Oh the acronyms abound!
The truth about SWAP
No, not a kiss and tell-reveal all story – no gory details about private lives and strange fetishes, no tales of corruption and bribery – sorry. But I have found that when I sew for SWAP I get caught up in the ‘theme’ and everywhere I look I see fabric and patterns that are suitable for inclusion. Also, this year I wan’t particularly happy with some of my sets so I dumped one thing and made a replacement. As such I actually sew more than the required 11 garments.
Here are the extras…….things that were made but not included in final cut.
Of course, all is not lost, as I now have more items that coordinate with the original sets and got to try out new patterns and designs. If you sew SWAPs, do you sew more than you need too?
Thornberry made a very valid point that as her (and my) wardrobe are full of home-made clothes it really isn’t too much of a challenge to wear something we’ve made everyday in May. I did a quick check and I’d say that I have a wardrobe of 90% home mades. I haven’t bought RTW in years bar the odd cardigan or pair of jeans. This isn’t a pledge or promise not to buy, I just prefer my own now. The times when I do wear RTW are mostly Saturdays and days when I just want to slop about – on those occasions its a pair of jeans and a baggy M&S shirt. So my pledge to MMM is…it was supposed to be pledged before May 1st, I only got round to it yesterday so I hope it still counts…….
‘I, SewRuth of https://corecouture.wordpress.com/ sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavour to wear at least one garment that I have made each day for the duration of May 2014′
There are a staggering 603 (last count) participants, each promising something that they can manage and is fulfilling to them.
The Guardian has got wind of MMM too and has a page on their online newspaper. I really should up my knowledge and usage of Flickr, Picassa, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook. Partly I couldn’t be bothered and partly I can’t help wondering – How many outlets does one person need?
So for the first MMM outfit….
This is a pair of reddish-coralish coloured trousers: a lightweight denim using Vogue 1215. Also sewn as part of SWAP but discarded from the final cut. I did major alterations to these trousers – not fit – but added welt pockets and a fly zip and shortened to 7/8 length.
The top is a Vogue 8641 made in white cotton jersey under the SWAP mustard yellow jacket – Vogue 8430. Hermes Art des Steppes scarf to tie all the colours together and red Carvella court shoes. I wore this for work.
I actually think MMM is more interesting to on-lookers to see how we style and wear out clothes on an everyday basis. We post pictures of things we’ve made as we stand upright in our gardens or out and about around our towns and that’s brilliant, but it adds so much more to see the clothes ‘in action’.
Have a great week everyone. If you want to see other MMM outfits here’s some links to those things I don’t know how to use….