I've been away from blogger for a while, but I was determined to finish up some more of the SWAP before I posted again.
I made up an outfit using Loes Hinse Design patterns. I made the Boot skirt, View A, with the front vent and the Tank dress group, view D (look under dresses). I was inspired by a suggestion in the S magazine section on the website to make up these two garments as a two-piece dress. I used black rayon crepe and used stretch lace on the tank hem as suggested too.
These patterns sewed up easily and have the classic line and good fit I've come to expect of Loes Hinse's patterns. I'm determined to sew more of her patterns, as well as try out other independant pattern companies.
This outfit, although very basic, will be a great addition to my dinner/event wardrobe. I'm attending many more events than usual this year, as Canada's Navy is celebrating their centenary.
In regards to my SWAP progress:
- I've completed 5 out of 11 planned pieces
- My sweater has a completed back and I'm busy knitting up the front.
- All the woven dresses have been cut out and stay stitched.
- The purple satin for the other skirt is on my cutting table with the pattern pieces attached, ready to be cut out.
- Knit dress hasn't been touched yet.
So I'm happy with my progress and should be finished before April 1st....or is it March 31st....must go check.