This winter and spring I’m joining a bunch of other talented seamsters in the Stitcher’s Guild’s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. We’re all making eleven garments from tried-and-true patterns. Unfortunately, I don’t have any. My goal is to discover several TNTs over the course of the challenge through proper fitting, and this post marks its completion.
This month everything finally came together for the Stitcher’s Guild‘s Sewing with a Plan 2012 challenge. I was able to complete eleven garments that all fit into the SWAP’s requirements. But, I wouldn’t say I exactly met all of the goals of the SWAP. Many of the patterns I used are not going to become the “tried-and-true”, or TNT, patterns the SWAP intended for those participating to perfect. But, I’m proud to have finished eleven garments in the allotted time frame. And, I think getting distracted with other Sew-Alongs and changing a few things here and there were good for my growth as a seamstress anyway.
Here is my final SWAP 2012 tally…
Button-Down Shirt w/Collar
- Blouse or shirt (collar is optional)
5. BurdaStyle 5/2011 Bustier Dress with Draped Detail in teal shantung with dragon print cotton lining – completed (full pictures posted in tomorrow’s Tuesdays with Gertie!).
6. McCall’s 5308 in vintage wool – completed.
8. Jalie 2908 as skinnies in dark blue denim – completed, but yet to be posted.
9. McCall’s M5249 in ivory silk – completed.
Shorts or Capri Pants
- Jacket (jean jacket, windbreaker, hoodie, etc.)
Coat (suit or sport coat) Overcoat or Raincoat Bathing Suit & Coverup
So, that makes two blouses, two t-shirts, two dresses, two pairs of jeans, one pair of trousers, one skirt, and one jacket. A good range of garments, all of which have been and will be worn. Since the Minoru jacket was the inspiration for the color scheme, the range of colors is broad, but I think they all work together. Everything could be worn with the jacket, though the two dresses are not really the right style.
As far as TNT patterns, I’d say the Renfrew top and Jalie 2908 jeans definitely fall into that category. I already have my next pair of jeans cut out and ready to be stitched. (Watch out! They’re orange!) And, I picked up several knits at the FabMo event that are destined to become Renfrews.
What a crazy adventure these past few months have been. The SWAP really tested my sewing skills, pushed me to think about fit, encouraged me to make a wide range of garments that I can wear day in and day out, and kept me excited about sewing. Thank you Stitcher’s Guild. You might be seeing me for another SWAP next year, but no promises.