So how am I getting on with SWAP 2016? not too badly, there have been some disappointments, plans that haven’t worked out, and some distractions like a fabric buying trip with the Yorkshire Spoolettes!
My idea now is to make whatever I fancy until mid March, then I will work on making sure I have got garments that fit the remit.
After Christmas I made 2 Lottie blouses using the Simple Sew Patten that was free with a magazine
The instructions weren’t great, and the pattern was lacking essential things like marking where to sew the tie to, but if you kept the final result in your head, you could work it out! Amanda of Sewing Bee fame has made a collection of Lotties here. I don’t think I will make quite as many, but I really like the pattern, its comfortable, stylish and has no buttons or zips.
I also made a simple navy jersey skirt, one single seam, with no waistband, just a wide piece of elastic sewn to the top of the skirt and folded over, like this