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Posts Tagged ‘SWAP’

The Price of a SWAP

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. I spent some time reading on the porch, but mostly I’m reading and knitting, with a little sewing. I’m working on the gray jacket. The collar turned out well and the main pieces of the jacket have come together. Now it’s time to sew in the sleeves — […]

Whither the SWAP?

Friday, September 16th, 2016

HotPatterns has a great post on how they put together their fall capsule. Mine is about halfway done. In the list below, green means finished, orange means in progress, and red means not started yet: Core 4 gray jacket gray skirt gray tank gray pants Contrast outer column tweed jacket dark taupe pants Contrast inner […]

Delish Cardigan Progress

Friday, September 9th, 2016

I’m working both fronts of the Delish Cardigan at the same time, from two different skeins of the yarn, on one long circular needle. I’m about two inches from the armscye shaping. This pattern has waist shaping in the back only, so it’s definitely zombie knitting. I did the back on a family road trip […]

Labor Day PSD Wrapup

Monday, September 5th, 2016

Okay, I spent the weekend playing games with my family, not sewing, but I still got two pairs of Elle pants completed and three tops up to the handwork. Gray and Dusty Cedar make a very nice SWAP color combination, and I expect to have all of these garments finished by the end of the […]

Labor Day Weekend PSD 1: Elle Pants

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

How can I have sewn for so many years and made so many successful projects and still be such a bad seamstress? I cut the Style Arc Elle pants in  ponte de roma knit in the dark taupe and the silver. Both were 2 yard pieces of 60″ knit, but the silver ended up having […]

Color Grouping 4: Twinset in Dusty Cedar

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The next color grouping isn’t a column. It’s a top and jacket or cardigan in the fashion color (not neutral). Nix-Rice calls it a twinset, but in her class she emphasizes that it doesn’t have to be a literal twinset. The fashion color for my Fall 2016 SWAP is Dusty Cedar. On the left, jersey […]

Color Column 3: Inner Column in Taupe

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

The top half of the picture shows the dark taupe outer column fabrics, and the lower two are the inner column in Pantone’s Fall 2016 Warm Taupe. I’m planning to make the skirt from Simplicity 1467 and the Sunshine top. Both of these are TnT patterns for me. The SWAP includes both outer columns — […]

Color Column 2: Outer Column in Dark Taupe

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

The fabric in the upper left corner is a stretch woven in dark taupe, the other shade from my hair. Note that, while I think of my hair as basically gray, color software interprets it as varying shades of taupe, as shown below. The fabric at the upper right is a tweed with a thread […]

Color Column 1: The Core Four in Gray

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Gray is my key neutral. The color matches the lightest color in my hair, so it’s a “connection color” for me. The “core four” is a jacket, skirt, pants, and top, all in roughly the same color — your primary neutral, which you should choose from the shades in your hair. I’m planning to make […]

Choosing SWAP Patterns

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Planning your SWAP isn’t all about colors. You have to choose the right patterns, too. I like to use a wardrobe pattern, since I can be confident that all the pieces will work together. But you will also ideally be using Tried and  True (TNT) patterns — ones you’ve already made, fitted, and worn happily. […]

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