SWAP 2019 finished

My SWAP (sewing with a plan) is complete.   This year’s rules required us to choose a colour scheme from an inspiration photo; two neutrals with 2-5 accents and/or prints.  Each item needed to make at least 2 outfits.  While I didn’t need a fully cohesive capsule wardrobe, I did want to plug a few gaps in what I already have, and to add much more colour.  My colour scheme is based on a butterfly print fabric that I had.  Lots of colours to choose from.

Colour palette from butterfly print
Bottom row : neutrals
Right columns : accents


For my neutrals, I’ve chosen denim blue and olive.  On my to-do list was an olive T and jeans, and a denim shirt.  To make up the extra neutrals, I’ve included blue jeans as my ‘pre-SWAP’ item and made a lingerie set in olive as my wildcards.  I’ve used the maximum number of accents/ print allowed.  Since not everything was required to match, I’ve also used prints in both the tops and bottoms.   For the patterns, I’ve mainly worked from TNT patterns, as well as working on drafting my own bodice sloper.   Both of the shirts are self drafted, as well as the lace T and the white print capris.

SWAP 2019 All-together


Most of these items you have seen before and you can find them with the links below.

What is new is the olive T and the butterfly print shorts.  The first olive T that I made (Style Arc Courtney) was a real flop, but I found a nice slub cotton that I’ve made using a Lekala pattern.  This pattern was a freebie when it was released as a beta pattern a while back, but has since disappeared from the site.  But it is a great pattern.  The neckband is applied before the lower front is sewn on, so it makes the V neck very simple to put together.  I’ve added the pocket flap for something different.

Olive slub T

The shorts are  from a Knipmode pattern.  It has a faced waistband and ties/belt that is sewn into the front darts.   While I won’t be wearing them in public, they have been fun to wear around the house over a long hot summer.

2 thoughts on “SWAP 2019 finished

  1. Wow you SWAP looks amazing and your last 2 garments are perfect. Also have you had your hair cut, I really like it short.

    So behind on reading blogs, hope to catch up soon.


    1. Thanks Sharon. Hope all is well with you. Yes, I freaked my hairdresser out when I asked her to cut it all down to 2″ long 🙂 It’s so much cooler and easier to handle.


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