Completed SWAP (sewing with a plan) collections are up via Stitchers Guild. Due to the many appearances here of my older daughter in the last few months, you may have gathered that she is the recipient of my attempt at this year's challenge.
This year the concept of a completely co-ordinating 11 piece wardrobe was split. Instead, two capsules of 4-5 pieces were required for each entry, which have only one linking piece needed. These are the two capsules I have entered (no multi-outfit photos are allowed in the official entries, so this is a good excuse for me to show them to you as a two part collection).
I had planned to write a nice long post linking photos to each individual item I had made, but unfortunately, I am currently suffering from a very dodgy internet connection.
Instead, here are some outfit shots that are not in the official entry.
I think this is my most successful wardrobe sewing attempt yet, and despite making it often at long distance, all the items are being worn constantly (or else my daughter is a kind fibber). The success is partly due to having each top only need to coordinate with two bottom pieces and one cardigan, but also because after only 5 years of SWAP sewing I am finally getting more practiced at planning co-ordinating separates to make an appealing silhouette - instead of actually making two completely unsuited garments and having to start over ;(. After colour and fabric choice, I think the overall shape of the outfits is the next category to discipline in order to have mulitiple outfits from a small number of pieces, and I will be working more on this for my own sewing when I want to maximize garment use.
As soon as my internet recovers, I will be spending a lovely long time looking at all the other collections - so many brilliant outfit ideas are always very good for pattern acquisition encouragement.