I have started SWAP sewing. Somehow, after discussing with daughter the first that she might like to join this challenge, I have ended up agreeing to sew a work SWAP for her. I am not quite sure how this happened. She made herself a beautiful dress for Christmas, but it took her 2 weeks, and after that her enthusiasm for sewing 11 garments seemed to plummet. She has cut out a few t shirts instead. At least she is sewing.
Here is an almost outfit (RTW blouse, a Christmas gift from her Auntie).
I posted about the cardigan previously. It is from Jo Sharp Knit 7. The blue and grey yarns are the colour cornerstone of the SWAP.
The pants are from the December 2009 Burda Style magazine.
I did not make a toile, as I have made a few pairs of Burda pants previously for my daughter, and the adjustments are not usually too hard. As she has grown since the last pair (wore them for 2 months :(( ), I went up a size, and they are a little loose, so much so that the usual waist decrease was insufficient, and I had to add post construction back waistband and yoke darts.
I did not unpick and re-sew, as I have a sneaky feeling that she is still growing, and that some darts to let out may come in handy in a few months. I have made a very deep hem for the same reason.
What I really like about this pattern is the curved seaming.
(technical drawing from Burda
In the next pair, I will topstitch this.
The fabric is a cotton herringbone twill from Michael's Fabrics. I have a lot more of this, as I bought it in a bundle, so a skirt, or maybe two are further items in the SWAP. I have used a cotton quilting print for the inner waistband and the inner zip guard.
Next I think I will sew a blouse for me.