Just one big picture, a lot of pattern stats. But some satisfaction that it’s finished and wearable for the most part…..
There’s a technique involved in viewing the following image correctly, like one of those 3D pics (remember them?) – stand well back from your computer screen, take your glasses off, squint and put your eyes out of focus – you just might be able to see something resembling a rainbow………
From the left:
Red – Top Vogue 8641 OOP. Red, yellow, orange, pink flowers on chiffon. Frayed edges ruffle added around neck edge and selvage on sleeve hems.
Orange – Skirt Vogue 1247. Wide corduroy in burnt orange. Lengthened considerably
Yellow – Vogue 8430. Boiled wool in mustard yellow. Felted line design on front and back.
Green – Jeanuis rub-off pattern (Craftsty). Apple green denim with 1% Lycra. Bootcut legs
Blue – Vogue 8887. Royal blue fleece. Raw edges on show and lined with blouse fabric.
Kwik Sew 3782. Multi-coloured printed silky poly. Sleeveless with shortened tie.
Indigo – Self-drafted low cowl neck top with built-in camisole. Black cotton jersey with lilac, pink, purple spots.
Violet – Paco Peralta’s Apron skirt. Fine needle cord in plum. Added back patch pockets and played with nap on front and back. Thread through belt.
Kwik Sew 3782. Violet, purple, pink paisley print chiffon with a little bit of green. Long sleeves and double thickness front. Elasticated cuffs.
White cotton shirt McCalls 8750. Multi-coloured buttons – Goes with everything!
Noro Kirara shade 26 knitted cardigan. Rainbow coloured yarn, wool, cotton, silk and angora mix that just happens to go with all the other items. Loosely based on a pattern by Jane Ellison in Knitting Noro. Finished edge with a crochet stitch and multi-coloured buttons used again.
Good luck to all those sewing their own SWAP ’14. I look forward to seeing all the pics in the next few weeks.