Sew Paradise SWAP

SWAP plan photo

This is my SWAP for spring/summer 2008 (see post a few weeks ago).

I started the teal top – Elizabeth Lee nursing shell/tank. I had a few issues (see post below), but I think I can fix them and the project will be fine. Sometimes I think I should be more muslin oriented. But you know I hate sewing muslins. So sometimes I get wadders. And cry.

I put up the tube top for a few days – I needed to think about what to do. Because I altered the pattern (it’s a wrap front tube top) I’m glad I put it up. Because I changed my mind on layering the underlay in a darker teal (the tube top is aqua). I think I’ll do it in the same color as the tube top.

I also am almost done with the pants – I bought shoes with the intention of hemming the pants to match, but struck out on the shoes. I ordered THREE more pairs (!) I’ll have to send at least one pair back. Or atone for my sins some other way. This time I ordered them from Aerosoles; I ordered a 7.5m last summer and they fit. So we’ll see. Naturalizer just has been inconsistent – I bought shoes in the fall in an 8M and they fit fine.

This weekend I intend to finish the shell and the tube top.

And then I can cut out the BurdaStyle Janina shorts – I’m saving the shirt dress for last

MINI SWAP on Sewing Refuge

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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