Well, so far these are my decisions. For the wool boucle jacket, I’m leaning heavily to this new Marfy 2922 pattern. I’m just waiting for it to arrive. It’s very Chanel, and I really like the collar detail. And I don’t have to draft my own, peeps!
Burda 5-2012-113 for the dark olive ponte knit and Ottobre jeans for the stretch denim. I cannot believe I’m considering a pair of jeans, but the fabric is in my stash, and it would be perfect.
Burda 08-2012-112 for the wine wool. This may change to the new Donna Karan skirt pattern Vogue 1324. Maybe I can make both if I manage my yardage well…..Burda 12-2011-119 for the silk charmeuse.
Vintage Vogue 2354 for a LRD from wool crepe. I don’t have a pic of the wool, but it’s very lovely red, and has been crying to be made into a dress for probably a decade or so.
Claire Schaeffer’s Vogue 7881 for the sage and the caramel wools. This may change to my favourite pants pattern, Vogue 2578, or I may do one of each. I’ve made up both a few times. All I know is that I want dressy straight or wide-leg trousers out of both wools.
And Vogue 8626 for Harris Tweed. Which kinda looks boring as I’m looking at this on my computer screen. Maybe I’ll do Marfy 1401 instead. I’m leaning towards the Marfy, but I prefer the back details of the Vogue – the Marfy is very A-line plain and I’d need to decided on velvet or leather or something for the trim. Fur? Hmmmm… And then I’d have to see if I’m up to making a muslin of 3 different Marfy patterns…. for one season. Ulp.
And I’m planning to take Steph C’s advice: Start with the easiest. That will be the ponte knit skirt. What do you think? I hope I didn’t bite off more than I can sew.
15 thoughts on “SWAP 2012 Decisions”
Wow, lovely fabrics, and interesting pattern choices! I’ll be watching with interest, that’s for sure!
Oh wow. This looks amazing and I too will be watching with great interest. I’m hopeless with plans when it comes to sewing. Don’t know why :o)
I love all of these! I want to steal them when you’re done! I definitely vote for the Vogue for the last longer jacket; the back seaming is lovely and I think it’d be great to have a sleek simple coat to wear with your more intricate pieces 🙂
“sleek simple coat to wear” Excellent point. I need to make a choice about this quickly, because it’s c-c-c-cold here now!
Beautiful collection! Get sewing, I want to see results ;p and I’ll live vicariously through your sewing.
Oh these are all such good plans- I want to see them all.
Ha ha! As do I!!
Vogue 2354 is gorgeous, really unusual. I’ll be following along with interest!
I’m new to following your blog. Thanks for sharing your creativity. So far I find your posts pretty inspiring. I love the fabric and pattern combos and can’t wait to see how they come out. Have fun.
Thanks for your encouragement, Margherita! I’m feeling motivated because I have a plan!
Wow, I love the Marfy design. I’m looking forward to seeing all these pieces come together!
Great array of fabrics and patterns! Vogue 7881 looks so unique!
I don´t start with the esasiest but with the thing I´m more likely to start wearing earlier. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing what you make first!
I always start with the easiest first because when you have a few finished pieces you’re more motivated to finish up the harder ones! I like the plan you will have an awesome wardrobe when you’re done. And I will be right here cheering you along, while I sew my own 11 more out of 13 piece wardrobe! 🙂
THIRTEEN PIECE WARDROBE! Wow and wow. I wouldn’t even know where to start, but one day I’ll get there. Baby steps, right?
You have very beautiful fabrics and patterns for your SWAP plan!
Am also currently working on a SWAP.