Wednesday, 2 April 2008
First SWAP finished - or not
NEW JEANS FOR A NEW TEEN
11 pieces, one of which must be made from a print fabric and must include fabric(s) or pattern(s)purchased from Timmel Fabrics, 4 bottoms, 6 tops, 1 or 2 of which may be dresses and one "jacket". All of the items must co ordinate.
1. Medium Denim capri shorts, tan topstitching - pattern from Top Kids Magazine
2. Navy blue stretch woven cotton spandex, pink print trim - pattern Simplicity 5220 (wardrobe pattern piece #1)
3. Dark denim A-line skirt, pink embroidery with touches of green and chambray blue - pattern Simplicity 5220(wardrobe pattern piece #2)
4. Dark denim jeans, white topstitching, pink embroidery with touches of green and chambray blue - pattern Jalie 968 (pattern purchased from Timmel Fabrics)
6 tops, 2 to be more like blouses than t shirts, may include 1 or 2 dresses
1. Hibiscus pink and white cotton print dress, piped at neck and arm holes in green and white, hand smocked in pink and green with pink beading. Contoured bodice band hand embroidered and beaded in pink and green. Pattern - self drafted pattern.(print fabric)(not a t shirt #1)
2. Pink with navy polka dot knit twist t shirt. - pattern Simplicity 3800 (print fabric)
3. Pink shirred strappy top, cotton cheesecloth, trimmed with pink print - self drafted pattern
4. White cotton knit ( Fabric purchased from Timmel Fabrics)t shirt, hand embroidered at neckline in pink and green - pattern Jalie sweetheart top (Pattern purchased from Timmel Fabrics)
5. Chambray blue cotton sleevless princess line blouse with hand smocked insert (white smocking, chambray braid insert to seams - pattern adapted from Butterick 435 (not a t shirt #2)
6. Mandarin collar top in gold/pink/green brocade with pink piping and frog closures (Fabric purchased from Timmel Fabrics)- pattern Simplicity 5220 (wardrobe pattern piece #3)(print fabric)(not a t shirt #3)
1. Off white cardigan style jacket from a cotton knitted lace fabric, bound with satin bias binding, one button at neck - self drafted pattern, cut down from tunic style top.
I am hankering after a sweet litte bamboo knitted bolero jacket from the last issue of Stitches magazine as an alternative jacket. I have the pattern, the bamboo yarn, but only 10 days to go, and plenty of sewing for my SWAP so I think finishing a different jacket in time is unlikely ( I am a slow knitter). I am pretty pleased with the SWAP as it is pictured.