SWAP 2012 Decisions

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!  Smile


Burda 5-2012-113 for the dark olive ponte knit B 05-2012-113denimand 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.Ottobre jeans

Burda 08-2012-112 for the wine wool.  wine woolB 08-2012-112This may change to the new Donna Karan skirt pattern Vogue 1324.  Maybe I can make both if I manage my yardage well…..V1324Burda 12-2011-119 for the silk charmeuse.charmeuseB 12-2011-119

Marfy 1251 for the chiffon.chiffon


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.

V 2354

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.wools

V 7881

And Vogue 8626 for Harris Tweed.  V 8626harris tweedWhich kinda looks boring as I’m looking at this on my computer screen. Maybe I’ll do Marfy 1401 instead. https://mezzocouture.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/f1401.jpgI’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

  1. 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 🙂

    1. “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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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! 🙂


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