Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fall 2010 SWAP

It's time for another SWAP, that is, Sewing With a Plan.  Miss M has grown an inch in height since March.  Her girth on the other hand hasn't changed a bit.  Which means store-bought clothes are not going to fit her well this fall, especially pants.  Which is a bit of a problem since it can get pretty cold in the fall and pants are a must.  Enter the ability to sew! (Not to mention it's just plain fun!)

I followed the basic guideline set forth by the lovely ladies in the Ottobre English group on Yahoo.  I already had some fabric and put in an order last night for the rest.  I always get fabric envy for the gorgeous designer prints I see out there, so I figured it's time to allow myself the pleasure of using some high-quality prints before Miss M's clothes require too much yardage for it to be feasible.  Among my choices are a Michael Miller corduroy and a Hilco velveteen. Yum!

You can click on the picture to see it full-sized.

I do have some fabric I'll use for the trenchcoat...I just didn't bother taking a picture of it for the storyboard.

Of course, some things will probably get changed, switched around once I have the fabric in hand, but this is the basic scheme.  Is it completely nuts that I'm delighted to begin sewing long sleeved shirts and jackets when it's nearly 100 degrees outside?


  1. Looks great! I'm considering joining in and doing the SWAP, too. And I see that we agree on the neat dresses and skirts!

  2. Miss M loves to wear dresses and skirts...aren't these ones cute!?

    And that's why I have the bodysuit on the plan too...I figure she can wear it with skirts and dresses and not show her panties! I'm also looking into getting some good quality tights (maybe wool?) for colder days.

  3. One of my main things I wish I could do was plan out and sew all the kids clothes for each season. I tend to just wing it so a SWAP would work wonders for me!

    Great choices! I can't wait to see the finished products!