Wednesday, 18 April 2007

SWAP Outfit 5 - Spring Morning

Here the teal gored skirt is teamed with the burnt orange top accessorised with a slim belt and silk scarf at the neck.
The team and orange are the most challenging to mix as far as I am concerned and this outfit makes a strong statement.
Something to wear on a bright Spring day or even better on a slightly dull one to cheer things up.

Saturday, 14 April 2007

SWAP Outfit 4 - Saturday errands

Here's the print knit top with scoop neck and 3/4 sleeves, and a silk scarf as a belt shown with the reversible skirt indigo side out and sequin flat slip on shoes.
A great outfit for running errands on a Saturday morning - comfortable but still quite pulled together.

Wednesday, 11 April 2007

SWAP Outfit 3 - evening at the theatre

Another outfit where the picture has not been submitted to Julie.
This one has the SWAP dark teal Loes Hinse gore skirt worn with the teal burn out velvet Jalie Wrap top (the two patterns I bought from Julie to qualify) accessorised with a gold necklace, gold sandals and a dinky gold clutch bag.
This says evening at the theatre!

More outfits to come as I think of ways to combine stuff.

SWAP Outfit 2 - Smart Casual

Don't worry this picture is not one I've sent to Julie so it should not spoil the suprise for anyone.
This is the SWAP brown pants and purchased top, with a teal pashina, brown kitten heel suedette boots and a bead necklace I made myself (turquoise seed beads with brown irregular beads).

This outfit is one of those smart casual combos useful in so many situations.

Tuesday, 10 April 2007

SWAP Outfit 1 - cafe terrace

Here's the brown pants with the brown print top, dressed up with a pashmina, sandals, belt and necklace.
In this outfit I'm sipping a cold drink on a cafe terrace.
(edited to add this picture was also NOT sent to Julie and so is not spoiling anything!)
My photos are not great I know, but I loved the versatility of the outfits I could create with the SWAP pieces. The same fun as dressing a paper doll and chosing the accessories only I get to wear the outfits!!

Monday, 9 April 2007

The jacket

Here's the finished jacket. The planned hook and eye closure pulled so instead I used cord loops and covered buttons. I am pleased with the final look, it fits me beautifully.

SWAP 2007 Complete

Top Row (L->R):-
New Look 6315, View B, blouse in burnt orange slubbed home dec fabric.
Butterick 5487, View E, top in white/brown tropical flower polyester print.
Butterick 3344, View C, top in teal/brown 4 way stretch viscose print.
Purchased top from Wallis
Middle Row:-
Jalie 2449, View C, cross over top in teal 4 way stretch polyester burnout velvet
Burda 3064, View C, jacket in teal weave wool with petrel polyester lining,
Butterick 6768, Views A/C, wrapover blouse in teal/brown polyester print fabric.
Bottom Row:-
New Look 6054, View C, pants in dark teal polyester/viscose drapey woven.
Simplicity 4375, View B, pants in black/brown cotton/linen mix.
Loes Hinse 5007, View D, 6 gore skirt in black/teal polyester/viscose drapey woven.
Butterick 3972, View B, skirt in brown/indigo denim - reversible.

Sunday, 8 April 2007

Almost done...

We just got back (8:30pm here) from spending the Easter weekend with DH's parents, but I took my SWAP jacket with me and finished some bits of handsewing whilst watching TV, so only needs buttons and loops and I am declaring that the SWAP is done. MIL and DH's Auntie were in awe of the whole SWAP thing which was a nice feeling when my stuff is so plain compared to lots of the gorgreous stuff out there.

I will retake my photos tomorrow against a plain white sheet and send the photos over to Julie later on in the day.
I'm then away from home with work for two days so it makes a good deadline to finish them by end of Monday.