Friday, April 13, 2007

It is finished...

And I am definitely feeling the letdown...

I have been so anxious all week about the pictures for the SWAP contest (Sewing With A Plan), that now that I have finally selected and Photoshopped and Adobized five there is the letdown...My pictures have winged their way to Julie and of course, I think I should have sent some different shots or I am wondering if my write-up was succint enough but yet contained enough depth to get across my purpose in sewing the SWAP! Doubts, I have quite a few!

My next project is a suit - big surprise there right! And even though it doesn't feel like spring here in the Northeast and it doesn't look like it's coming anytime soon...I am going ahead with this outfit so I will be ready when spring finally does show up. I am using a TNT jacket pattern - Vogue 7944 and my TNT straight skirt pattern. Which I am going to admit that I now have in three different sizes! The version I was using last year is too big - how did that happen? So I am going back to the second version of this pattern (thank goodness I don't like throwing out patterns!) and will use it for the skirt. Both pieces will be lined and I am thinking of making a quickie little tank from some blue sandwashed silk crepe that I scored at JoMars years and years ago. I will work on that this weekend.

And finally Sunday I will begin sharing my "Seven Days of SWAP!" My 11 pieces really were created so that I could wear them for an entire week of work without repeating anything and for any occasion that might come up...several of what seems like the hundreds of shots that I took and rejected for the contest will be revealed at the time. I hope you will hang around and enjoy the show!

13 comments:

  1. looking forward to "seven days"

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  2. Looking forward to all of your fantastic creations!

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  3. You are incredible - love your blog, and all your lovely creations.

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  4. I can't wait to see your seven days of SWAP clothes. You inspire me to do the same. :) (Sew with a plan, that is.)

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  5. Yep, count me in too! Love it when you post....

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  6. I will! I can't wait to see your seven days of SWAP garments!

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  7. Carolyn - don't be so hard on yourself - I bet your photos are fabulous (they always have been in the past). I look forward to seeing your 7 day whirlwind of SWAP fashion!

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  8. what fun -- i am really looking forward to your seven days. remind us when voting is open, ok?

    (love the blue background)

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  9. I'm looking forward to it!!!!

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  10. I can't wait to see your pictures - you've given us a little taste already!

    I know what you means about the weather not cooperating. I'm sewing as if it were spring and summer, too.

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  11. Dying to see the photos of the whole collection. And don't worry about spring -- making your new suit is going to cause spring to arrive, you can bet on it! (And I agree that it's vital to save patterns. They go extinct very fast, and I've got some old ones that really aren't out of fashion at all.)

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  12. You have indeed lived up to your SWAP title. Very chic, very work-wearable. I admire the great variety in the fabrics and styles you have chosen. The sweaterknit looks wonderful, and I also look forward to seeing more detail of the red dress. I bought the same fabric from Julie, but have not made it up yet. Decisions, decisions.

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