The Stitchers Guild SWAP (Sewing with a Plan) is a great idea, with a new twist each year. I didn't finish it this year, but am displaying my partial attempt. Photos were due yesterday, so I missed the boat completely, having not finished my planned sewing by last week, and failing to reconsider my options by including a previously sewn garment for number 11.
The rules, paraphrased - sew 11 garments from 7 categories, 4 categories must be used twice. Aim - tried and true pattern development and garments that appear to belong in the same wardrobe.
I made 10 garments, from 7 categories, and am missing the silk dress of doom that has been sitting on my dress form Geraldine since February 29, and suitable photos of my hiking trousers.
Leather Jacket, silk charmeuse lined Burda Style10-2009-126
Cotton Lace skirt with silk charmeuse underlining Burda Style 02-2011-107
Rayon knit t shirt with ruffle cotton voile trim adapted from Burda Style 07-2010 2 layer t shirt
same skirt and top with merino gauze knit cardigan coat
Vogue 8728 lightweight silk poplin dress
Merino gauze knit cardigan coat Burda Style 03-2012-122
Rayon t shirt again
Merino knit cardigan coat again
with Denim trouser jeans with detail embroidery BWOF 04-2009-118
Silk jersey t shirt adapted from Burda Style 07-2010 2 layer t shirt
Silk-linen tweed skirt, lined with silk charmeuse, Burda Style 02-2011-107
same skirt with bib front blouse, cotton woven, from BWOF 01-2008-107/8
closer view of shirt so that bib frontedness is noticeable
Convertible hiking trousers from woven wicking polyester with starting point BWOF 04-2009-118
Silk jersey t shirt again adapted from Burda Style 07-2010 2 layer t shirt
Gortex rain jacket and son not part of the SWAP
Dress of doom
As a stand alone wardrobe, this is severely lacking in tops and blouses. However, as a sewing plan to develop a set of useful and co-ordinating patterns this was quite successful. As I already had a TNT t shirt, straight skirt and trouser pattern, I chose to concentrate on detail work for the skirts, embellishment for one of the t shirts and for the jeans, expanding garment options for the convertible trousers, and to concentrate my fitting and new-to-me construction efforts for the leather jacket. I enjoyed using some of the luxurious fabrics that had been languishing in my stash, and feel that I have made garments that I will wear frequently in my everyday life.