Last weekend we had a big reshuffling. #2 daughter came to visit. #1 daughter had a birthday celebration and also came back to work for me, resulting in a much calmer week (of course I was also sleeping in till 5:00 or later, so that may be part of it as well). #2 son left for his college. #1 son and I started back to school as well, here in our county.
#2 daughter and I had a sewing day. She’s making this dress of chocolate brown satin. In fact, she has a set of glamorous origami-styled sheaths and a jacket planned.
I finished it over the course of the week, and you can see it below (wow, it needs pressing, doesn’t it?). I think it works well with the teal wool suit I made last year, so I believe I’ll make a matching skirt so I can swap back and forth. If the skirts are the same shape, that ought to work.
I have some caramel colored wool that would make a nice skirt, a dark brown fabric suited to pants, several blouse lengths in various blue-green shades, a sturdy jersey in aubergine, and some jacquard linen in a shade of burgundy that looks very good with the other colors.
In short, I have the makings of a SWAP, if I can be disciplined about taking the time to sew.
Here’s the other pattern I’m thinking of using. The jacket in the photo above was made from a Vogue pattern, not from this one, though the styles are similar. If I use the pants and skirt patterns from this ensemble, they should work well with that jacket.
Note how having finished ONE sewn item (apart from pressing it) makes me imagine that I will be able to sew up a whole wardrobe for myself?
But if I do one piece a week, I’ll be able to do just that. There are 11 pieces in a classic SWAP and 11 weeks from now is merely the beginning of April. Then I could switch over to warm weather clothes and have another complete SWAP before it cools off in the fall.
It could happen.