20:54:18 PM »
Thank you, Manuela! Now I need to figure out some kind of a plan.

jen

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2018, 07:59:43 AM »
I’m dithering over colours. The safe option would be to base it round one of black, grey, navy, fawn, brown, or white. I do love the idea of treating a vibrant colour as a neutral and combining it with other vibrant colours Manuela, orange and fuschia look terrific. I’ve used fuschia but don’t think I can use it massively or close to my face. The last time I used it as an accent on khaki. One key limiter on colour is accessorising, especially shoes and bags. I try to keep in mind what I already have. Shoes can be especially difficult, trying to match style and colour. If I make a winter dress whether it works with one of my two pairs of boots is a decider on colour.

Manuela

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2018, 09:13:58 AM »
@jen, how a out adding turquoise or teal to your neutrals?

DementedFairy

Re: Sewing With A Kind Of Plan - SWAKOP our first wardrobing competition
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2018, 09:58:37 AM »
@jen, how a out adding turquoise or teal to your neutrals?

A couple of the peeps who finished this year's SWAP used teal, combining it with several other basics very successfully.  What a lot of us did, was to select some images which gave us a colour palette already used by an artist.  Mine were these if you recall


This helped me maintain focus while choosing

and the final collection
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